Atlantis Online
May 18, 2021, 06:50:40 am
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
News: Ice Age blast 'ravaged America'
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/6676461.stm
 
  Home Help Arcade Gallery Links Staff List Calendar Login Register  

Oldest Known Maya Calendar Found; No Signs of 2012 Doomsday

Pages: [1]   Go Down
  Print  
Author Topic: Oldest Known Maya Calendar Found; No Signs of 2012 Doomsday  (Read 211 times)
Robert0326
Superhero Member
******
Posts: 1156



« on: May 12, 2012, 07:02:27 am »

Ned Potter

By Ned Potter
@NedPotterABC
Follow on Twitter
May 11, 2012 1:41pm
Oldest Known Maya Calendar Found; No Signs of 2012 Doomsday
  Email 4 Smaller Font Text Larger Text | Print
ht mayan mural found lpl 120511 wblog Oldest Known Maya Calendar Found; No Signs of 2012 Doomsday

Maya  calendar calculations appear in wall paintings in Guatemala. Tyrone Turner/National Geographic

Shucks. Maybe we’ll have to keep paying the electric bill after all.

Archaeologists, excavating the ninth-century Maya complex of Xultun in Guatemala, say they have found what may have been a workspace for the town’s scribe. Paintings on the walls, they report, appear to include calculations related to the Maya  calendar.

The researchers, writing in today’s edition of the journal Science, say the calculations project 7,000 years into the future. There’s no hint that the calendar ends on Dec. 21, 2012, despite popular belief.

“Why would they go into those numbers if the world is going to come to an end this year?” said Anthony Aveni at Colgate University, a scholar of Maya  astronomy and a co-author of the paper. “You could say a number that big at least suggests that time marches on.”

Some of the heiroglyphs, painted in red and black, appear to represent regular cycles charted by the Maya, say the researchers — the 365-day solar calendar, the 584-day cycle of the planet Venus and the 780-day cycle of Mars.

“For the first time we get to see what may be actual records kept by a scribe, whose job was to be official record keeper of a Maya community,” said William Saturno of Boston University, the lead author, in a statement put out by the publishers of Science. “It’s like an episode of TV’s ‘Big Bang Theory,’ a geek math problem and they’re painting it on the wall. They seem to be using it like a blackboard.”

Xultún was actually found almost a century ago, but not excavated until now.  The structure in which the markings were found has three surviving plaster walls, say the researchers.  On one wall is a painting of a king, wearing a headpiece with blue feathers.

Near him are numbers that correspond  to previously-known cycles in the Maya calendar — and others that researchers had not seen before.

Saturno and his team say four long numbers on the wall represent one-third of a million to 2.5 million days — up to 7,000 years into the future from A.D. 813, a year scratched into the wall in another place.

Saturno, like other scientists who have studied the Maya  civilization, says the Maya appear not to have thought much, at least in their writings, about an end to the world.

“The ancient Maya predicted the world would continue, that 7,000 years from now, things would be exactly like this,” Saturno said. “We keep looking for endings. The Maya were looking for a guarantee that nothing would change. It’s an entirely different mindset.”

http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/technology/2012/05/oldest-known-maya-calendar-found-no-signs-of-2012-doomsday/






Report Spam   Logged

Blasphemy is a victimless crime.
"The day will come when the mystical generation of Jesus, by the Supreme Being as His father, in the womb of a virgin will be classed with the fable of the generation of Minerva in the brain of Jupiter."     Letter to John Adams, April 11, 1823 -Thomas Jefferson

Share on Facebook Share on Twitter

Volitzer
Superhero Member
******
Posts: 11110



« Reply #1 on: May 12, 2012, 11:38:18 am »

Yeah if Nibiru was going to be a threat I don't think the Bilderberg Group would be as nervous as they are.

Still Earth is due for a grand cosmic awakening.

Between Venus & Nibiru in 2012 I am all for it.
Report Spam   Logged
Robert0326
Superhero Member
******
Posts: 1156



« Reply #2 on: May 12, 2012, 11:45:36 am »

Really? Why did you have to ruin that article? Polluting a scientific discovery with your nonsense.
Report Spam   Logged

Blasphemy is a victimless crime.
"The day will come when the mystical generation of Jesus, by the Supreme Being as His father, in the womb of a virgin will be classed with the fable of the generation of Minerva in the brain of Jupiter."     Letter to John Adams, April 11, 1823 -Thomas Jefferson
Volitzer
Superhero Member
******
Posts: 11110



« Reply #3 on: May 12, 2012, 12:26:01 pm »

Don't you think the Mayans had some cosmic assistance when contructing this calender ?

Watch a show of Ancient Aliens and quite being so ignorant.
Report Spam   Logged
Robert0326
Superhero Member
******
Posts: 1156



« Reply #4 on: May 12, 2012, 02:19:13 pm »

No I don't.  They made their calendar through observation and records from past cultures.  Anyone with half a brain knows that.  I've watched that garbage.  I'm pretty sure that I could debunk any of their "theories". Stop being so gullible.
Report Spam   Logged

Blasphemy is a victimless crime.
"The day will come when the mystical generation of Jesus, by the Supreme Being as His father, in the womb of a virgin will be classed with the fable of the generation of Minerva in the brain of Jupiter."     Letter to John Adams, April 11, 1823 -Thomas Jefferson
Volitzer
Superhero Member
******
Posts: 11110



« Reply #5 on: May 12, 2012, 02:55:25 pm »

Right right out of the stoneage people are just going to be making all these grand cosmic observations and building pyramids and temples to correlate with 9 planets of the solar system without any help from ETs ?

Even tho we have a documented history of people from Nibiru monitoring and aiding Earth humanity through the eons.

You quite being so gullible.  There's more to education and history than what passes for education in "public schools".

Life is going to be real hard for you if you follow through in life with the mindset of a public school educated teenager.
Report Spam   Logged
Robert0326
Superhero Member
******
Posts: 1156



« Reply #6 on: May 12, 2012, 05:55:19 pm »

So your saying humans were completely incapable of building monuments? You say people from space helped and yet leave NO evidence what-so-ever of their existence. I've study ancient history from real books.  Not that conspiracy and pseudo-science crap you read.
« Last Edit: May 12, 2012, 07:54:48 pm by Robert0326 » Report Spam   Logged

Blasphemy is a victimless crime.
"The day will come when the mystical generation of Jesus, by the Supreme Being as His father, in the womb of a virgin will be classed with the fable of the generation of Minerva in the brain of Jupiter."     Letter to John Adams, April 11, 1823 -Thomas Jefferson
Pages: [1]   Go Up
  Print  
 
Jump to:  

Powered by EzPortal
Bookmark this site! | Upgrade This Forum
SMF For Free - Create your own Forum
Powered by SMF | SMF © 2016, Simple Machines
Privacy Policy