Rest Easy – Looks like the Mayans didn’t predict the world ending this December after all…

According to archaeologist William Saturno of Boston University,  the earliest known Mayan calendar has been found in an ancient house in Guatemala. It offers no hint that the world’s end is imminent. In fact it predicts forward movement for 7,000 years.

Element from newly discovered calendar

“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.

“The ancient Maya predicted the world would continue, that 7,000 years from now, things would be exactly like this.

“We keep looking for endings. The Maya were looking for a guarantee that nothing would change. It’s an entirely different mindset.”

Well, I know I’m relieved. Aren’t you?

About btchakir

Retired Theatre Producer, Graphic Designer, Usability Tester and General Troubleshooter with a keen interest in Politics and The Stage. Currently heard on WSHC, 89.7 FM (on line at www.897wshc.org) and occasionally dabbling in Community Theatre.

Posted on May 12, 2012, in Announcement, Art, Arts, funny, history, humor, News, Opinion, Religion, Science, Word from Bill, World News and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Comments Off on Rest Easy – Looks like the Mayans didn’t predict the world ending this December after all….

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