Tonalpohualli Mesoamerican Calendar

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Illustration

Mark Cartwright
by Richard Graeber
published on 21 April 2016
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A representation of the Tonalpohualli – ‘Counting of the Days’ 260-day calendar used by ancient Mesoamerican cultures. Two systems ran simultaneously with a group of 13 numbered days combined with a group of 20 name days. Thus, each day had a unique combination of day and number.

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Graeber, R. (2016, April 21). Tonalpohualli Mesoamerican Calendar. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/4981/tonalpohualli-mesoamerican-calendar/

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Graeber, Richard. "Tonalpohualli Mesoamerican Calendar." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified April 21, 2016. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/4981/tonalpohualli-mesoamerican-calendar/.

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Graeber, Richard. "Tonalpohualli Mesoamerican Calendar." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 21 Apr 2016. Web. 15 Jul 2024.

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