How do we know about the Maya?

Unlike most Native American groups, the Maya developed a form of writing to record their history and their religious beliefs.

The Maya wrote in hieroglyphs, pictures that symbolized things, ideas, or sounds in their spoken language. They used these symbols to write on stelae (stone tablets) and in codices, books made of long strips of bark folded accordion-style to make separate pages.

how do we know about the maya
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