Dresden Codex, Latin Codex Dresdensis, one of the few collections of pre- Columbian Mayan hieroglyphic texts known to have survived the book burnings by. Our collection includes the Codex Dresdensis, the Codex Tro-Cortesianus ( Madrid Codex), and the Codex Peresianus (Paris Codex). The recently (). Codex; tracings of Codex Dresden, also known as Codex Dresdensis, a preconquest pictorial manuscript; ritual-calendrical. Lowland Maya region, South .

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About the database The British Museum collection database is a work in progress. Find out more x. It was probably written between the twelfth and fourteenth centuries.

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

Dresden Codex

Latin American Indian Literatures Journal. New Theories on the Ancient Maya. Washington Post pg E5. He sequenced Codex A on the front side followed by its back side, with the same order on Codex B. Even though the last date entry in the book is from several centuries before its relocation, the book was likely used and added to until just before codez conquerors took it. Miller, Mary Ellen Archaeological excavations of Maya sites have turned up a number of rectangular lumps of plaster and paint flakes, most commonly in elite tombs.


We have 1 facsimile edition of the manuscript “Codex Dresdensis”: The codex also contains astronomical tables, although less than are found in the other two generally accepted surviving Maya codices.

More about the database. Paris Codexone of the very few texts of the pre-Conquest Maya known to have survived the book burnings by the Spanish clergy during the 16th century others include the Madrid, Dresden, and Grolier codices.

Physical Description 39 leaves: In the first 23 pages of the book, she is mentioned far ddresdensis than any other god. The Editors of Encyclopaedia Britannica. 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.

At the bottom of the article, feel free to list any sources that support your changes, so that we can fully understand their context. Object type facsimile manuscript codex Museum number Am,Drg.

The first 52 pages of the Dresden Codex are about divination. Breaking the Maya Code. The variant name Tro-Cortesianus is a result…. Search the website Search the collection Search the shop.

Maya codices

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.

The codex depicts hieroglyphs and numerals and figures, and 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.


Donations will help support curatorial, documentation and digitisation projects. Their range of subject matter in all likelihood embraced more topics than those recorded in stone and buildings, and was more like what is found on painted ceramics the so-called ‘ceramic codex’.

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Since the start of the codrx century, forgeries of varying quality have been produced. The Museum makes its collection database available to be used by scholars around the world. The paper was made from the inner bark of certain trees, the main being the wild fig tree or amate Ficus glabrata.

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