November 28, 2011 14:31
Most experts on the 2012 refer to only one extant Mayan glyph — a stone tablet from the village Tortugero in Tabasco.
But the National Institute of Anthropology and History said in a statement said that to date, there is another obvious reference, which was located near the ruins Komalkalko. Inscription stamped or cast on the brick. Komalkalko different from other Mayan temples that was built of brick.
Press secretary of the institute Arturo Mendez said that a piece of the inscription was discovered several years ago, and since then has been studied thoroughly. About finding not announced, and it was stored in the vaults of the institute.
Says an expert on Mayan epigraphy at the University of Texas, David Stewart, "this round calendar", a combination of the positions of the day and week, which is repeated every 52 years. "
The date on the brick does coincide with the end of the 13th Baktun; Baktun were approximately 394-year period, the number 13 is sacred to the Maya. The Mayan calendar begins in 3114 BC, and the 13th Baktun ends around Dec. 21, 2012.
But the date on the brick could also correspond to a similar date in the past, said Stewart.
"There is no reason that this can not be a date of some ancient times, describing some important historical event in the Classic period. Generally, the third glyph on the brick can be read as fuck — "he / she / it / comes."
"No marks, indicating the future (as opposed to the phrase Tortugero" which in my opinion indicates that the date Komakalko rather points to a historical period, rather than a prophecy, "he says.
Both inscriptions — the tablet Tortugero Komakalko and bricks were created about 1,300 years ago, and both are not fully deciphered.
Tortugero inscription describes something that will have to happen in 2012, and what will be involved Yokte Bolon — a mysterious Mayan god, which is associated with war and creation.
However, erosion and a crack in the stone make the end of it nearly impossible to read, though some read the ending, as a phrase, "He will descend from the sky."
Bricks of Komalkalko also strange that molded or carved images on the brick were probably put in the picture inside the masonry, or covered with plaster, which implies that the images were not to be seen.
Institute of Anthropology and History has long said that the rumors about the end of the world or change at the end of December 2012 are misinterpretation West Mayan calendar.
Institute representatives reiterated that "Western messianic thinking perverted cosmovision ancient civilizations, including the Maya."
Institute experts say the Maya perceived time as a series of cycles that regularly start and end, but in the end of the cycle there is nothing apocalyptic.