Lisa and I visited the ancient walled city of Tulum, a place she really wanted to see. We tried to understand the carvings on the stone temple: birth of a baby and then what looked like a descending god arriving head down. There was a red hand print. Ancient graffiti.
The Mayans left their writing--beautiful glyphs. We noticed a guide was wearing a pendant inscribed with Mayan glyphs. I asked him about it. He told me it was his name Jose and that the Mayan writing system has been about 80% deciphered by scholars.
"Are you sure it doesn't say George?" I asked. This made him laugh.
Lisa also has a pendant with her name written in Mayan glyphs and she treasures it.