Mayan books were burned and culture destroyed by Christians in 1700, same as Yazidi culture is destroyed by Islamist today.
You have read lot about Ancient Greece, The Egyptians, The Romans etc from Bible, historians but not about Mayan period because books, knowledge were ,just like Muslim burned Hindu, Buddhist books in Nalanda, Takshshila ead terrorist religion which you still seen day, players changed as now Saudi and many Middle east Islamic nations pay for terrorism to spread. Why little is known about the pre-Columbus Maya peoples is because Christians , Spaniards finished their existence to spread Christianity. Mel Gibson’s 2006 film ‘Apocalypto’ doesn’t count as an accurate source of Mayan information.
The Mayans formed the first pre-Columbus writing system in the Americas, which is thought by historians to date back to as far as the 3rd century BC. Historians believe the writing used 800 different glyphs which, as you can see, appears somewhat reminiscent of the Egyptian hieroglyphs, but it has no direct parallels.
Spanish burned all Mayan-related documents they could get their hands…
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