Archaeologists have discovered the Mayan calendar, which is today the oldest of all known calendars this ancient civilization. It was created in the IX century and, in contrast to other similar documents, contains no hint of the approaching end of the world, who are believed to have come at the end of this year, when will the so-called Long Count cycle Age of the Fifth Sun, which began in August 3114 BC.
The world will be seven thousand years
New calendar Maya was found in heavy jungle of Guatemala. A group of archaeologists led by William Saturno of Boston University conducted excavations here Shultuna — one of the largest "dead cities" Maya, open about a hundred years ago in the north in the province of Peten.
In the course of studying the trenches and pits, who left behind a modern looters and adventurers who hoped to gain, scientists stumbled upon the entrance to the partially destroyed house, built in the beginning of IX century AD.
Examining its internal structure, archaeologists found three surviving walls some interesting well-preserved frescoes depicting the Mayan ceremonial calendar detailing the solar and lunar years, and long-term cycles of the motion of Venus and Mars.
After a thorough review of William Saturno said the calculations found in the house belonged to the supposedly ancient astronomer calendar predicting the eclipses and the "meeting" of the Moon, Mars and Venus, converge with those made in the well known "apocalyptic" calendar.
However, the newly discovered tables no mention of the end of the world in the near future. According to the finding, the world will exist and good health for at least seven thousand years!
"This is, without doubt, the oldest of today Mayan astronomical calendar and also the only surviving relating to the classical period — stated Saturn. — On closer examination it becomes clear that the cycles come and go. Mayan calendars are designed so that they continue to keep time on the billions, trillions and octillion, any available number of years to come. "
Scientists note that the calendar developed by the ancient scholars, quite accurately describes the lunar and solar cycles, as well as movement of the brightest stars. Rather, it was used for rituals, as in the culture of the ancient people of all religious rites were synchronized with the passing lights of certain positions.
"Believers" will help the beans and rice
Previously, researchers have Maya manuscripts, dating from XIV-XV centuries, in which the chronology was interrupted after 21 December 2012, which many interpreted as an indication of the coming apocalypse.
This version has found many supporters, who reacted with confidence to the secret knowledge of the ancient Indians. It turns out that hundreds of millions of people around the world are now waiting for doomsday.
In a survey conducted recently by Ipsos, was attended by 16 thousand people living in different parts of the world. The results showed that the greatest confidence in the Indian prophecy made known the people of China, where the predicted apocalypse waiting as much as 20% of the population.
Showed less gullibility from Russia, but they are nervous about the coming doomsday. According to Ipsos, Doomsday expect 13% of Russians, and experience in this regard, 14%, that is, one percent more for the same sample.
Fairly high percentage of the "faithful" in Latin America. In particular, Desiu Colla, mayor of Brazilian city of São Francisco de Paula, even started a major campaign for local residents by the end of the world.
He takes the predictions seriously and believes that his city, located at an altitude of 907 meters above sea level, can be an ideal refuge for those who are afraid of floods, a sharp rise in the level of ocean water and the giant tsunami.
"Even those who do not believe, should be ready", — said the mayor and the city encourages residents to have a home ample supply of salt, rice, beans and water to ride out the irregular supply of food in case of disaster.
By the way, other suitable shelter in case of Apocalypse is called a tiny French village Byugarash, which "Abnormal news" has already been detailed.
In general, every seventh citizen of the world believes that the world would end in his lifetime, though he can not say for sure whether something to do with the Mayan predictions.
Most in this group are people under the age of 35 years with a low level of education and income.
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