Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union


Transits of Venus: New Views of the Solar System and Galaxy
Contributed Papers

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


Jesús Galindo Trejo a1 and Christine Allen a1
a1 Instituto de Astronomía, UNAM, México, Apartado Postal 70-264, México, D.F. 04510, email: galindo@astroscu.unam.mx; chris@astroscu.unam.mx

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Abstract

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 context



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