Ancient Mexican History (Mariano Veytia)

Ancient Mexican History (Mariano Veytia)

by Ted Brewerton    


This the first English translation of a portion of Historia Antigua de Mexico written originally in Spanish by
Don Mariano Fernandez de Echevarria Y Veyita  Mariano Veytia (1718-1778), a Catholic Friar and Mexican historian.  He relates the history, religious practices, calendars and astronomical calculations as he developed them from the charts, diagrams and paintings of the Native Americans.  Fortunately, many of these records were hidden from the destruction of the early Spanish priests.  Veytia was born in Puebla, Mexico in 1718.  He lived prior to the Spanish conquest and had a knowledge of the Hebrew language.

The details of the Mexicas (me-shee-kaws) are extensive including calendar cycles giving the dates of past world events. For example, the Mexicas (Aztecs) had calendar cycles giving the following

1.  The ancients, centuries prior to 1500, knew of the creation of the earth by Tloque Nahuaque.

2.  They knew that mankind suffered an indundation by heavy rains, in which even the mountains were covered by water; also that only eight people escaped in a Tlaptlipetladlli which is a covered arc like a house.  This history was recorded or carved in their hieroglyphics on hard obsidian stones. The dates were recorded using the ancient Aztec system 33 centuries (siglos) after the creation; 1 siglo is 52 years; therefore the flood was in their year 1717 from the creation. Historians Boutrini and Ixtlixochitl both quote the same year 1717 after flood.

3.  They knew of the birth of Jesus Christ in their year 3961, but they note that there is a difference of 20 years in another calculation.

4.  Fearing that there may be another flood, their ancestors started to build a hiigh tower, calling it a Zacuali.  This was 8 centuries of 52 years each since the flood happened.  But suddenly duriing the construction of the tower, they did not understand each other.  This brought about total confusion, the construction was stopped and the people scattered all over the earth.  This event was recorded by the Toltec nation along with maps, and without variation the same event was recorded in other areas; Mexico, Texcoco, Chiapas.  

Not wishing to enter the entire 35 pages of Veytia's mattrer on this website, here are Elder Brewerton's notes of Veytia's book.  They are in random order.

The Indians count in their calendar by the number Ce-uno, which is Ce Tecpatl, which is one pedernal, therefore, one pederonal is 4 siglios of 52 years each, or 208 of our years.  Each pedernal has engraved upon it a hieroglypic indicating which period of 208 (our) years.

These seven Tultecas that helped construct the tower, seeing that most did not understand each other, left with their wives and chiodren travling inAsia and establishing themselves in the land of Anahuac.  They founded their first city and called it Tlapallan, and later Huehuetlapallan.  This was in the year 1 pedernal, or according to the tabletsa the year 2237, two  siglos (centuries) (104 of our years) after the confusion of tongues.  According to these nantives and according to their history, these 7 families were the founders and beginnings of all the inhabitants of this new world.




Brewerton, Ted E.