Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Dresden Codex (Yucatan, circa 1250 BC)


The codex was written by eight different scribes, each with their own distinctive style, type of glyphs and subject matter. It is linked to the Yucatecan Maya in Chichén Itzá, the extraordinary ancient Mayan city situated in the north of the Yucatán Peninsula. It was made between A.D. 1200-1250, and was still possibly in use when the conquistadors arrived. The order of text and illustration looks surprisingly contemporary.