The Oldest Book from the Americas

The Dresden Codex is an eleven-foot-long Maya manuscript, inscribed on both sides, produced around the beginning of the 13th century. Scholars believe it to be a copy of an earlier book composed between 700 and 900 AD, which would make it the oldest book from the western hemisphere. The contents covers the Maya calendar, mathematics, astronomy, and religious beliefs. See more images from the Dresden Codex and later reproductions at BibliOdyssey. Link

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A note on my last post, though its authenticity is debated, scholars are split on it. Some believe it was written after Conquest or may be the compilation of a few records.
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I've got a couple of text books here that say it is not considered to be authentic. And no scholar worth reading would state that the world is ending in 2012.
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ahem @4
Most of the scholars who would deny its authenticity probably believe the end of the world is coming in 2012, and ancient astronauts actually wrote it.
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