The Resource Breaking the Maya code

Breaking the Maya code

Label
Breaking the Maya code
Title
Breaking the Maya code
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
For almost 2000 years, the ancient Maya of Central America recorded their history and ideas in an intricate and beautiful hieroglyphic script. Then, in the 16th century, Spanish invaders burned their books and ruthlessly extinguished hieroglyphic literacy. By the 18th century, when stone inscriptions were discovered buried in the jungles of Central America, no one on earth could read them. Breaking the Maya Code is the story of the 200-year struggle to unlock the lost secrets of this ancient civilization. Based on archaeologist Michael Coe's book, called by The New York Times "one of the great stories of twentieth century scientific discovery", this amazing detective story is filled with false leads, rivalries and colliding personalities. It takes us from the jungles of Guatemala to the bitter cold of Russia, from ancient Maya temples to the dusty libraries of Dresden and Madrid. The heroes of the story are an extraordinary group of men and women: linguists and mathematicians, artists and adventurers, archeologists and eccentrics - each finding a different piece of the puzzle. They include an English photographer, a German librarian, a Russian soldier, a California newspaperman, and an art teacher from Tennessee. An 18-year-old boy, immersed in the glyphs since early childhood, makes the final breakthrough
Member of
Cataloging source
Midwest
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Directed by David Lebrun
Intended audience
Not rated
PerformerNote
Narrator, C.C.H. Pounder
Runtime
116
Target audience
adult
Technique
live action
Label
Breaking the Maya code
Link
https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/10023660
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1mwtocm10023660
Dimensions
  • other
  • unknown
Extent
1 online resource (1 video file (approximately 116 min.))
Form of item
electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Media category
  • video
  • computer
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
  • c
Medium for sound
other
Other physical details
sound, color
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
10023660
Publisher number
MWT10023660
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Video recording format
other
Label
Breaking the Maya code
Link
https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/10023660
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1mwtocm10023660
Dimensions
  • other
  • unknown
Extent
1 online resource (1 video file (approximately 116 min.))
Form of item
electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Media category
  • video
  • computer
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
  • c
Medium for sound
other
Other physical details
sound, color
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
10023660
Publisher number
MWT10023660
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Video recording format
other

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