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The ancient Mayan ruins of Chichen Itza, Yucatan, Mexico, bear a crude masonic emblem--the square and the compass--among the many other inscriptions carved over the elaborate entrance to the High Priest's Temple. In another temple there are statues of Atlas holding up the world. Since these buildings date back to the third century b.c.(f01>, how did emblem and statue--both European--come to appear there? Ancient Egypt's idea of the examination and judgement of the dead is duplicated there too by a judge inspecting the soul of the dead man.

-- Notebooks Category 15: The Orient > Chapter 7: Related Entries > # 14

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