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The Maya wove beautiful fabrics using cotton, hemp, and other fibers. Fibers were dyed and then woven into brilliant designs. Patterns included geometric, floral, animal, and human designs. They used these beautiful and colorful fabrics to drape, not to fit. The Maya loved to wear one loose garment on top of another.

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This is the oldest Maya Calendar Ever Discovered

One of the last great kings of Cancuén, Taj Chan Ahk, presides over a ceremony in September A.D. 795 on a recently uncovered masterpiece

Syllabary The Maya writing system had an extensive set of phonetic signs that represented syllables rather than individual sounds like in alphabetic systems. The following is a subset of signs in the syllabary:

The Olmec "earliest pre-Columbian writing" dated between 1100 BCE and 900 BCE, with a set of 62 symbols, 28 of which are unique. There are also well-documented later hieroglyphs known as "Epi-Olmec", some who believe that Epi-Olmec may represent a transitional script between an earlier Olmec writing system and Mayan writing.

Madrid Codex, leaves 13-16 (Codex Tro-Cortesianus) Portion of the almanac section used by priests to perform divination rites relating to activities such as hunting, weaving, and agriculture. The four horizontal rows in the lower half of each panel are composed of the glyphs of the 20 named days which, as in the Aztec calendar, cycle 13 times through the 260-day Sacred Year.

Stela C, with worker. 1885, Maudslay. In the background, Stela B.