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Cracking The Maya Code

Season 35, Episode 8 of 18

This is a definitive look back at how a handful of pioneers deciphered the intricate system of hieroglyphs developed by the Maya. One of the greatest detective stories in all of archaeology, it has never been told in depth on television before. With magnificent footage of Mayan temples and art, this documentary was many years in the making and culminates in the fascinating account of this once magnificent ancient civilization's ingenious method of communication.

Previously Aired

Day
Time
Channel
5/5/2009
8 p.m.
5/6/2009
1 a.m.
5/8/2009
11 p.m.
5/9/2009
4 a.m.
5/10/2009
4 p.m.
3/23/2010
8 p.m.
3/24/2010
1 a.m.
3/26/2010
11 p.m.
7/27/2010
9 p.m.
7/28/2010
2 a.m.
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