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New ancient source - in Guatemala - confirms Mayan 21 Dec 2012 'doomsday date'

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  1. wfgodot

    wfgodot Former Member

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    UT expert: 'Doomsday date' is just Maya's new beginning (statesman.com)
    more at Austin Statesman link above

    Also more here, with pictures:

    Second inscription carved into stone staircase confirms 'end date' of Mayan calendar - December 21, 2012 (Daily Mail)
     
  2. Nova

    Nova Active Member

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    Thank you, godot. This clears up something that has puzzled me ever since the Mayan calendar's ending in 2012 was first mentioned. My wall calendar has an end date, too, but nobody is going to suggest the world will end when my calendar does.
     
  3. Dogface

    Dogface Active Member

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    If the Mayans were so accurate at predicting the end of the world, why didn't they predict the end of their own civilization? I mean I know there are stil Mayans but I'm referring to the fall of their empire.
     
  4. Kat

    Kat Kind words do not cost much

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    Those carvings are beautiful.
     
  5. Seek&Find

    Seek&Find Former Member

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    Link

    NASA debunks Mayan apocalypse myth
     
  6. Nova

    Nova Active Member

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    Maybe they did. The last I heard we don't really know where they went or why (except for the smaller groups that remain, as you point out).

    (ETA Sorry, I probably made this sound like more of a mystery than it is. In Professor Diamond's book, COLLAPSE, he presents the theory that the Maya left because of large-scale ecological failure. IIRC, they endured a series of droughts.)
     
  7. HMSHood

    HMSHood Admiral-Class Battlecruiser

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    Beautiful. And no, the world will not end on December 21, 2012.
     

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