MAYA AND MESOAMERICAN ARCHAEOASTRONOMY
Calendar conversions sites (JD to Gregorian and vice-verse; Mayan to
The following illustrations are taken mostly from Morley, Bureau of
American Ethnology, Bulletin #57 (An Introduction to the Study of Maya
Heiroglyphs, Dover Reprint), and from Aveni, Skywatchers of Ancient Mexico
"Leyden Plate", Guatematla, Aveni, p. 145
Glyph(s) "G", Aveni, p. 164.
C, D, and A glyphs (Aveni)
Aveni, p. 166. Stela A, Copan, Stela 3, Tikal, House C, Palenque,
Stela E, Quirigua'
P. 168, Aveni. Lintel of the Initial Series, Chichen Itza', Temple
of the Foiated Cross, Palenque, Temple of the Sun, Palenque
ASTRONOMY AND MESOAMERICAN ARCHITECTURE
Many of the following images are from Aveni, Skwatchers or Aveni, Skywatchers
of Ancient Mexico
El Castillo at Chichen; 91 steps on each side x 4 =364 day computing year;
Calendar Round features. Photo RDP
The Caracol ("snail") at Chichen Itza'
View of west face of the Caracol; see the plan below
Plan of the Caracol
Plan of west facing windows in the Caracol, Chichen Itza'
View through windows in the Caracol; see Aveni
All Uxmal photos by RDP unless otherwise credited
Facade of the Palace of the Governors, Uxmal. Venus imagery.
Facade of Palace of Governors, showing Zodiac--Brickers...
The next two images are views from the front
of the Palace of the Governors, Uxmal; see
Building J at Monte Alban, Oaxaca
Zenith tube at Monte Alban
Uaxactun; see Aveni
View from Temple 22 toward Venus setting, at Copan
Pyramid of the Sun at Teotihuacan as see from Pyramid of the Moon
Street of the Dead, looking approximately south from the Pyramid of
Looking toward western horizon from Pyramid of Sun, perpendicular to
west face; see Aveni, Skywatchers