Long Count Days

   These records of important Mayan events tell how many days have passed since a specific event in history. The number of days may be well over 1,000,000.
   Lintel 8 at Yaxchil« n has a Long Count Day showing the passage of 1,412,661 days.
   Baktun equals 144,000 days; Katun equals 7,200 days; Tun equals 360 days; Uinal equals 20 days; Kin (or Sun) equals 1 day. Each of these units has a specific number it is to be multiplied by, which is called its coefficient.

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