December 3, 2011 19:08
Humanity is counting the days until the terrible date — December 21, 2012 Mr.., — The scheduled apocalypse, according to the Mayan calendar. However, the German researcher Sven Gronemeyer said that you can relax: we are not interpreted thoughts of the ancient people. In fact, the Indians had in mind a completely different event and certainly not doomsday.
Sven Gronemeyer, an expert in hieroglyphics, works at the University of La Trobe University in Australia. He has long studied the inscriptions in the temple, which is located in the ancient town of Tortuguero. Recall prophecy says that the end of the 13th "baktun" period of 400 years, God will come down from heaven Bolon Yokte. This event will have exactly 2December 1 of the following year.
German expert has not seen at this date nothing sinister, and assured that it is not the end of the world, and a new era. Finish up in 5125 years, which began in 3113 BC. Calendar does not end, but only starts at zero. Many researchers intimidated "magic numbers": too symbolic date looks, and even during the 13th over, not to mention the mysterious god. And when the results of decoding became public, mass panic was no longer hold.
However, this perception is characteristic only of European consciousness. The ancient tribes as a sacred number 13. A descent of Bolon Yokte to Earth does not promise disasters. The concept of "apocalypse" existent in the Mayan culture. In the ancient scriptures are no predictions of disasters associated with the end of a historical era.
Sven Gronemeyer said that we misunderstood the expectation of an ancient people. Mysterious Bolon Yokte symbolized change, so by coming to Earth would mark a new era. This date is eagerly anticipated and planned a big celebration. And the ancient ruler was preparing to meet God, because, according to tradition, it was to take place on the ground.
"This date was symbolic, no doubt. It represents the day of creation, when Bolon Yokte will create a new era of civilization, which will last until the following 5125 years of the new shift ", — explained the German scientist.
Recall that last week in the Mexican city of Palenque was a round table with the participation of 64 experts on the Mayan culture from 12 countries. They discussed the decipherment of ancient writing and, in particular, a mysterious calendar of Tortuguero. Views were expressed that are fully shared by the Gronemeyera. For example, the recurrence of cycles and the importance of God Yokte in the Mayan culture.