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They counted their years and used the sacred almanac of 260 days.

The central element is encircled by the names of the twenty days of the Aztec month.

These in turn are ringed with a band of glyphs denoting jade or turquoise, symbolizing the heavens.

Tonatiuh, flanked by four ornamental frames listing the four previous ages of the world.

Summed, these represent the date of our present era.

The first era, the Water Sun, began when the supreme god, Tloque Nahuaque, created the world.