According to historians, the Maya script was the most elaborated writing system in ancient America. Is a genuine intricate system, combining images or glyphs that translate for the idea of a word. At the same time, using smaller elements that determine the sounds of syllables, as well as to illustrate grammar. Many of the prints depict the Mayan’s interest in royal and military events, as well as with clerical, bureaucratic, trade and everyday life of its rulers.
The Mayan script was not a form of art or was used in educational way. It was mainly used to described and portrait the legacy of the ruler and its rituals. Moreover, the development of the written scripts was not used to annotate the production needs of the state. Mayan scripts’ emergence has it basis from an array of customs from the Olmec.