Over the past few years, people have been raving about the Mayan end of the world, said to be December 12, 2012. The subject sparked controversy and a lot of people claimed the world won’t end just because the Mayan calendar did. Now, skeptics have hard evidence to support their theory, given that a new Mayan calendar was found.
Deep down in the Guatemala rainforest researchers made an incredible breakthrough. It is literally the sort of finding that changes the way a lot of people look at the world. Call it how you want: the new Mayan calendar or the oldest Mayan calendar. One thing is for sure: the world won’t end December 12, 2012.
In the ruins of one of the last unexcavated Maya megacity, researchers stumbled upon a finding that will spark controversy without a doubt. On the north wall of a Mayan house in the unexcavated megacity, archaeologists found hieroglyphs in black and red and a mural of a royal court and king.
At a close study, archaeologists identified a new Mayan calendar, quite possible the oldest one either. According to the researchers, it looks like the oldest Mayan calendar goes another 7,000 years into the future.
The discovery was made by students who later found out they stumbled upon the workroom of an ancient Maya scribe. Ph. D. student Franco Rossi told National Geographic: “Undoubtedly this type of room exists at every Maya site in the Late Classic and probably earlier, but it’s our only example thus far”.
The walls in the room contained the red and black hieroglyphs which contained elaborate calculations and “fixed tabulations that they can then refer to – tables more or less like those in the back of your chemistry book”.
Researchers identified a lunar table, a “ring number”, “a sequence of numbered intervals corresponding to key calendrical and planetary cycles”. And on the east wall researchers indentified a calendar, made of small and quite complex hieroglyphics. Archaeologist David Stuart said “there was a lot more to the Maya calendar than just 13 baktuns”, the end of the cycle set to happen December 12, 2012.
David Stuart worked deciphering the hieroglyphs. He said: “The Mayan calendar is going to keep going for billions, trillions, octillions of years into the future. Numbers we can’t even wrap our heads around”.