Hidden codex may reveal secrets of life in Mexico before Spanish conquest

08/21/2016 The Guardian

Michoacan, Mexico Photo by Flickr user Scott Clark find link to his photoOne of the rarest manuscripts in the world has been revealed hidden beneath the pages of an equally rare but later Mexican codex, thanks to hi-tech imaging techniques.

The Codex Selden, a book of concertina-folded pages made out of a five-metre strip of deerhide, is one of a handful of illustrated books of history and mythology that survived wholesale destruction by Spanish conquerors and missionaries in the 16th century.

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