Monday, October 10, 2016

Mayan document known as Codex of Grolier was finally elucidated

Mayan document known as Code of Grolier received attention when it was exhibited in New York City`s Grolier Club in 1971.

Discovered in 1960 in vague circumstances, it was considered a copy from the outset. For decades, the ten pages of paintings and astronomical calendars dust was placed in a museum warehouse Mexican. But a study by researchers at Yale University, Brown and California has determined that it is a Mayan text written in the twelfth century and is the oldest document created in America.

In 1966, Collector Mexican Josué Saenz is presented by a group of men that he does not know a document which, as said by them, represent a code Mayan, claiming that they had discovered in a cave in foothills of the Sierra de Chiapas, along with other Mayan artifacts. At the time, experts have concluded that it is a fake.


Grolier Codex photo: vnews.agency
Five years later, Saenz instructed him archaeologist Michael Coe document outlining the Grolier Club in New York, in an exhibition entitled "Ancient Mayan Calligraphy", which aroused the interest of researchers and archaeologists. Recently, he went back to the attention of scientists and archaeologist Coe and his colleague tried to prove the truth of its working two years to achieve this purpose, but were poised to its predecessor, the falsification, for they realized that using a particular blue pigment that was used in it requires a technique which was invented at the time.

According to Dr. Stephen Houston, of Brown University, many doubts about this document can be attributed to how it was obtained, explaining that an artifact with unclear provenance born such rumors.


It is this uncertain provenance has caused archaeologists to question originaliatetea this artifact. However, it is believed that it was moved from its original place and that they can get the notoriety it deserves, that of a work of art of the late Mayan civilization and the oldest book created in America.


But a study by researchers at Yale University, Brown and California has determined that it is a Mayan text written in the twelfth century and is the oldest document created in America.


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