You know that Maya Calendar 2012 thing? Oopsy!
The Maya prophecy predicting the 2012 end of the world may be off by 50 to 100 years or more, according to a new book.
For nearly half a century, Maya scholars have relied on a fixed numerical value called the GMT constant as a means of correlating the dates on the ancient Maya calendar with those on the Gregorian—or modern—calendar.
Gerardo Aldana, associate professor at the Univ. of California at Santa Barbara, challenges the accepted Gregorian dates of all Classic Mayan historical events, including the end-of-the-world-as-we-know-it 2012 prophecies in Calendars and Years II: Astronomy and Time in the Ancient and Medieval World, the second in a series edited by John Steele, associate professor of Egyptology and Ancient West Asian Studies at Brown Univ..
- 2012: End of The World? (socyberty.com)
- 2013: Or, What to Do When the Apocalypse Doesn’t Arrive (boingboing.net)
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