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

@article{Trejo2004MayaOO,
title={Maya observations of 13\$^\{\{\rm th\}\}\$ century transits of Venus?},
author={Jes{\'u}s Galindo Trejo and Christine Allen},
journal={Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union},
year={2004},
volume={2004},
pages={124 - 137}
}
• Published 1 June 2004
• Physics
• Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union
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 contextTo search for other articles by the author(s) go to: http://adsabs.harvard.edu…
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