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Maya observations of 13$^{{\rm th}}$ century transits of Venus?

  • Jesús Galindo Trejo (a1) and Christine Allen (a1)

With the advent of the 2004 transit of Venus, interest in historical observations of past transits has been rekindled. We present evidence suggesting that the Maya of the post-classic period actually observed at least one transit of Venus. The frescoes of Mayapan, which are proposed as a record of 12$^{{\rm th}$- or 13$^{{\rm th}}$-century transits, are described and discussed in their astronomical contextTo search for other articles by the author(s) go to:

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Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union
  • ISSN: 1743-9213
  • EISSN: 1743-9221
  • URL: /core/journals/proceedings-of-the-international-astronomical-union
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