Mayas did not believe in 2012 doomsday

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From National Geographic:

Unprecedented Maya Mural Found, Contradicts 2012 “Doomsday” Myth

Under the Guatemalan jungle, 1,200-year-old paintings like no others.

Erik Vance in Xultún, Guatemala

for National Geographic News

Published May 10, 2012

In the last known largely unexcavated Maya megacity, archaeologists have uncovered the only known mural adorning an ancient Maya house, a new study says—and it’s not just any mural.

In addition to a still vibrant scene of a king and his retinue, the walls are rife with calculations that helped ancient scribes track vast amounts of time. Contrary to the idea the Maya predicted the end of the world in 2012, the markings suggests dates thousands of years beyond that.

Perhaps most important, the otherwise humble chamber offers a rare glimpse into the inner workings of Maya society. (Video: Mysterious Maya Calendar & Mural Uncovered.)

“The paintings we have here—we’ve never found them anyplace else,” excavation leader William Saturno told National Geographic News.

And in today’s Xultún—to the untrained eye, just 12 square miles (31 square kilometers) of jungle floor—it’s a wonder Saturno’s team found the artwork at all.

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12 thoughts on “Mayas did not believe in 2012 doomsday

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  5. It is now the evening of December 21, 2012! We have survived! When I was down in Mexico at the beginning of this year, we were told to come back in December (now) because there were going to be huge parties to celebrate a new era. I have decided to stay in Vancouver with the slushy rain – but am celebrating that there is sunshine somewhere in the world. Excellent post!


  6. Before the coming of Spainards, Ancient Mayans NEVER predicted the Doomsday on 21, 12, 2012. In fact it is the sign of the end of the long count. We do not know when Doomsday will happen. But we are aware of the Volcanic eruptions, Earthquakes and the threats of Tsunamis can happen any time.


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