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Ancient Text Confirms Mayan Calendar End Date
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Posted on 06/28/2012 4:34:15 PM PDT by Perdogg

A newly discovered Mayan text reveals the "end date" for the Mayan calendar, becoming only the second known document to do so. But unlike some modern people, ancient Maya did not expect the world to end on that date, researchers said.

"This text talks about ancient political history rather than prophecy," Marcello Canuto, the director of Tulane University Middle America Research Institute, said in a statement. "This new evidence suggests that the 13 bak'tun date was an important calendrical event that would have been celebrated by the ancient Maya; however, they make no apocalyptic prophecies whatsoever regarding the date."

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TOPICS: Chit/Chat; History; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: archaeoastronomy; catastrophism; epigraphyandlanguage; godsgravesglyphs; megaliths

1 posted on 06/28/2012 4:34:24 PM PDT by Perdogg
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To: Perdogg

So I’ll have to wash my underwear?


2 posted on 06/28/2012 4:44:34 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Perdogg

It started today, a little early, but too many people don’t see it. And, hey, the Mayans could be off 6 months in a 600 year prediction.


3 posted on 06/28/2012 4:44:34 PM PDT by Terry Mross ( To all my kin: Do not attempt to contact me as long as you love obama.)
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To: Perdogg
"This new evidence suggests that the 13 bak'tun date was an important calendrical event that would have been celebrated by the ancient Maya; however, they make no apocalyptic prophecies whatsoever regarding the date."

If the car didn't erupt into a fireball when you rolled over 120,000 miles, it's probably not going to do so when you hit 130,000. The next bak'tun takes us to long count 13.0.0.0.0.
4 posted on 06/28/2012 4:46:53 PM PDT by Renderofveils (My loathings are simple: stupidity, oppression, crime, cruelty, soft music. - Nabokov)
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To: cripplecreek
If you are over 50, you aren't required to wear underwear. Ubi sub ubi doesn't apply.

After 80... you don't even have to wear pants. ;)

Until then, Semper Braccae.

/johnny

5 posted on 06/28/2012 4:50:07 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: cripplecreek

I thought I’d be able to max out my Discover Card. Guess not.


6 posted on 06/28/2012 4:51:54 PM PDT by dirtboy
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To: Perdogg

It ended because they ran out of room and had to start over.


7 posted on 06/28/2012 5:03:54 PM PDT by SkyDancer ("Ambition Without Talent Is Sad - Talent Without Ambition Is Worse")
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To: Perdogg

8 posted on 06/28/2012 5:05:06 PM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: Perdogg

Did the Mayans observe leap years?


9 posted on 06/28/2012 5:13:52 PM PDT by SunStar (Democrats piss me off!)
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To: SkyDancer

Or the calendar maker died


10 posted on 06/28/2012 5:33:54 PM PDT by Average Al (Forbidden fruit leads to many jams.)
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To: SunStar
No - the mayan’s did not consider leap years. Their calendar already ended - in July 2010 IIRC.
11 posted on 06/28/2012 5:41:21 PM PDT by 21twelve
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;') [singing] two thousand uno du'os party over says the lights of heaven /
tonight i'm gonna party like it's two thousand eleven
December 20, 2012

12 posted on 06/28/2012 6:36:02 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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The Cycle of Cosmic Catastrophes: Flood, Fire, and Famine in the History of Civilization The Cycle of Cosmic Catastrophes:
Flood, Fire, and Famine
in the History of Civilization

by Richard Firestone,
Allen West, and
Simon Warwick-Smith


13 posted on 06/28/2012 6:36:33 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: 75thOVI; agrace; aimhigh; Alice in Wonderland; AndrewC; aragorn; aristotleman; Avoiding_Sulla; ...
Thanks Perdogg.



14 posted on 06/28/2012 6:36:34 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Perdogg; StayAt HomeMother; Ernest_at_the_Beach; decimon; 1010RD; 21twelve; 24Karet; ...

 GGG managers are SunkenCiv, StayAt HomeMother & Ernest_at_the_Beach
Thanks Perdogg, I love reusing my 'toons.

To all -- please ping me to other topics which are appropriate for the GGG list.


15 posted on 06/28/2012 6:36:42 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: cripplecreek
So I’ll have to wash my underwear?

Why start now?

16 posted on 06/28/2012 6:46:06 PM PDT by roamer_1 (Globalism is just socialism in a business suit.)
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To: SunStar; 21twelve

The modern sidereal year is something like 365.242198 days long (that’s what it was when i was in high school, it may have been refined a bit more since).

The Mayan calendar was a bunch of calendars all running concurrently (they kept track of the lunar cycles, the Venus cycle, etc), but their solar calendar was 365 days long, no account being made for the fractional day. The five days added to the 360 day calendar weren’t assigned to a specific month; analogously, the Egyptians later added five days to their 360-day solar calendar, which had exactly 12 months of 30 days each.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maya_calendar#Long_Count


17 posted on 06/28/2012 6:51:02 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: SunkenCiv
My brother sincerely believe in the Mayan Calendar and every time I call him, he reminds me that the Great Change is coming on Dec 21st this year.

I keep telling him that while I'm very fond of mysteries to stop spoiling the suspense.

(BTW....no Chrismas present for him this year.)
18 posted on 06/28/2012 7:04:24 PM PDT by BIGLOOK
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To: shibumi

“They ran out of room on the rock” ping.


19 posted on 06/28/2012 9:43:08 PM PDT by Salamander (I wanna hurt you just to hear you screaming my name.)
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To: Salamander

With or without an apocalyptic event the world will, at this pace, be totally unrecognizable by the end of the year anyway.


20 posted on 06/28/2012 10:13:13 PM PDT by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: BIGLOOK

:’D Saves a lot of shopping and hubbub.


21 posted on 06/29/2012 1:50:17 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Terry Mross; null and void

Now that it really *is* TEOTWAWKI, the experts are backpeddling.


22 posted on 06/29/2012 2:02:44 AM PDT by Ezekiel (The Obama-nation began with the Inauguration of Desolation.)
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To: SunkenCiv

Nine Lords of the Night???

SCOTUS?


23 posted on 06/29/2012 7:50:46 AM PDT by null and void (Day 1256 of our ObamaVacation from reality - Obama is not a Big Brother [he's a Big Sissy...])
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To: null and void

;’)


24 posted on 06/29/2012 4:05:14 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Perdogg

So it’s not over until the Mayan’s say it’s over?


25 posted on 06/30/2012 5:21:25 AM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: cripplecreek

Does anyone keep an end-of-world cult list?

I’d like to make some purchases and save big money.


26 posted on 06/30/2012 5:26:37 AM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: null and void
What comes first, the 12th Imam or the 13th bak'tun?
Who'd win in a fight?
27 posted on 07/19/2012 3:03:31 PM PDT by ExxonPatrolUs (Gov The People, Buy The People, Bore The People.)
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To: Perdogg

There is no end in the Mayan Calendar. Even Wiki has debunked this.


28 posted on 09/27/2012 11:32:37 AM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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