It contains calendrical data, written in the Mayan dating system, concerning astronomical data and the sky mechanics, and tables of multiple integers that are to be used for calculations of planetary movement ephemerids and tropical years, next to the hieroglyphic texts and numerous depicturings of the Mayan gods and ritual scenes. In present times we are used to correlate the Mayan dates with the Christian ones using the Goodman-Martínez-Thompson correlation.
The data contained in the Dresden Codex were studied by many researchers who suspected they contain astronomical data. Accordingly to it, a stable coefficient of 584,283 or 584,285 days is added to the Mayan dates expressing the counts of days which have passed from a particular day to the date of a certain event.
An ancient Maya mural found in the Guatemalan rainforest may depict a group portrait of advisers to the Maya royalty, a new study finds.
Most Maya murals depict life within the royal sphere, but the newfound mural, uncovered in the Guatemalan rainforest in 2010, shows a vibrant scene of intellectuals consulting with the royal governor, who is dressed as the Maya wind god.
The paper was obtained from the bark of wild-growing species of fig tree. Spinden (1930) were the first who had been interested in the eclipses tables. Foerstemann has drawn our attention to Venus visibility ephemerides tables; he also issued the Dresden Codex with a commentary in 1892. For this reason their conclusions were very diverse.
It is supposed that it originates from Yucatan as a latter transcription of an elder original. The analysis of these ephemerides has been made by J. One of the most important problems during the studies of various Mayan culture phenomena had been the problem of correlating the Mayan to our Christian dating system.
The advanced Mayan culture developed thanks to a complex synthesis of different culture streams arising from the home agricultural base, influenced by cultural values coming from regions lying out of the territory of Mayan settlement.
Its forming falls to the so-called early phase of the initial period placed between 1500 — 800 BC.
[See Photos of the Ancient Maya Mural] "It's really our first good look at what scholars in the eighth-century Maya lowlands are doing," Saturno said.See symbol image calabtun - (also "kalabtun") a cycle or unit of time in the Mayan calendar system.It is equivalent to 20 pictuns or 57,600,000 kins (days) or 157,808 years.It was spread step-by-step to the regions of Guatemala, south-eastern Mexico, Belize, Salvador and north-western Honduras.The construction of beautiful and splendid cathedral cities, fine arts of sculpture and painting, use of their own hieroglyphic script, success in astronomy, existence of the literature and the development of handicraft and trade were the outer expression of this cultural-economic rise.