Mayan year of 365 days in the codices
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Published by Vlaams Instituut voor Amerikanistiek in Mechelen, Belgium .
Written in English


  • Maya calendar.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Bibliography: p. 131-142 (4th group).

Other titlesMayan year of three hundred sixty-five days in the codices.
StatementAntoon Léon Vollemaere.
LC ClassificationsF1435.3.C14 V65 1973
The Physical Object
Paginationvii, 171, vi, 142 p., [6] p. of plates :
Number of Pages171
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2878261M
LC Control Number84100413

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