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By Alan Boyle

Archaeologists have found a stunning array of 1,200-year-old Maya paintings in a room that appears to have been a workshop for calendar scribes and priests, with numerical markings on the wall that denote intervals of time well beyond the controversial cycle that runs out this December.

For years, prophets of doom have been saying that we're in for an apocalypse on Dec. 21, 2012, because that marks the end of the Maya "Long Count" calendar, which was based on a cycle of 13 intervals known as "baktuns," each lasting 144,000 days. But the researchers behind the latest find, detailed in the journal Science and an upcoming issue of National Geographic, say the writing on the wall runs counter to that bogus belief.

"It's very clear that the 2012 date, this end of 13 baktuns, while important, was turning the page," David Stuart, an expert on Maya hieroglyphs at the University of Texas at Austin, told reporters today. "Baktun 14 was going to be coming, and Baktun 15 and Baktun 16. ... The Maya calendar is going to keep going, and keep going for billions, trillions, octillions of years into the future."

The current focus of the research project, led by Boston University's William Saturno, is a 6-by-6-foot room situated beneath a mound at the Xultun archaeological site in Guatemala's Peten region. Maxwell Chamberlain, a BU student participating in the excavations there, happened to notice a poorly preserved wall protruding from a trench that was previously dug by looters, with the hints of a painting on the plaster.

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One array of numbers would be particularly intriguing to doomsday debunkers: lists that appear to denote wide ranges of accumulated time, including a 17-baktun period. "There was a lot more to the Maya calendar than just 13 baktuns," Stuart observed. Seventeen baktuns would stand for about 6,700 years, which is much longer than the 13-baktun cycle of 5,125 years. However, Stuart cautioned that the time notation shouldn't be read as specifying a date that's farther in the future than Dec. 21.

"It may just be that this is a mathematical number that they find interesting, kind of floating in time," he told me. "But it certainly is expressing a capacity of time. If they were calculating something from their time period, around 800 A.D., yeah, this would have gone way beyond 2012. But again, we're not sure exactly what the base of the calculation is."


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Read more here: http://cosmiclog.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/05/10/11639788-maya-calendar-workshop-documents-time-beyond-2012?lite

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Watched a show last night that said the Myan Calendar is simply revolving NOT ENDING...

Imagine that, our accients knew more than these dumb fuck over educated under socialized idiots that are advising our Governments these days who are predicting the end of the world come Dec 2012 :roflmao :slap

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L2L wrote:
Watched a show last night that said the Myan Calendar is simply revolving NOT ENDING...

Imagine that, our accients knew more than these dumb fuck over educated under socialized idiots that are advising our Governments these days who are predicting the end of the world come Dec 2012 :roflmao :slap


that's correct l2l you meant under educated useless monkeys you mean

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fr33kSh0w2012 wrote:
L2L wrote:
Watched a show last night that said the Myan Calendar is simply revolving NOT ENDING...

Imagine that, our accients knew more than these dumb fuck over educated under socialized idiots that are advising our Governments these days who are predicting the end of the world come Dec 2012 :roflmao :slap


that's correct l2l you meant under educated useless monkeys you mean


Nope I meant what I said Freak OVER Educated Under Socialized, just didnt mean to swear, my bad :doh :embarressed

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