PALABRAS CLAVE: Civilización Maya, Códice de Dresde, Venus, of the Dresden Codex describe the Mayan Venus calendar along with the augural. Códice de Dresde. Un comentario al Códice de Dresde. Libro de jeroglifos mayas (Spanish Edition) [Thompson John Eric Sidney] on *FREE* . Page 1. Page 2. Page 3. Page 4. Page 5. Page 6. Page 7. Page 8. Page 9. Page Page Page Page Page Page Page Page Page

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Paul Schellhas in and assigned letters to gods for specific glyphs since they had several possible names. Maya codices singular codex are folding books written by the pre-Columbian Maya civilization in Maya hieroglyphic script on Mesoamerican bark paper.

He sequenced Codex A on the front side followed by its back side, with the same order on Codex B. Gates published a facsimile rendition of the Dresden. Exactly how codoce Dresden Codex ended up in Europe is not clear. An Encyclopedia of Cosmologies and Myth. The Dresden Codex contains 78 pages with decorative board covers on the front and back. Contributions of the University of California.

Unfortunately, all of them have degraded into unopenable masses or collections of very small flakes and bits of the original texts. The chalk-coated writing material, amatlis a paper-like matter produced from fig-tree fiber by means of soaking and beating. Accessed 12 September Archaeological excavations of Maya sites have turned up a number of rectangular lumps of plaster and paint flakes, most commonly in elite tombs. Webarchive template wayback links CS1 errors: The Codex was dersde in Spain in the s; it was divided into two parts of differing sizes that were found in different locations.


Maya codices

Two dd early 20th-century forged codices were in the collection of Codicf Randolph Hearst. Italian artist and engraver Agostino Agliostarting inbecame the first to transcribe and illustrate the codex completely for Lord Kingsborough, who published it in his nine volumes of Antiquities of Mexico in — The codex depicts hieroglyphs and numerals and figures, codicd contains ritual and divination calendars, calculations of the phases of Venus, eclipses of the sun and moon, instructions relating to new-year ceremonies, and descriptions of the locations of the Rain God, which culminate in a full-page miniature showing a great deluge.

Physical Description 39 leaves: In Constantine Samuel Rafinesque had identified this book as being of Maya origin based on its glyphs looking like those found at Palenque.

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At the top of each page is a number, and down the left of each page is what appears to be a list of dates. The Mayan astronomers would use the codex for day keeping, but also determining the cause of sickness and other misfortunes. The MayaLondon: The pages are much less detailed than in the other codices, and hardly provide any corice that is not already in the Dresden Codex.

It is written in Mayan hieroglyphs and refers to an original text dresee some three or four hundred years earlier, describing local history and astronomical tables.

Alonso de Zorita wrote that in he saw numerous such books drsde the Guatemalan highlands that codicd their history for more than eight hundred rresde back, and that were interpreted for me by very ancient Indians” Zorita The paper was made from the inner bark of certain trees, the main being the wild fig tree or amate Ficus glabrata.


The folding books are the products of professional scribes working under the patronage of deities such as the Tonsured Maize God and the Howler Monkey Gods. Such codices were the primary written records of Maya civilization, together with the many inscriptions on stone monuments and stelae that survived. Other scholars have expressed a differing opinion, noting that the rl is similar in style to murals found at Chichen ItzaMayapan and sites on the east coast such as Santa Rita, Tancah and Tulum.

Zimmerman noted that the damage was extreme on pages 2, 4, 24, 28, 34, 38, 71 and These tables focus on eclipses, equinoxes and solstices, the sidreal cycle of Mars, and the synodic cycles of Mars and Venus.

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He said he produced 75 copies Gates, booklet with “The Dresden Codex”,but I have noticed some unnumbered copies of this edition that may have been put together from extra printed sheets that were picked up by graduate students some time later drssde communication of March or April with Jeremiah F. The book suffered serious water damage during World War II. Return to top of page. This is available from: The original drawing is now lost, but a copy survives among some of Kingsborough’s unpublished proof sheetsheld in collection at the Newberry LibraryChicago.

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