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.