In the late 19th century, Ernst Forstemann works out the many cycles of the Maya calendar.

 

This is one of 8 scenes available on YouTube from the 2-hour documentary film Breaking the Maya Code, a 400-year history of the Maya decipherment that has won 5 Best Documentary awards at international film festivals.

For more on the film and the Maya script go

to http://www.nightfirefilms.org/breakingthemayacode/

or to buy the film on DVD go to http://www.nightfirefilms.net/store/store.htm