Latest news on the end of the world and the Mayan calendar. So it was possible to sum up all the turmoil around the magical date: December 21, 2012. The fact is that at the end of September this year, a conference devoted to the topic, in the city of Merida, Mexico. But it seems to me that the final point can be put only on December 22, and even then, only in this painful problem …
Archaeologists, anthropologists and other scholars met at the end of last week in the Mexican city of Merida to discuss the prophecies which bears for a Mayan calendar, which consists of 394-year periods called a baktun. According to experts, the system begins in 3114 BC, and runs through the 13-baktun (or 5125 years). Experts believe that December 21 is just the beginning of a new cycle, not the end of mankind.
Information about what the Mayan calendar indicates the end of the world was distributed only in the last few years. Proponents of this theory believe that the Indians had predicted astronomical disaster that needs to happen at the end of 2012. In turn, the archaeologist Alfredo Barrera (Alfredo Barrera) said that the Mayan priests did make a prediction, but they are more concerned of real things, such as drought or epidemics.
"Maya made prophecies, but not the apocalypse, and the events that, in their cyclical conception of history, could be repeated in the future" — said Barrera. Experts stressed that the ancient Indians, whose classical culture in writing flourished from 300 to 900 AD, were extremely interested in the events that must take place on a planet far beyond 21 December 2012. "There are many ancient Maya monuments dedicated to the events that will occur in the distant future. Maya Indians are very interested in what happens on the planet after that date, "- said anthropologist at the University of California Brasvell Jeffrey (Geoffrey Braswell).
Scientists emphasized that in the calendar found only a few notes relating to 2012, but none of them relates to the apocalypse. The expectations of the apocalypse and doomsday prophecy mainly characteristic only of Christianity. In turn, the Indians have never thought about the end of history. "All of these thoughts have nothing to do with Mayan culture. Search doomsday date does not apply to them, "- says anthropologist at the University of Quintana Roo Alexander Foss (Alexander Voss).
Experts also highlighted the fact that the Maya saw the story as a constantly recurring series of events where the end of a cycle does not mean cosmic catastrophes. "In my car's odometer has only six cells. This does not mean that the vehicle will explode after I will drive 99 miles to 999.9 ", — said Jeffrey Brasvell.