Archaeologists report that while working on the Guatemalan building complex called Las Pinturas, they noticed fragments of murals – depicting people and deities in a pyramidal temple – Excerpts from the Mesoamerican AlmanacWhich is probably one of the oldest examples found for this dating system, being over 2,200 years old.

This is called Tsulkin (from the Mayan language means counting down the days), i.e. Mesoamerican ritual calendarwhich consisted of 260 days and consisted of twenty day “weeks” with the names of the days (for example, the seventh day was called a gazelle and this is the one that appears on the found part of the calendar) and thirteen “months” numbered 1 to 13 – This arrangement of numbers resulted from the Mayan base number being 20.

Most of our knowledge of the Mayan calendar and astrology systems comes from surviving symbols Spanish colonization of South America in the sixteenth century. But many of the artifacts that refer to the calendar system used by this civilization date back to times beyond these records.

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In 2011, a team of archaeologists discovered another structure containing hieroglyphic calendarBut it was about 1,000 years younger. On the other hand, we have much older Mayan hieroglyphs From the Mexican region of Tabasco, dating back to 650 BC, but in this case, according to scientists, we are not dealing with a specific day.

This is the new reason Find refers to the day “7 deer” This is significant, and is unique to the fact that the icons are painted, not carved in stone.