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The Mayan and Other Ancient Calendars

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The study of heavenly cycles is common to most ancient cultures. The ancient Egyptians, Chinese, and Babylonians all tried to make sense of the year. But it fell to the later Mesoamerican Maya to create a series of calendars that could be cross referenced. In doing so, the Maya discovered many strange numerical harmonics.

Their lunar calendar was extremely accurate—far more
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Hardcover, 64 pages
Published November 6th 2007 by Bloomsbury (first published October 16th 2007)
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Patrick
May 23, 2012 Patrick rated it liked it
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A concise summation of various ancient calendars and the cycles they measured. Goes into more detail on the Mayan calender, but does a good job of presenting it with only a nod or two to "what's going to happen at the end of the cycle". A good surface level quick reference for the ancient calendars.
Reiden
Jan 06, 2010 Reiden rated it it was amazing
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This is a simplified overview of the use of calendars in several ancient civilizations. The detailed illustrations on each page helped me visually grasp the topic in a new way. I wish I would have read this great little book first before tackling some lengthier ones on the same subject matter.
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Fascinating - although I'm not sure I followed all the maths!
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