Roots Of Knowledge Panel I1


Roots Of Knowledge Panel I1


Various forms of record keeping employed around the world appear in this window. Very telling is the stone stelae, known as Izapa Stelae 5 or the Tree of Life, a slab discovered in Mexico dating to between 300 BCE and 300 CE, and depicting what could be interpreted as a Mesoamerican take on the creation story. In the lower-right left corner is the Julian Calendar, devised in 46 BCE by Julius Caesar; this dating system organized a regular year into 12 months and 365 days.



“Roots Of Knowledge Panel I1,” Exhibits, accessed January 21, 2022,