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“Less than a dozen painted fig bark sheets ripped from an ancient astronomy manuscript”

Found in 1965 by looters and purchased by a former Mexican Cabinet member, this “book” was long thought to have been a forgery. Now, researchers believe it to be authentic—and the oldest example in the Americas.


Once dismissed as fake, Maya calendar is Americas’ oldest manuscript say Brown University scientists

By Ben Guarino

The Washington Post

September 8, 2016

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