Skip to comments.Experts admit second Mayan prediction of 2012 as end of the world
Posted on 12/03/2011 11:46:18 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
Mexico - The Mexican National Institute of Anthropology and History have admitted that they have a second reference to the date 2012 as "end of the world" on a carved fragment found at an archaeological site in southern Mexico.
Salt Lake Tribune reports that archaeologists have long acknowledged that reference to date 2012 as "end of the world" is found on a stone tablet from the Tortuguero site in the Gulf coast state of Tabasco. But on Thursday, the Mexican National Institute of Anthropology and History announced that there is what appears another reference to the same date in an inscription on a brick found at the Camalcalco ruin. According to a spokesman for the institute Arturo Mendez, the inscription had been known for years and has been carefully studied by experts. Some experts, however, dispute that the "Comalcalco Brick" inscription really makes reference to dates (December 21, 2012 or December 23, 2012) that some have said is the end of the world. The "Comalcalco Brick" inscription, like the previous Tortuguero inscription, is difficult to interpret because it is cryptic. The Tortuguero inscription, for instance, makes prophetic reference to uncertain but possibly cataclysmic events to occur in 2012, in connection with the Mayan god of war and creation. The mystery of the message in the Tortuguero inscription is complicated by an illegible ending, though some have claimed the eroded text reads "He will descend from the sky."
Salt Lake Tribune reports that the face of the "Comalcalco Brick" which carries the "prophetic message" appears to have been covered with stucco and laid facing inward. This is taken to imply the message on the brick is a sacred message not meant for profane eyes. However, a specialist in Mayan inscriptions at the University of Texas, Austin, David Stuart, said, "[though] some have proposed it as another reference to 2012...I remain rather unconvinced." Stuart explains that what the brick contains is a "Calender Round," that is, day and month combination that will recur every 52 years.
According to David Stuart, the date on the brick coincides with end of the 13th Baktun, a 394-year period. With the Mayan Long Count calender starting in 3114 B.C., the 13th Baktun will end around December 21, 2012. But according to Stuart, "Theres no reason it couldnt be also a date in ancient times, describing some important historical event in the Classic period. In fact, the third glyph on the brick seems to read as the verb huli, 'he/she/it arrives.' Theres no future tense marking [unlike the Tortuguero phrase], which in my mind points more to the Comalcalco date being more historical than prophetic."
Boston Herald reports that the Institute of Anthropology and History says belief that the Mayans prophesied the world will end in December 2012 is misinterpretation of Mayan calender and thought. Newser reports that the Institute of Anthropology and History, in a statement on Thursday, said, "Western messianic thought has twisted the cosmo-vision of ancient civilizations like the Maya." The experts, according to Newser, say rather than speak of the end of the world, the Mayans had a cyclical notion of historical time. Cyclical renewal of historical time, the experts say, was not associated with or essentially linked to apocalyptic events. The announcement of what appears a second reference, in Mayan archaeological relics, to late December 2012 as "end of the world," has, predictably, fueled speculations on Internet.
The Mexican National Institute of Anthropology and History is organizing a forum for 60 Mayan experts at the archaeological site of Palenque to address the rumors that the Mayan Long Count calender predicts the world to end in December, 2012.
That last few days before the deadline is going to be a blast at the bars. I’m just sayin’
They weren’t really talking about the end of the world as we know it. They meant the end of poverty and starvation and hangnails. At least that is what one of the occupy protesters said.
Good to see that Harold Camping got a consulting job at The Mexican National Institute of Anthropology and History.
“He will descend from the sky.”
Space aliens to arrive on Earth? That will be a Christmas to remember. Let’s hope they’re like the alien in “E.T.,”
and not like the bad-ass aliens in “Independence Day!”
Or, maybe “He will descend from the sky” is a reference to the Second Coming of Jesus.
If the Mayans were so good at predictions, where the heck are they?
If a woman named Ripley shows up and warns us, better listen to here.
Undersea in Atlantis! Geez, everybody knows that!
That is an excellent point!!
End of the world? I guess this mean Noobama will be re-elected. Coincidence it’s the election year? NOT. Once he wins, I assume he will give the order to hi Muslim minions to start the nuclear war against Israel which will escalate to every nation on earth whereas fire and brimstone will rain down killing every man, woman and child in existence until only me and Megan Fox are the only two humans alive and we will have to work 24 hours a day everyday forever to repopulate.
Someone had to go in the advance ship...
Experts said we all would have flying cars by 1960 too.
Southern Mexico and Guatemala.
That doomsday date falls in the time period between the election and the day a new president takes office.
I’m just sayin!? ...........
Ultimate loser/lame duck revenge scenario?
Tongue in cheek speculation (?)
Beat me to it.
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