Maya calendar does not predict global catastrophe

Posted on January 13, 2012 • Filed under: Culture, Latin America Indigenous Issues, Social Issues

The end of the Maya long-count calendar does not predict a global catastrophe, let alone the end of the world, say native activists and elders who spoke to IPS in Guatemala. But what are coming to an end are the world’s natural resources, as a result of human activity, they warn. According to the Maya calendar, Dec. 21, 2012 will mark the end of a grand cycle of 13 144,000-day “baktuns”, lasting 5,126 years. Read Article

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