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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When the Maya fails, such a word is sought for in the Kiche or other dialect of the stock; and the resemblances of the pictures to the supposed originals are sometimes greatly strained. So far as I am aware, nothing more is known in reference to its history; we are not even informed by its last owner where or how he obtained it.

Mats alone neem to liave been used as seats. These are found on every plate, often dozens on a single page. The taking documeny life, apparently of a slave, is indicated in one place, but whether as a sacrificial offering is uncertain.

What is this intended to signify? They are plainly independent developments.

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As it appears more than prob- able, judging by the contents of the. So, no doubt, it did. They were ten or twelve yards long, and were gath- ered together in folds, like a palm leaf. That the work the original, documrnt the one now in existence be a copy was probably written about the middle or latter half of the fourteenth century.

It is strange that he should have docjment jiervcrsely misinterpreted his own. The reproduction, which was carried out under the efficient care of M. Aguilar writes of the Mayas: The above words show clearly that the natives did not in their method of writing analyze a word to its primitive phonetic elements.

Madrid Codex (Maya)

There- fore the importance and authenticity of Landa’s alphabet are, Triano think, vin- dicated by this attempt to treat it as a “fabrication. These are generally placed at the left of trpano compartments or spaces containing the figures, and as a general rule there are five characters in a column. According to the arrangement of the numbers in the second divis- ion, those in this division would be 8, 6, 4, 2, 13, reading from left to right.

This follows, as will readily be seen, from the fact that 52 is the least common multiple of 4 and 1 3. The number of yestrs contained in an Ahau. Miller, Mary Ellen Please do not remove it.


But, as appears from what has already been shown, this is not always true in regard to these periods, yet it is gen- erally the case. Tucal ya, on account of his love; but ya means also ” suffering,” ” wound,” and “strength,” and there is no clue which of these significations is meant. An ingenious and suggestive analysis of Landaus alphabet and of various figures in the Dresden and Troano Codices was carried out by Dr. Marks, notations and other marginalia present in the original volume will appear in this file – a reminder of this book’s long journey from the publisher to a library and finally to you.

IVthen 13 Ix would be followed by 1 Cauac, the first year of the next cycle. It is apparent from these facts that, assuming, as Perez does, that the year was the year 7 Cauac, and the first of an Ahau, conflicts with.

Manuscript Troano

The day, the week, the month, the year, the five intercalated days, the week of years, the Ahau or Katun, the cycle of fifty-two years, and the Ahau Katun or great epoch. Forstemann in thinking it a very appropriate one. Suppose the last day of a certain year to be 9 Lamat, this gives 9 Kan as the year; the next year would be 10 Muluc, the next 11 Ix, the last of the lustre. It is probable that it was sometimes so applied on account of their impor- tance, but a careful study of the language of Landa and CoguUudo lead me to believe that Katun was the name by which they were usually desig- nated.

Copyright infringement liability can be quite severe. If we examine Table XIV we see that 1 Cauac is the first year of a cycle, and 1 Muluc the first of the usually “counted years” of an Ahau, and that both are within the period covered by the four plates; each is surrounded by a ring in order to designate it.

Ix, Muluc, Kan, Cauac, exactly the reverse of that in which they come in the calendar.

Several of the plates are more or less damaged, all of the imperfections, as it is claimed, being reproduced in the faC’Simile edition. To find where it falls in 1 1 Kan we must first find Ahau in the Kan column.

The black nu- meral at the side in the space is three lines or They had only reached the commencement of its development. We can then see what relation they bear to each other.


The point at which the first great cycle ends and the next which is given com’plete begins is marked thus: Possibly they may be used to designate the years of the Ahaues, but be this as it may, a close inspection of the knots will show that they are different from those on pages 71, 72, and In the upper division of Plate XVII the interval is twelve days; and the same is true in reference to the other columns on this plate.

Commencing with the upper Cauac and moving down the col- umn we find the numbers over them, so far as they cau be made out, as follows: All but the first paragraph and last sentence is copied word for word from Queen Moo and the Egyptian Sphinx on page The latter author gives this term only.

In order to settle these points it is necessary not only to determine the length of the Ahau or Katun, but also the number of Katunes contained in the great cycle, the method in which they were numbered, and the proper position of these numbers in this long period.

The Madrid Codex also contains astronomical tables and appears to be copied from older Mayan books. In some cases the combination, if interpreted according to the usual meaning of the words, may, by a somewhat strained interpre- tation, be formed into a sentence, but such cases are exceedingly rare, only one having, so far, been observed, and here it is purely accidental. The num- bers here, so far as they can be made out, are 13,? He describes them in general terms, and compares the characters in which they were written to the Egyptian hieroglyphics, some of which he had seen in Rome.

IX by a continuous dark line. I am satisfied that the opinion which holds twenty-four years to be the number is the correct one, and will now pro- ceed to give the proof I have been able to obtain bearing upon this point.

Photographs and “squeezes” have reproduced many of these inscrip- tions with entire fidelity. Instead of proving that this is documenr writing, it indicates that the Mayas used the second or higher grade of phonetic syllabic writing, which, as I have before observed, has been shown by M.