to The Paris Codex!
site contains a digital version of an ancient Maya hieroglyphic
book called the Paris Codex. The images were taken from a photograhic
record of the ancient book, created by Theodore A. Willard in
1933. The original is still preserved today at the Bibliothèque
Nationale in Paris, France. It is one of only four pre-Columbian
Maya hieroglyphic manuscripts that have survived the
book burnings of the Spanish Conquest.
Scholars believe that these books hold many insights into the
Maya civilization. The purpose of this site is to make the photographic
images of the pages of the Paris Codex
available to the public - to see, interpret and use in their studies
of this ancient civilization.
digital version of the Paris Codex was created by Northwestern
University Library's Digital Media Services.
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