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Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Facts About Mayans And Mayan Calendar

1)  The Mayan is a Mesoamerican civilization lasted for over 3500 years.

2)  As mentioned, the reason for the collapse of their culture is unknown.

3)  The Long Count calendar was used by the Maya to document past and future events.

4)  It has been calculated that the calendar Long count calender ends on either December 21 or 23, 2012.

5)  The Long Count is a numerically predictable calendar, not based on archaic measures of time. It began on August 11 or 13, 3114 BC.

6)  There are numerous Mayans still living in their home regions.

7)  Some Mayans still practice blood sacrifice.

8)  Mayans used pain killers.  The last Maya state existed until 1697.

9)  There's nothing in Mayan texts that specifically says "The world is ending on December 21st, 2012".

10) According to NASA, "Just as the calendar you have on your kitchen wall does not cease to exist after December 31, the Mayan calendar does not cease to exist on December 21, 2012. This date is the end of the Mayan long-count period but then, just as your calendar begins again on January 1, another long-count period begins for the Mayan calendar."

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