Make Inside Feel Like CourtsideGear up with great deals on the latest tech.Shop now ›
NOVA: Cracking the Maya Code [DVD] [English] [2007]
Price Match Guarantee

Best Buy is dedicated to always offering the best value to our customers. We will match the price, at the time of purchase, on a Price Match Guarantee product if you find the same item at a lower price at a Designated Major Online Retailer or at a local retail competitor's store.

Here's how:
  • If you find a qualifying lower price online, call 1-888-BEST BUY and direct a customer service agent to the web site with the lower price, or when visiting a Best Buy store, one of our employees will assist you.
  • On qualifying products, Best Buy will then verify the current price to complete the price match.

Exclusions apply including, but not limited to, Competitors' service prices, special daily or hourly sales, and items for sale Thanksgiving Day through the Monday after Thanksgiving. See the list of Designated Major Online Retailers and full details.

$17.99
Cardholder Offers

Overview

Special Features

  • Production Scrapbook
  • Director biography
  • Resources

Synopsis

Breaking the Maya Code
The discovery of Mayan hieroglyphs qualifies as something of a miracle in and of itself,, given the 16th Century Spaniards' systematic destruction of all books, monuments and pottery bearing the written language. History took a turn for the better in the 18th century, however, when archaeologists turned up a series of artifacts inscribed with these glyphs - artifacts buried in the Central American jungles for hundreds of years. As adapted from Michael Coe's bestselling book of the same name and helmed by David Lebrun, this film relays the tale of the 200-year quest by linguists to translate the said language. The journey carries the audience to locales as diverse and extreme as the icy Russian tundras, the Guatemalan jungles and the antiquated libraries of Madrid, Spain; in those and other milieux, a motley group of theoreticians from diverse fields, including a California-based journalist, a Tennessee art teacher and a British photographer, begin to gradually put the pieces together. What ultimately emerges from this collective work is a portrait of a society fractured into conflicting factions, guided by a bizarre cosmology (almost byzantine in its complexity) and strange, almost otherworldly ritual - a social picture that connects contemporary Mayans to their long-severed-off past. ~ Nathan Southern, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • CCH Pounder
    CCH Pounder - Narrator
Product images, including color, may differ from actual product appearance.