Dr Synthia anDrewS getS uS up-to-Date with the Mayan CalenDar…
You may have head that the wold is going to end on De-cembe 21, 2012. Who decided this and whee did the ideacome om? Te answe lies 2,000 yeas ago in the jungles o theYucatan whee the cultue o the Maya ouished. Living inhighly develoed communities amongst yamids and alaces,the Maya wee some o the most advanced astonomes o theancient wold. Without telescoes o moden equiment they obseved the movement o lanets, the Milky Way and othe
galaxies, and undestood advanced astonomical concets.Tey calculated the tue length o the yea (365.2425 days), theecession o the equinox (25,630 yeas), and the eccenticity cycle o the eath’s obit (100,000 yeas), to name a ew o theiaccomlishments. Tey wee extaodinay mathematicians, a-chitects and timekeees. Accoding to the Mayan calenda,time is unning out. Te calenda o the cuent eiod ends onDecembe 21, 2012.Te debate as to what this means ages. o the Maya, the endo one calenda maks the end o a aticula cycle and the be-ginning o the next. What makes the end o this calenda cycledieent is that moe than one cycle and moe than one calen-
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Will 21st December 2012 be a Defining Date in time? arethree years all We have or are We falling foranother DoomsDay hoax? in the folloWing pages
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