Investigation of the text in Small Santiago Tablet

We start our investigation with partition no. 31:

    5 16     5 = 26
Here we can count 5 + 16 + 5 = 26, a way to give the reader a sign. This sign I guess means that we should think of 26 periods of 14 days (or rather fortnights). There are 5 feathers or similar on top of the head, 16 around the circumference in the next glyph and 5 is the number of the 'twig' in the last glyph.

If the meaning is to have a calendar with 26 * 14 = 364 nights, then why not have only 26 partitions? (I will call the partitions 'periods' from now on, even if some such 'periods' perhaps not are periods of time.) Answer to the question: To create a calendar of the year is no trivial matter. Such a calendar must be complex if the goal is to reach a result in aharmony with the movements of all the heavenly bodies.

The Egyptians, for example, decided to use 30 * 12 = 360 days for a year. The 5 extras to reach the true movement of the Sun (or rather the Earth) were considered to be outside the orderly world of the Sacred Calendar. Disorder could not be totally abolished, but it could be pushed outside. Period no. 31 is also outside The Sacred Year (I belive). But before we continue, I think it is necessary to make two excursions: to the statue Pachamama now in the center of La Paz in Colombia and to the famous old Phaistos-disc from Crete.

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