posted on Sep, 26 2011 @ 04:44 PM
reply to post by citizen6511
It has been estimated that over 1,500 of these bark-codices were burned in Catholic Bonfires under the auspicies of the catholic church represented
primarily (but not soley) by Father Diego de Landa (1524-1579), the Bishop of the Yucatán - Look at what he allegedly said before he died -
"You knew. didn''t you, that we had collected from the Mayan priests a vast number of their priest's bark books which were written in these same
heathen characters but since they contained nothing to us but vile superstition and being full of the Devil's lies, we decided to burn them all.
When their priests saw how were were disposing by fire of all of their ancient and sacred texts, the highest among them reacted in such an agonied &
frenzied horror that I scarecely have the words in my mouth to be able to describe it to you...'
One can only imagine what these priests, guardians of their sacred lore for millenia, were thinking when they saw so many centuries of careful
caluclation and observation go up in smoke at the hands of the outsiders !!
It has been an oral tradition among the remnants of the scattered Mayan priesthood to-day in Guatemala that the Catholics were only able to burn about
half of what they had, and skirted the rest away 'buried in our caves where the white man will never be able to get at them...'
Interestingly, western archaeologists have uncovered over 150,000 earthen-ware jars and plates buried in Mayan sacred sites (many are just personal
belongings with texts that say 'the cereal bowl belonging to the king') but others seem to recount much of the mythic and scientific astronomical
information that was once pained on the destroyed bark-codices- with texts in 2 ccolumn blocks which now finally can be photographed in columns (by
turning the vase around and photographing one section at a time - then re-arranged in order to be read like a text - this painstaking process will
take about 15 more years, and many of the restored texts with many colourful Mayan glyphs resembling the Dresden Codex will be on the internet as
early as 2012...
So...maybe...all is not lost after all...although that is NO EXCUSE at all for the idiocy and race hatred of that Roman Catholic Arch-Monster
'Father' de Landa !!!!!