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Discoveries in Yucatan
|Title||Discoveries in Yucatan|
|Publication Type||Magazine Article|
|Year of Publication||1895|
|Secondary Authors||Lund, Anthon H.|
|Magazine||The Latter Day Saints' Millennial Star|
|Date Published||15 August 1895|
|Keywords||Ancient America – Mesoamerica; Archaeology; Hieratic; Hieroglyph; Language - Egyptian; Language - Mayan; Native Americans – Maya|
This reprint from the Deseret News tells of an archaeologist, Dr. Augustus le Plongeon, who deciphered several inscriptions found in Central America. He found that the hieratic (sacred) alphabet of the Mayas was almost identical to that of the Egyptians, as well as similar grammar and characters with identical meanings. Two cities in the peninsula of Yucatan were “visited by learned men from all parts of the world.” Creation stories were found recorded that resemble Old World legends. Dr. Plongeon directly links Egyptian identity with the Mayan people.
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