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Apocalypse not now: Mayan relic says 2012 not end of time

Friday, May 11, 2012

Apocalypse not now: Mayan relic says 2012 not end of time


The discovery in a Guatemala jungle of a previously unknown version of the Mayan calendar offers humankind a ray of hope: the world is not going to end on December 21, 2012 and could most probably last for another billion years – or more.

­The ancient inscription is estimated to be the oldest Mayan almanac found so far. It dates back some 1,200 years, at least 600 years older than previous examples. In many ways, however, the new calendar corresponds with others.

The initial results of its study have been published in Science magazine by experts from Boston University. They say the calendar precisely describes solar and lunar cycles, as well as the motion of the brightest stars. Most probably it was used to conduct ceremonies and rituals, synchronized with the positions of celestial bodies..... MORE

SourceRT.com

URL: http://rt.com/news/maya-calendar-guatemala-discovery-973/

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