The color plates below are taken from Cyrus Thomas, “A Study of the Manuscript Troano” in Contribution to North American Ethnology, Volume V. In the late 19th. 11 Jun He claimed to have ancient documents describing the destruction of Mu of the Atlantis mystery after studying the Mayan Troano Codex in the. The Troano Codex is a manuscript of the late period of the Mayan civilization in Central America. It is actually part of a larger document known as Get premium .

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As a matter of course, each is the first year of an “Indication” or week of years; so are 1 Kan and 1 Ix in the same period, yet neither of these is thus distinguished.

It is a primary question in American archaeology. Now we go back to the first — commencing with I — which will be the thirteenth, with 8 the fourteenth, with 2 the fifteenth, with 9 the sixteenth, with 3 the seventeenth, with 10 the eighteenth.

If the year began with Kan, the last day of the eighteenth month — Cumhu — would, as a matter of course, be Akbal, the last of the twenty. The codex also contains astronomical tables, although fewer than are found in the other two surviving Maya codices.

These groups, each consisting of twenty years, not only fall within the lines marking the Katunes, but come in regular succession, leaving four uncounted years between each two periods — two belonging to one and two to that which follows. Oc, Cib, Ik, Lamat, Ix. In the year I Kan it is in the second month, in the year 8 Kan it is in the first month, in the year 2 Kan it is in the thirteenth month, and so on throughout the thirteen Kan years.

The first publication of any portion of this Codex was by Alexander von Humboldt, who had five pages of it copied for his work, Viies des Cor- dilUres et Monumens des Peuples Indigenes de VAndriquej issued at Paris in not 1as the title-page has it.

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Now, let us construct a table No. Efforts at interpretation xxxiv Chapter I.

Some native books were obtained, however, probably from the Mayas, and were sent to Spain, where they were seen by the historian Peter Martyr. I think there can be no doubt that these four plates represent the fetes documwnt ceremonies of th B supplementary days described by Landa Relac.


The point at which tlie grand cycle begins is marked thus: If the first year documsnt the grand cycle coincided with the first year of an Ahau, the position of these latter groups would be determined by simply dividing the former into grougs of 24 yeare, as shown in Table No. The pieces of this single document were reunited in and it had been known that they were parts of the same document for eight years prior. With which one of the four days year bearers the grand cycle begins.

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The Troano Codex was actually the original name for the Madrid Codex, one of four surviving Maya codices. Nevertheless, his attentive study of the relative positions of the signs have yielded results which will merit the thanks of future students. I do not go too far in saying that it is proved that the Aztecs used to a certain extent a phonetic system of writing, one in which the figures refer not to the thought, but to the sound of the thought as expressed in spoken lan- guage. XVII, we will see that, commence where we may, and divide it into periods of twenty-four years by transverse lines, the first years of these periods taken in the order they come will accord exactly with this series.

If we remember the key, we count back the following num- bers or lustres: See this page with diagrams and video for a simple explanation. The characters here given are copied from Landa’s work, our only original authority on this point.

Dividing it into periods of twenty-four years will give this singular enumeration, while dividing it into periods of twenty years will not. As it will be impossible for us to decide in reference to these supposi- tions until we can locate the Ahaues and determine their numbers, I will postpone further discussion of the point for the present, proceeding for the time being upon the only plan so far found consistent with what is known of the Maya calendar.

Brasseur de Bourbourg has designated the day columns “legends,” believing them to contain a summary of what is written, or represented by the figures in the compartments to which they severally belong. If we examine the red numerals on all the plates of the manuscript, we shall find that — except on the title-page, which is evidently peculiar — they never indicate a greater number than 13 there is one apparent ex- ception where the number appears to be fourteen, but the additional dot is imperfect, and is either a blotch or evident mistake.


The word Codex ought to be confined, in American archaeology, to manuscripts in the original writing of the natives. Thus we count through and go back to the left, and so continue until we reach the number of the month desired; We will now illustrate the use of this table by some examples, but first we must warn the reader not to confuse the day of the month with the day of the week; the numbers of the days of the month are given in the extreme right-hand column of the table, which is not counted as one of the thirteen; the days of the week, as heretofore stated, are always given thus: I shall there- fore proceed upon the theory that it is, to a large extent at least, a kind of religious calendar — not with any particular desire to maintain this opinion.

This paper was then coated with a thin layer of fine stuccowhich was used as the painting surface. The serious objection to the plan of Table XXII is that it requires the Xlllth Ahau to begin with the last year of a grand cycle, which, I think, is suffi- cient to condemn it Perez’s statement bearing on this subject is as follows: It is therefore oflFered to the public more as a tentative work than with the expectation that all my conclusions will stand the test of criticism.

There is no mis- taking these inscriptions.

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As the day and numeral characters seemed to afford the most direct road to this desired result, I began with these. In the former is part of a table of days arranged precisely as in my table, except that they are placed horizontally, as here shown, instead of in columns: Solana was an able man, acquired thoroughly the Maya tongue, and left in his writings many notes on the antiquities of the country.

Chevalier Pino a http: Leonce Angrand, is extremely accurate.