The Maya Codices: The Precious Remaining History of an Eradicated Civilization


In their drive to
impress Spanish civilization and beliefs throughout South America, the
Conquistadors and Catholic missionaries attempted to systematically erase
evidence of previous cultures and religious beliefs. In the case of the mighty
Maya civilization they all but succeeded, destroying all but 3 or 4 of their
ancient books or ‘codices’. What is the story of these important fragments of
historical record and what do they tell us about the Mayans?

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