November 25, 2011 18:34
Scientists tired to explain that the Maya did not predict the end of the world in 2012. Like, the coming apocalypse — only one (not very correct) interpretations of a single stone tablets from Tortuguero, in the Mexican state of Tabasco.
Suddenly, the National Institute of Anthropology and History of Mexico made a statement to the effect that there are other references in relation to our 2012. It is in ruins Komalkalko near Tortuguero. It is a line, cut or stamped on the brick (yes, Komalkalko differs from other Mayan temples that are made of brick.)
The representative of the institute Arturo Mendez said that a piece of the inscription was discovered and studied a few years ago. It is stored in the vaults of the institute. Experts know about its existence, but many doubt that it refers to the end of the world.
The inscription is a "calendar circle" — a combination of days and months, which is repeated every 52 years. Marked on the calendar date corresponding to the end of the thirteenth baktun. Baktun — a period which covered approximately 394 years old, and 13 — a sacred number for the Maya. One version of the Mayan calendar, entitled "Long Count" begins in 3114 BC. e., and thirteenth Baktun ends around Dec. 21, 2012.
Specialist in Mayan epigraphy David Stewart of the University of Texas at Austin (USA) explained that there is no indication of the future. In the accompanying hieroglyphs used now, "he (she, it) comes." Hence Mr. Stewart concludes that the inscription is dedicated to some historical event and contains prophecies. A reference to the 2012 — just a result of misinterpretation.
Plate of Tortuguero, too, about 1300 years it is no less mysterious, but it is clear that it deals with the future. Describes some events that involved the Bologna Yokte — a mysterious deity, Maya associated with war and creation. Alas, erosion and cracks do not allow to read the inscription in full. Some suggest that it is, "He will descend from the sky."
One way or another, but okolohristianskie idea of the coming of the Messiah and the end of the world Mayan attribute incorrectly. The submission Mayan time cycles begin and end without any kind was the apocalypse.
However shaft rumors reached this size (especially on the Internet) that the aforementioned Mexican institute decided next week to hold a round table with the participation of sixty professionals in order finally to clarify the beliefs of the Maya and the meaning of "Long Count".