Maya Calendar -Does it Predict the end??
When: December 21, 2012
The Ancient Mayan Calendar ends on December 21, 2012. Some people believe that end of the calendar is when humanity would end. Mayan stone tablets unearthed in Mexico, offered doomsday predictions on this date.
Well, the date came and went...and we are all still here. It did cause debate, and a little anxiety, until the assumptions around the calender were proven wrong.
Make sure to read the findings of our extensive research, near the bottom
of this page. (tee,hee)
Mayan (Meso American) culture dates back about 6000 years. The Mayans were the most advanced culture in the Americas. They lived in Central America. Guatemala was the cultural and commercial center of their empire.
Among other things, the Mayans were Astronomers.
Mayans considered the number 13 to be a sacred number.
The Mayan Calender, begins at 3114BC. It ends on December 21, 2012.
The calender is partially built around the sacred number 13. They developed 394 year periods, called "Baktuns". They developed 13 of them. The last Baktun ends on December 21, 2012.
Doomsday theories tied to the end of the calendar were found on stone tablets at Tortuguero, Mexico. They suggest things like a solar shift, movement of the planet Venus, and violent earthquakes.
In an effort to clarify the truth, we conducted extensive research. Our research took us to the heart of the Mayan cultural areas, as well as the most remote areas of the Mayans. We unearthed many stone tablets, previously undiscovered. We then, painstakingly translated the Ancient writings.
Here is what they said:
Stone Tablet # EXC 4117: "Can we stop now? I need an Espresso."
Stone Tablet # FRS8711: " Do you really think this will fool the Gringos in the year 2012 into believing December 21st is the end?"
Stone Tablet #GPP2588: " We've gotta stop here. The Marlin are biting out in the Gulf of Mexico"
Stone Tablet# CRZY9521: " I'm tired of writing fiction. Can we write a true story soon?"
The country of Mexico held a year long celebration, marking the end of the 13th Baktun. This is expected to be a boon to their travel industry.
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