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Friday, June 22, 2012

Newly discovered Mayan calendar goes way past 2012

Newly discovered wall writings found in Guatemala show the famed Maya culture's obsession with cycles of time. But they also show calendars that go well beyond 2012, the year when the vanished civilization, according to popular culture, expected the end of the world. ""So much for the supposed end of the world," says archaeologist William Saturno of Boston University, lead author of a study in the journal Science, which reported the discovery on Thursday." You read it here first, folk. No need to panic. A new discovery in Xultun shows long-count calendar dates beyond 2012. The article has a nice 70-second video of the investigator, and he mentions dates out to 17 baktuns, at least. here You Go

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