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Cracking the Maya Code

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The following resources from the companion Web site accompany this program:

Watch the Program
Watch the entire program online after the broadcast date. (Quicktime or Windows Media required.) (Grades 6-8, 9-12)

Time Line of Decipherment
Use this interactive time line to trace key discoveries over the centuries to understand Maya script. (Flash plug-in required; printable version available.) (Grades 6-8, 9-12)

A Masterpiece Revealed
Tour this interactive mural to see archeological illustrations of how the San Bartolo's North Wall glyphs might have originally looked, and learn about the ancient Maya elements depicted in the painting. (Flash plug-in required.) (Grades 6-8, 9-12)

Decode Stela 3
Follow the decipherment of a passage of Maya glyphs carved onto an ancient stone monument, hear the ancient Maya spoken, and learn the meaning behind the glyphs in this interactive. (Flash plug-in required.) (Grades 6-8, 9-12)

Map of the Maya World
Navigate this interactive map to learn more about 15 of the better-known Maya sites, including Chichen Itza and Copan. (Flash plug-in required; printable version available.) (Grades 3-5, 6-8, 9-12)

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Cracking the Maya Code
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