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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Maya codices

The Dresden Codex is a Mayan book, the oldest surviving from the Americas, dating to the 13th or 14th century. The codex was rediscovered in the city of Dresden, Germanyhence the book’s present name.

It is located in the museum of the Saxon State Library. The book suffered serious water damage during World War II.

It is written in Mayan hieroglyphs and refers to an original text of some three or four hundred years earlier, describing local history and astronomical tables. The Dresden Codex contains 78 pages with decorative board covers on the front and back.

The pages are generally divided into three sections; students of the codex have arbitrary labeled these sections aband c. Sections are generally divided into two to four columns.

The pictures and glyphs were painted by skilled craftsmen using thin brushes and vegetable dyes. The Dresden Codex is described by historian J. Maya historians Peter J. Schmidt, Mercedes de la Garza, and Enrique Nalda confirm this. He also argues that the astronomical tables would support this as the place of origin.


Thompson also notes the similar ceramic designs in the Chichen Itza area which are known to have ceased in the early thirteenth century. The first copy of the codex was published by Lord Kingsborough in cdoice Antiquities of Mexico. In Constantine Samuel Rafinesque had fodice this book as being of Maya origin based on its glyphs looking like those found at Palenque.

Dresden Codex – Wikipedia

The codex has played a key role in the deciphering of Mayan hieroglyphs. Paul Schellhas in and assigned letters to gods for specific glyphs since they had several possible names. The Dresden Codex contains accurate astronomical tables, [33] which are recognized by students of the codex for its detailed Venus tables and lunar tables.

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 then had some damage due to handling, sunlight, and moisture. It received direct water damage that was significantly destructive from being kept in a flooded basement during the bombing of Dresden in World War II.


Zimmerman noted that the damage was extreme on pages 2, 4, 24, 28, 34, 38, 71 and For this, he divided the original codex into two parts, labeled Codex A and Codex B. He sequenced Codex A on the front side followed by its back side, with the same order on Codex B. Today, historians such as Helmut Deckert and Ferdinand Anders understand that a codex reading should traverse the complete front side followed by the complete back side of the manuscript, i.

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July 12, — via Newspapers. Archived from the original on 4 January Washington Post pg Codjce. And Soviet linguistics expert Yuri Knorozov discovered that de Landa’s alphabet was actually a phonetic syllabary.

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