“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.

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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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