Yuri Knorozov

Soviet and Russian mesoamericanist (1922-1999)

Yuriy Valentinovich Knorozov (alternatively Knorosov; Ю́рий Валенти́нович Кноро́зов; November 19, 1922 – March 31, 1999) was a Soviet linguist epigrapher and ethnographer, who is particularly renowned for the pivotal role his research played in the decipherment of the Maya script, the writing system used by the pre-Columbian Maya civilization of Mesoamerica.


  • What created by a human mind, can be solved by another human mind. From this point of view does not exist and cannot exist unsolved problems in any area of science.

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