Aztec calendar

The Aztec calendar was used by the #Aztecs as well as other Pre-Columbian peoples of central #Mexico..  The calendar consisted of a 365-day calendar cycle called xiuhpohualli (year count) and a 260-day ritual cycle called tonalpohualli (day count). These two cycles together formed a 52-year "century," sometimes called the "calendar round". The xiuhpohualli is considered to be the agricultural calendar, since it is based on the sun, and the tonalpohualli is considered to be the sacred…

The Aztec calendar was used by the #Aztecs as well as other Pre-Columbian peoples of central #Mexico.. The calendar consisted of a 365-day calendar cycle called xiuhpohualli (year count) and a 260-day ritual cycle called tonalpohualli (day count). These two cycles together formed a 52-year "century," sometimes called the "calendar round". The xiuhpohualli is considered to be the agricultural calendar, since it is based on the sun, and the tonalpohualli is considered to be the sacred…

Aztec Sacred Calendar.   The Tonalpohualli, translated as "counting of the days" was a  260-day cycle of 13 months with 20 days each.

Aztec Sacred Calendar. The Tonalpohualli, translated as "counting of the days" was a 260-day cycle of 13 months with 20 days each.

The ancient civilizations of Mesoamerica developed accurate written calendars and of these, the calendar of the Maya is the most sophisticated.

Mayan Zodiac Calendar

The ancient civilizations of Mesoamerica developed accurate written calendars and of these, the calendar of the Maya is the most sophisticated.

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