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Base data: time.
Word expressing one day in ancient Maya
Recognized one year to be 365 days
The ancient Mayan people were well-versed in mathematics and astronomy and had a complex calendar. A day was called a “kin” and 20 kin, which is their equivalent to a month, was called an “uinal”. 18 uinals and a short month (uayeb) consisting only of 5 kin made up a year of 365 days.
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