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Paris Codex

Paris Codex

The Paris Codex is a digitally reproduced version of an ancient Maya book. Pre-Columbian Maya texts are called codices or screen-folded manuscripts. The Maya kept whole libraries of books containing information about their history, beliefs, astronomy, and calendrics. There are 22 pages in the codex containing hieroglyphics that scholars believe will add to our knowledge of the pre-Columbian civilization. The original is held by the Bibliotheque Nationale in Paris, France, and this digital facsimile was created by Digital Media Services in the Marjorie I. Mitchell Multimedia Center using images taken from The Codex Perez; An Ancient Mayan Hieroglyphic Book by Theodore A. Williard. This presentation of the Maya Codex is avalible through help from the Northwestern University Anthropology department and Northwestern University Library.


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