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Paris / Perez / Peresianus (Maya)
Codex Peresianus (Codex Paris)
Call Number: SPE* F 1435 C66 1968
Publication Date: 1968
A description of this codex by J.E.S. Thompson indicates that each page of the obverse depicts deities ruling over a katun, that little progress has been made in elucidating the hieroglyphic texts, and that "it is a fair assumption that ritual, prophecies, and perhaps historical events" are given. "The reverse is in poor condition. Remains of some divinatory almanacs, new year ceremonies..., what is probably a kind of Maya zodiac with divisions of the 364-day years associated with it... and miscellaneous scenes can be recognized" (Thompson, Maya Hieroglyphic Writing, 1960, p. 25). The content of two pages has been lost through deterioration of the original.