Friday, July 31, 2015

The Dresden Codex in Leaflet

The Scripts of the World map unfortunately omitted Mayan Hieroglyphs. So in order to remedy the situation you should examine this Leaflet.js presentation of the Dresden Codex.

The Dresden Codex is the oldest known book written in the Americas. It is a pre-Columbian Maya book from the eleventh or twelfth century of the Yucatecan Maya in Chichén Itzá. It consists of 39 sheets in total, inscribed on both sides.

Maya Codex in 2,2 Gigapixeln allows you to zoom-in and pan around the Dresden Codex using the Leaflet map controls. The Dresden Codex image used in the map is 2.2 gigapixels in size, so you really can zoom-in on close details in the image.

Most of the hieroglyphs in the Codex are descriptions of the accompanying figures. It also contains astronomical tables, particluar concerning the passages of the Moon and Venus.
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