Mayan mural contradicts 2012 doomsday myth

Breaking News from Guatemala today as National Geographic News reports a large Mayan mural has been found and it contradicts the myth concerning doomsday happening later this year!

According to the article, the excavation revealed walls with calculations that helped the Mayans track centuries of time. “Contrary to the idea the May

a predicted the end of the world in 2012, the markings suggest dates thousands of years beyond that.”

The paintings were originally discovered in 2010 by a team of archaeologists from Boston University. It took a year to excavate and clean off the glyphs in order to read them. One of the archaeologists is quoted as saying “The reason the room is so interesting is that this was a workspace. People were seated on this bench [painting books that have long since disintegrated].”

It is thought that the books that were painted had elaborate calculations to predict cities’ fortunes for centuries.

In 2010, I had the opportunity to tour a Mayan ruin near Tulum, Mexico. (The picture to the left was taken at one of the entrances to the city.) I was fascinated learning how smart the Mayan civilization was. They were likely the first, true Astronomers and Meteorologists. It’s really sad the history that brought the demise of their empire. The Spaniards came without warning and the Maya had no opportunity to fight back.
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This post was written by qni_it on May 10, 2012

4 Comments so far

  1. Pamela Skaggs May 10, 2012 8:00 PM

    I knew no one could tell when the world would end!

  2. Amber May 13, 2012 12:55 PM

    Well this is a misconception in itself. The Mayans never prophesied a “doomsday” or the end of the world this coming December. They simply acknowledged that according to their calendar we are leaving this age and entering the age of Aquarius. People just don’t like to research things, instead they’d rather believe something that is exceptionally more dramatic…. such as every other doomsday scenario humans have exploded over.

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  4. Prime Assignment February 26, 2019 10:30 PM

    This is very exciting. Anywhere you see a structure made of stone you know there must have been thousands of wooden structures around it that have disappeared. The scale of civilization in this area was much larger than I think most have believed for a long time.

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