Of the many Maya languages, only two (possibly three) were written down with the hieroglyphic system.
It is thought that speakers of the Ch'olan language, and possibly also those of the Tzeltalan language, were the inventors of the Maya writing system.
And if it is two positions before the end, then it is seven hundred.
Arithmetic combinations of these yield "digits" from zero to nineteen.
For example, four is represented as four dots, seven is a bar and two dots, and nineteen is three bars and four dots as .
The last indepedent Maya kingdom of Tayasal, fell as late as 1697.
However, the Maya survived and there is estimated to be at least one million Mayas living in Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras today.
The Maya hieroglypic writing is arguably one of the most visually striking writing systems of the world.