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Today was to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Museo de Antropologia, but the highlight of the event was receiving Codex Chimalpahin.

"Aqui comienza la cronica y antiguedad de los mexicanos" - Here starts the chronicle and antiquity of Mexicans, are the first words written in the document.

Codex Chimalpahin was one of many that were displayed in the Codices Exhibit "Los Códices de México, Memorias y Saberes" which is displaying 44 codices that are protected by Biblioteca Nacional de Antropología e Historia. These codices include Tira de la Peregrinación, Codex Martín de la Cruz-Badiano, Matrícula de Tributos, Codex Colombino, Codex Siguenza, Codex García Granados, two Chilam Balam books, Codex Coixtlahuaca, Codex Huamantla, Genealogías de Tlaxcala, Codex Dehesa (de Oaxaca), Codex Huejotzingo among many others.

INAH obtained them May 20th, 2014, from the Bible Society of London, who possessed them in 1827. They were going to be auctioned off on May 21st. The codex was acquired by paying 14 million pesos before going up for auction.

On August 18th, 2014, they arrived in Mexico. They were immediately deposited into the Biblioteca Nacional de Antropología e Historia's vault.

More info here from a previous article.