This was taken from threeworldwars.com
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As you may already know, according to the Mayan calendar, the world is scheduled to end at precisely 11:11 GMT on December 21, 2012. Beyond that though, what exactly do you know about the Mayans, their famous calendar, and all of this apocalypse talk?
The Mayan’s were an ancient civilization that developed in the Yucatan (Mexico) around 2600 B.C. During these early days of the Mayan civilization, they began developing what would ultimately become highly accurate methods of mathematics, astronomy, calendars, farming, and writing. During the Mayan Classic period (300-900 A.D.), the Mayan’s were at their height of civilization. They built enormous pyramids, developed sophisticated astronomical charts, invented the concept of the zero in mathematics, created words for such large numbers that today we don’t even have names for, developed a highly complicated alphabet, wrote detailed histories or their culture, and perfected the calendar to a precision that our own Gregorian calendar lacks. Sometime between 800 and 900 A.D., the great civilization that was the Mayan people suddenly disappeared, seemingly without a trace. Their cities were abandoned and all development ceased. No one is sure if they were destroyed, dispersed, or just disappeared. Unfortunately, most of the written records that the Mayan’s kept were destroyed in 1562 with the invasion of the Spanish, so any explanation for their disappearance that may have existed at one time was burned to ashes. While some so-called Mayans still exist today, their highly developed civilization mysteriously and suddenly stopped moving forward as great mathematicians, builders, writers, and artists after 900 A.D.
Many people believe that the Mayans were so advanced that they developed the ability to travel through space or through time and decided to finally up and leave this planet or time period of their own volition due to other cultures continually trying to invade their own. Pacal the Great ruled the Mayan civilization for much of the later part of 600 A.D. and commissioned many of the great classical works of architecture and art of the time. Today, he is most famous for the image that was found on his tomb that is often referred to as the Maya Astronaut. In the tomb carving, Pacal is seen in what many interpret as an ancient spaceship or time machine. He is sitting it something that could be interpreted as a cockpit, his hands are turning instruments, his foot appears to be on a pedal, a tube is inserted into his nose as if he is receiving oxygen, and wisps of smoke or exhaust appear to be shooting from the bottom of the ship.
The Mayan people were obsessed with time, dates, and predicting the cycles of the seasons, planets, and the sun because they wanted to accurately be able to predict the development of their crops in order to survive. Because of this, they perfected the accuracy of time to the point that they were only off by one day every 6000 years, which is exceedingly more accurate than our own Gregorian calendar. The main calendar used by the Mayans was called the Tzolkin. This calendar consisted of 260 days which used two different cyclic systems of 13 numbered days and 20 named days which corresponds to the 26,000 year cycle of the Pleiades constellation, the 260 day cycle of the human gestation period, and the 13 moons that exist in a solar year. This calendar was able to predict individual day to day cycles as well as long ranging cycles far into the future. This is where we get the predicted end date for all of time which ends on or around (depending on who you ask) the 21st of December 2012. This is said to be the end of a 5,125 year galactic cycle where the earth, the sun, the galaxy, or the universe itself will either be destroy or will enter a new age of enlightenment, depending on whether you’re a pessimist or an optimist. This is because the Mayan calendar’s start date was August 3,114 B.C. which was written as 18.104.22.168.0 in Mayan. The December 2012 date will once again return to the 22.214.171.124.0 date, indicating that a new cycle will begin again
All the above work by ZoeWashburne