Buried Treasure

Coco, Paul
February 2006
Scholastic News -- Edition 4;2/27/2006, Vol. 68 Issue 17, p6
The article considers the discovery of hieroglyphs created by the Maya inside an ancient pyramid in San Bartolo, Guatemala. Archaeologists and scientists say the symbols show that the Maya created a writing system earlier than experts originally thought. Until now, many experts have thought that the Maya developed that writing system about 2,100 years ago. However, scientists say the glyphs found at San Bartolo are about 2,250 years old--150 years older than any known Maya writing. INSETS: TRAVEL QUIZ;What's that word?.


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