Did the Aztecs Use Sulfuric Acid? The Evidence Provided by the Six Burned Pages of the Codex Borgia

Author(s): Ellis, Helen | Abstract: Scholarly descriptions of the pre-Columbian Aztec manuscript known as the Codex Borgia consistently report that the damage that can be seen on six of its pages was caused by fire. However, a detailed inspection of these pages shows that this damage may not have be…