National Geographic : 1930 Jul
THE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MAGAZINE MONTEZUMA'S PEOPLE TOLD TIME BY THIS DEVICE The Calendar Stone, or Stone of the Sun, originally a part of the walls of the ancient temple of Tenochtitlan, was found in the Plaza Mayor (see text, page 53) in the seventeenth century. Astronomical and chronological signs carved in geometrical order on its face indicate that it was used by the Aztecs as a sundial and calendar. After being exposed for more than a century on the base of the west tower of the cathedral, it was removed to the National Museum. Photographs by Clifton Adams "CASEY AT THE BAT" WAS A NOTABLE FIGURE LONG BEFORE CORTEZ A sort of ball game popular among the Tarascos of Michoacan, who made these images, may explain the anachronistic appearance of the "home-run king" in the center.