We first learn of the Dresden Codex when we hear that Johann Christian Götze, Director of A PDF file of good resolution can also be downloaded from the site. The First Twenty-Three Pages of the Dresden Codex: The Divination Pages. By Edwin L. Barnhart. Based on his May Thesis submitted to the. Graduate. DRESDEN CODEX. AMBeauty. Reproduced from tracings of the original. Colorings finished by band. By. WILLIAM GATES. President The Maya Society.
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He hunted all over, in the rain, for stelae. He built scaffolding in front of one very tall stela.
I was perched on top, with no way to get down, so he maneuvered huge sheets of plastic that I always carried with me so I could work up there.
To dry the paper, he then used pine sticks to build a fire at the base of the stela, but the smoke all came up to where I was working. I was gagging on smoke, my face wrapped in a wet handkerchief, but my eyes were crying continually. We were having so much rain that it was hard to believe that there are long periods of time sometimes six months and sometimes a year during which Uaxactun gets no rain at all. We did have a field day though, even if most of it was in the rain.
One of the first stelae I did a rubbing of was Stela 1, which had the upper portion broken off in ancient times Figure 1. A typical example of Cycle 8 early carving, it showed a heavy chain attached to the side of the belt supporting a grotesque ornament.
Another Early Classic stela was Stela 3 with a head dangling from the back-mask that is identical to the head held in the crook of the arm of the Tikal Stela 31 lord Figure 2. Another stela I did a rubbing of at Uaxactun was the unusual Stela 5, a war- rior armed with an atlatl spear thrower in his left hand and a macuahuitl wooden club into which obsidian blades were set in his right hand, both unusual weap- ons in Classic art Figure 3.
As no one had worked at Uaxactun since the Carnegie staff of Ed Shook, Jesse Jennings, and Ledyard and Robert Smith, the Aldanas, caretakers of the ruins, were more than happy to see us. It was not an easy place to get to at the time we went. With no place to stay, and Figure 1.
Uolantun Stela 1. As this is the only monument found on it raining most of the time, the Aldanas took us right the only mound at Uolantun, Morley postulated in The Inscriptions into their very comfortable home, where kids, chickens, of Peten that this tiny site was an offshoot of nearby Uaxactun.
Uaxactun Stela 5. Figure 2. Uaxactun Stela 3. I first became acquainted with Ed Shook when I was rabbits, and a pig lived happily together.
Ed always had a large library that he only two changes of clothes, both alike. I believe his last library was the one he sold to the stuffed it with pieces of cloth, then made its yellow hair archaeological museum in Villahermosa, Mexico. Of from nylon rope.
And of course this doll had to have a course each library had fewer of the rare books than the dress. We hated to leave Uaxactun, we were having so one before it. Ed started his work as a young man of much fun despite the rain. In my field book I made many 21 in Campeche, Mexico. There was no trail, nor was there any water in it. This from Ed—getting him to write anything was like the lanai vines—everything dry.
When we arrived, quite pulling teeth. Sadoval said he did not know where the stela was. Jimbal Don and I started hunting and found it immediately, of Jimbal is half way between Tikal and Uaxactun. I had course. Right away we saw that the entire upper portion been asked by John Graham from UC Berkeley and had been sawed off.
Sandoval just shrugged his shulders Harvard to go in and do a rubbing of the monument and said we would turn around and go back. I told him in late June I had asked Sr. Sandoval, who was at that we would not go back, that Don and I were too beat, that time keeper of Tikal, and his helper, to take us in, and without water could not possibly do it.
I still had starting at 5: He did not want to go, and quoted such a high share that with them. I proceeded to do the rubbing of price to take me, that he was sure I would have to refuse. But, as I had already been paid for two round trips from We then put up my tent and placed our cooking pots San Francisco, and expenses while doing this, I had no all around the edge to catch water if it rained. We had choice but to pay his price.
Don and I Figure 4. Jimbal stela.
Out of the Sayaxche is where jaguar hunters would bring their tent we jumped to get the water in the pots. The rain had pelts to be sold to someone going back to civilization.
Jacques VanKirk, whose partner in got back in the tent. There was muddy water on its floor. Mexico had committed a crime and told the police that So we slurped up this muddy water with our mouths on it was Jacques and not he who had done it, had been the floor of the tent.
No, we did not get sick. Returning put in the position of being an outlaw from the Mexican to Tikal the next morning was torture. We were so dehy- police.
He was hiding out in Sayaxche, and had become drated that when we were picked up by the Tikal jeep one of the jaguar hunters. He had at one time been a at the airport, we were literally holding each other up, hunter of polar bears in Alaska, as well as other weird and were taken directly to the kitchen and given coffee occupations.
He came to remote Sayaxche with only his that was already made, into which we poured the whole gun, his wife Parney, and his two little girls, nothing bowl of sugar. We were sure we knew who had stolen else; he had to escape so fast. Who was out to kill him, the upper portion of the Jimbal Stela.
They climbed Petexbatun Lagoon, something should be said about it a wooden ladder up into the tree house. They would now. It became home away from home. Julio Gadoy was pull the ladder up when they were in. The one room the owner of this tiny two-room—what shall I call it?
Julio became a on the third side.
The fourth side was taken up with a very good friend and a big help so many times. There tiny cupboard. A coffee-like table was in the middle of was no store in Sayaxche, so when we wanted to buy the floor, with just enough room to squeeze around it. Five people lived into the woods to find as many as he could. They cooked on a campfire underneath this tree on the Pasion where we could see all of the cargo being house.
Here is where He would take us into off-the-beaten-track sites like we met so many interesting people who often became Itzan, where howler monkeys interrupted me when I good friends, like Trudy Blom. Trudy was the wife of was doing a rubbing by firing branches down at me all Franz Blom, the Tulane University archaeologist. Therefore, pre-WWII facsimiles are still very informative for study purposes. The following list includes some of the more interesting copies and facsimiles that have been produced:.
This work includes pp. Neverthless, a color copy of these Dresden Codex pages as shown in Humboldt's volume is archived at: Apparently it was colored by hand--for not all of the same-numbered pages from the different copies are identical Justin Kerr's Photographs of the Kingsborough are available below.
These have, of course, become extremely rare, and I have never seen an or copy for sale. Fortunately, the late Linda Schele attempted to have her copy, a gift from Floyd Lounsbury, become readily available.
Cholsamaj published facsimile versions that may still be available by contacting: Oct 17, From this collection of slides, I have seen only one print: Description Only four Mayan manuscripts still exist worldwide, of which the oldest and best preserved is the Dresden Codex, held in the collections of the Saxon State and University Library. Consisting of 39 leaves, inscribed on both sides, and approximately centimeters long, the manuscript originally was folded in an accordion-like manner.
The chalk-coated writing material, amatl , is a paper-like matter produced from fig-tree fiber by means of soaking and beating. The codex depicts hieroglyphs and numerals and figures, and contains ritual and divination calendars, calculations of the phases of Venus, eclipses of the sun and moon, instructions relating to new-year ceremonies, and descriptions of the locations of the Rain God, which culminate in a full-page miniature showing a great deluge.
Date Created - Subject Date Around - Language Yucateco.