maya script

The Mayas already had a script in the 1st century that was called glyphs. The characters are ideographic and usually have a square or rectangular form. Only three manuscripts were saved, the others were destroyed in the in the 15th century by the Spanish bishop of Yucatan. The Maya script is read horizontally, esp. from left to right, rarely from right to left. It remained undeciphered until a few years ago.





Logographic script

Meroitic script