Ritual (260-day) calendar dates: Panel 53, section a, block IX

This section is part of the Eclipse Table proper. It is a group of ritual calendar dates that specify numbers and day names of the sacred tzolkin calender, which was 260 days long. "These are written three to each vertical column. Given their central position and the large amount of space they occupy, we must regard these symbols as having been of great importance. ...[The middle row] must be the dates in the Tzol kin on which the eclipse warnings occured; the adjacent [rows of dates]... appear to have been intended as single day corrections." (Aveni, Skywatchers, 181)




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