The 260-Day sacred Gestation Calendar at IZAPA, Mexico: the CAPITAL of ancient Mesoamerica.

Base Image generated by Microsoft Designer with prompt: weathered stone carving of woman and newborn in ancient Mayan style

by Cheryl Norman (The legacy of V. Garth Norman lives on)

Olmec settlers migrated from LaVenta on the Gulf  of Mexico in about 1500 BC south to the 14.8° North  Latitude to establish the sacred 260-Day “Gestation”  Calendar. These Olmec people had observed that  most animals mate in the Fall and have their babies  in the Spring when the rains come from the heavens  and vegetation grows from May to October of each  year.This vegetation is food for the animals and  NOW for human beings to survive. 

At Izapa, Mexico the Sun Zenith Passages are on  August 13 to April 30 = 260 days between these  2 passages. If humans mate near August 13, their  babies will be born near April 30 when the Spring  rains cause food to grow for their Mothers and  babies to survive. These ancient people had many  treasured children.  

Fig. 1 - “Izapa, Mexico located at 14.8 ° North Latitude (Google Earth Map).
Fig. 2 - Izapa became the CAPITAL of about 60 Mesoamerican sites of over 500 kilometers where they observed the 260-Day “gestation” Calendar.(Model by Garth Norman)
Fig 3. Jim Reed of the Institute of Maya Studies shows many settlements influenced by Izapa's Capital with the 260-day calendar.

These Olmec people built Plaza B at this new Izapa,  Mexico Temple Observatory oriented to the eastern  Mount Tajumulco. They used the Middle Eastern  Babylonian and Egyptian cubits to build the pyramids  and carve scenes on stone monuments called “stelae”.  This Plaza B is near the eastern river and eventually  had a large stepped pyramid on the North.

New settlers came from across the sea (Stela 67 Migration) to Izapa at the decline of the Olmec civilization about ca. 550 BC. These new settlers built seven more Plazas with many pyramids and carved stelae—again built with Middle Eastern cubits and geometry. They built the largest pyramid in the center of the Izapa complex with fonts of water on the southwest and north sides of this largest mound (See Fig. 2).

Fig 4.- Yellow line from August 13 to April 30 equals 260 days for the 9 month pregnancy required for the birth of a human child.

Watch this video for more information on the 260-Day Calendar.