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Bishop Diego de Landa Orders Destruction of the Maya Codices
After hearing of Roman Catholic Maya who continued to practice “idol worship,” .
on July 12, 1562 Bishop Diego de Landa ordered an Inquisition in Mani.
Yucatan, ending with the ceremony called auto de fe.
“During the ceremony a disputed number of Maya codices (or books; Landa admits to 27, other sources claim ’99 times as many’) .
and approximately 5,000 Maya cult images were burned.
The actions of Landa passed into the Black Legend of the Spanish in the Americas”.
(Wikipedia article on Diego de Landa, accessed 11-30-2008).
written records of Maya civilization
“Such codices were primary written records of Maya civilization.
together with the many inscriptions on stone monuments and stelae which survive to the present day.
However, their range of subject matter in all likelihood embraced more topics than those recorded in stone and buildings.
Alonso de Zorita
Alonso de Zorita wrote that in 1540 he saw numerous such books in the Guatemalan highlands.
which ‘recorded their history for more than eight hundred years back.
apparently because they thought [they] might harm the Indians in matters concerning religion.
since at that time they were at the beginning of their conversion.’
The last codices destroyed were those of Tayasal, Guatemala in 1697. . . ” (Wikipedia article on Maya Codices, accessed 11-30-2008).
Maya codices: invaluable cultural heritage burned by the Inquisition in 1562
The oral traditions of Native Americans are historical content that most academics refuse to reference.
This is most apparent from an anthropological perspective when we seek to understand the great antiquity of the Maya.
one of the most misunderstood and thought-provoking cultures in the Americas.
Arriving in the New World seeking gold and new lands for the monarchy.
the chronicles of the Spanish conquistadors described the ruins of magnificent cities.
strange observatories for scanning the heavens, and pyramid complexes abandoned years earlier.
Maya codices (singular codex) are folding books stemming from the pre-Columbian Maya civilization.
The folding books are the products of professional scribes working under the patronage of the Howler Monkey Gods.
The Maya developed their huun-paper around the fifth century, the same era that the Romans did.
but their bark paper was more durable and a better writing surface than papyrus.
 The codices have been named for the cities in which they eventually settled.