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  • Abolish the Week! It’s unnatural. It’s unnecessary. Why the seven-day week has got to go.

    05/27/2014 11:23:42 AM PDT · by C19fan · 60 replies
    Slate ^ | May 27, 2014 | Ben Schreckinger
    For eons, all manner of animals have lived their lives according to the cycles of the Earth’s rotation on its axis, the moon’s orbit around the Earth, and the Earth’s orbit around the sun. But why do we observe the week? The pattern of living on a seven-day cycle—with one or two of those days set aside for rest—is a relative novelty. Only in the past few centuries, with Western colonization of most of the world, have the majority of human societies adopted it. The case for the week was never airtight. It’s now weak and getting weaker. Most Westerners...
  • Maya archaeologists unearth new 2012 monument

    06/29/2012 7:28:41 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 13 replies
    PHYS.ORG ^ | JUNE 28, 2012 | Provided by Tulane University
    Archaeologists working at the site of La Corona in Guatemala have discovered a 1,300 year-old year-old Maya text that provides only the second known reference to the so-called “end date” for the Maya calendar on December 21, 2012. The discovery, one of the most significant hieroglyphic find in decades, was announced today at the National Palace in Guatemala. “This text talks about ancient political history rather than prophecy,” says Marcello A. Canuto, Director of Tulane’s Middle American Research Institute and co-director of the excavations at the Maya ruins of La Corona. “This new evidence suggests that the 13 Bak’tun date...
  • Painted ancient Maya numbers reflect calendar reaching well beyond 2012 (w/ Video)

    05/14/2012 1:19:34 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 24 replies ^ | 10 MAY 2012 | Provided by National Geographic Society
    A vast city built by the ancient Maya and discovered nearly a century ago is finally starting to yield its secrets. Excavating for the first time in the sprawling complex of Xultún in Guatemala’s Petén region, archaeologists have uncovered a structure that contains what appears to be a work space for the town’s scribe, its walls adorned with unique paintings — one depicting a lineup of men in black uniforms — and hundreds of scrawled numbers. Many are calculations relating to the Maya calendar. One wall of the structure, thought to be a house, is covered with tiny, millimeter-thick, red...
  • Need Name of Type Of Calender

    12/26/2005 7:40:48 PM PST · by oceanperch · 6 replies · 349+ views
    12/26/05 | OceanPerch
    HELP! King Vanity did not get a calender as per asked for at Christmas. The reason we want to put it up is the DATES size is such he can read it from his bed or wheelchair. It was in one of the Musuems as a Great Calender, and usually in the upper scale office supply catalogs. Problem on Google is I cannot remember the NAME of it. Some FReeper will know the name for sure. I think it is SILO, STATLIN, or something with a S. It has 3-4inch block size dates making it readable for someone who is...