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Codices Guarded in France to be Digitalized

MEXICO CITY.- After several requests to the National Library of France, Mexican specialists obtained facsimile copies of 80 codices and manuscripts guarded at the European precinct, which will allow deepening in their research, interpretation and analysis, as well as making possible their publication in a DVD. This work is part of Amoxcalli Project, launched 6 years ago by the Center for Research and Higher Studies in Social Anthropology (CIESAS) with collaboration of experts from the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH), the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) and Universidad Veracruzana (UV). The advances on the project were announced at the opening of the conference series “Mexican Codices in The National Library of France” organized by INAH and taking place every Monday of June and July 2010, with the aim of divulgating the first books in America, elaborated by Prehispanic Mexican peop