Mayan Experts Say The End Of The World Is Not Coming

Mayan Experts Say The End Of The World Is Not Coming
World
Like Us On Facebook
Like Us On Facebook

As we are getting closer to December 21st- the day some believe to be the end of the world- experts are urging for people to understand that the Mayans never predicted the world to end on the 21st of December.

On the contrary, they made predictions about the future of the human race for centuries to come.

Anthropologists, archeologist, and other experts met Friday in the south of Mexico in the city of Merida to discuss the exact implications of the end of the Mayan Count Calendar made up of 13 394-year periods called baktuns. Experts concluded that December 21st would mark a milestone in human civilization- not an apocalyptic end.

“There are many ancient Maya monuments that discuss events far into the future from now,” wrote an anthropologist from the University of California, Geoffrey Braswell. “The ancient Maya clearly believed things would happen far into the future from now.

“The king of Palenque, K’inich Hanaab Pakal, believed he would return to the Earth a couple of thousand years from now in the future,” wrote Braswell in an email to The Associated Press. “Moreover, other monuments discuss events even before the creation in 3114 B.C.”

Apocalyptic translations are only the creation of Western Christian thinkers and not believed by the Mayans- those that actually made the predictions.

Alexander Voss, an anthropologist from the University of Quintana Roo states that, “This is thinking that, in truth, has nothing to do with Mayan culture. This thing about looking for end-times is not something that comes from Mayan culture.”

Paul Hudson | Elite. 

Share Tweet
React
Like Us On Facebook
Like Us On Facebook

Paul Hudson

A young writer, philosopher, and entrepreneur, Paul Hudson (@MrPaulHudson) has been writing for Elite Daily nearly since the start. Currently located in Manhattan, Paul Hudson primarily devotes his time between writing for Elite Daily and a mining startup in Turkey. He loves sharing his life experiences with his readers and makes sure to practice what he preaches.

More In World

World Emily Arata

Grab Your Metal Detectors! Artist Hides $16,000 Worth Of Gold On The Beach For People To Find

Ready, set, treasure hunt. English artist Michael Sailstorfer buried $16,000 in gold bars along the Outer Harbour beach in Folkestone, England. He’s calling the installation “Folkestone Digs.” Beginning today, residents and visitors have the chance to claim the gold for themselves. There are no rules. The event coordinators have even buried dozens of metal washers in […]

Also On Elite

Ladies

Ladies, Band Together: 6 Ways You Can Help Prevent The Douchebag Epidemic

Douchebags are everywhere, ladies. They’re in a Lexus shouting at you from car windows, only to peel away in an instant, providing little to no time to even offer a proper response. They’re trying to fly you to Europe even though they just met you, describing the hotel room you’ll wake up in the next […]

Videos

This Dude Singing ‘Fast Car’ In His Closet Absolutely Kills It (Video)

Jeb Havens has graced the world with this cover of “Fast Car,” by Tracy Chapman, and the Internet could not be more grateful. Havens says this is “one of my all-time favorite songs to sing and perform,” which makes sense because he absolutely kills it. What makes this video even better is how nonchalant he looks […]