New Mayan calendar: World not ending in 2012

Proof the world will not end in 2012.

Proof the world will not end in 2012.

Good news for those looking forward to Christmas, the world’s not ending in December 2012!

Archaeologists not working for some lame cable TV program have discovered a new, but really old Mayan calendar that extends our purchasing power into George Jetson territory.

The Mayans, best known for crackpot misinterpretations of their Mesoamerican scribblings, were obsessed with time, and some had theorized the ancient culture, which had not predicted Spaniards, had somehow predicted The End of Time.

Not so, says someone really smart about this sort of thing.

“The Mayan calendar is going to keep going for billions, trillions, octillions of years into the future,” said archaeologist David Stuart of the University of Texas, who worked to decipher glyphs found in 2010 in the ancient Maya city of Xultun in northeast Guatemala.

The calendar, the oldest Mayan one ever discovered, features stacked bars and dots that count lunar cycles.  It was likely drawn up in the 800s, about the time Pope Leo III (who used the more accurate Julian calendar) crowned Charlemagne Emperor of the Holy Roman Empire in Saint Peter’s Basilica in Rome.

The original article on the discovery appears in Science magazine. LiveScience.com has a good writeup online.

39 comments Add your comment

doh!

May 10th, 2012
3:42 pm

hmm I hope I kept that receipt…

Thogwummpy

May 10th, 2012
5:35 pm

Given how correct the Mayans were about the whole human sacrifice thing…I’m not inclinded to panic about their mythological predictions. Just sayin’….because something is ancient; doesn’t make it automatically wiser; no matter what a New Age PC Libtard tries to tell you.

P F

May 10th, 2012
5:36 pm

Darn it! I was planning on 21 Dec so that I wouldn’t have to worry about my Christmas shopping bills. What a downer.

Auntie Christ

May 10th, 2012
5:39 pm

“because something is ancient; doesn’t make it automatically wiser; no matter what a New Age PC Libtard tries to tell you.”

It’s you ignorant a$$ conservatives thumping your book of revelations that are the ‘tards.

Ordinary Average Guy

May 10th, 2012
5:43 pm

Well I guess I better go in tomorrow and apologize to my ex boss and ask for my job back.

And I wonder if my soon to be ex wife will forgive me. I mean it has been 6 months.

I spent all of our money on women, booze, drugs and gambling. The rest I just wasted.

Back Street Joe

May 10th, 2012
5:45 pm

Well if you can’t trust a Mayan calander, then just what the hell can you trust?

Auntie Christ is and idiot

May 10th, 2012
6:05 pm

That’s all!

Bone

May 10th, 2012
6:11 pm

So…the end of time now is December 21, 2,000,000,000,000,012?

The Mystical One

May 10th, 2012
6:28 pm

Suddenly a “new calender” is found…I expect two more calenders to be found confirming and disputing the Dec. 22 claim before the date arrives. And just for the record, the History channel and H2 archaeologists are legit. My favorite channels.

ryan

May 10th, 2012
6:43 pm

Can’t these guys make up there mind first you had that crazy priest out in California who kept making up end of the world dates now Mayans its just best to go about going about living life and not worry about this stuff because no one can predict it .

Class of '98

May 10th, 2012
6:55 pm

“some had theorized the ancient culture, who had not predicted Spaniards, had somehow predicted The End of Time.”

LOL… that is funny.

fred

May 10th, 2012
6:56 pm

Crap!!!! I guess taking out those extra loans was a bad idea!!!

My Ann Burrito

May 10th, 2012
6:56 pm

Your world will end when you go into the ground….until then, enjoy.

Class of '98

May 10th, 2012
7:09 pm

Interestingly, the Aztecs DID predict the Spaniards… kind of. The Aztecs adopted, after they conquered them, the ancient Toltec prophesy of the reincarnation of the great Toltec king Quetzalcoatl. Interestingly, the prophesy said Quetzalcoatl would retun as a pale-skinned, bearded man. Of course, native Americans do not have facial hair, so this prediction was quite peculiar.

When Hernando Cortes showed us, as a relatively white man with a red beard, the Aztecs worshipped him as the reincarnated Quetzalcoatl and made it that much easier for the Spaniards to conquer them.

David Bala

May 10th, 2012
7:29 pm

Surely world is going to be end on 21-12-2012, but do not leave your self confidence. Be happy for every seconds. Do not waste your day “Today”.

DS

May 10th, 2012
7:45 pm

Actually, LEGITIMATE archeologists, etc. will tell you that the 2012 date is merely a change in epoch or whatever the Mayans would call it on the Mayan Calendar, and not necessarily the “end of the world.” In essence, like the Christian Calendar moving from the second millenia (1999) to the third millenia (2000). We also know how many gullible idiots came out of the woodwork during that.

A good, reliable, GENUINE, academic over on the Mayan Calendar is contained in the book 1491 by Charles C. Mann, who provides an indepth look into the various interpretations on the history of pre-Columbian America. The author more or less calls those predicting the end of the world as crackpots (without stating as such).

DS

May 10th, 2012
7:47 pm

Actually, LEGITIMATE archeologists, etc. will tell you that the 2012 date is merely a change in epoch or whatever the Mayans would call it on the Mayan Calendar, and not necessarily the “end of the world.” In essence, the date is tantamount to December 31, 1999/January 1, 2000, when the Christian Calendar moved from the second millenia (1999) to the third millenia (2000). We also know how many gullible idiots came out of the woodwork during that.

A good, reliable, GENUINE, academic overview on the Mayan Calendar is contained in the book 1491 by Charles C. Mann, who provides an indepth look into the various interpretations on the history of pre-Columbian America. The author more or less calls those predicting the end of the world as crackpots (without stating as such).

Anita

May 10th, 2012
8:03 pm

Does this mean that I have to pay my bills now? DARN!!!!

Dick Clark's Empire

May 10th, 2012
9:11 pm

Looks like we’re free to book Ryan Seacrest for NYE…

DoomMonkey

May 11th, 2012
12:01 am

quick, someone find me some big old stone tablets and I will write weird things on them about the end of the world, and make lots of money on them by saying they come from the ancient goat herders of spain. Ya for people making money off stupidity. You have give it credit. The 2012 scare thing spawned movies, sucky movies, but movies non the less. Its the Mayan’s way of stimulating our economy

DUM DUM

May 11th, 2012
7:01 am

I need to see if my local Walmart has the new calendar.

Playa Del Carmen

May 11th, 2012
7:05 am

I eat a Maya Breakfast in Play Del Carmen. It has eggs sausage toast and beans. Good stuff and highly recommended.

Playa Del Carmen

May 11th, 2012
7:09 am

Check out Tulum if you have not done so.

The Most Interesting Man in the World

May 11th, 2012
7:30 am

Being that the Mayan calendar does not account for “leap years” TECHNICALLY “doomsday” has already passed. So, don’t plan on the apocalypse just yet…

Just Me

May 11th, 2012
7:34 am

unquote.

Even Good news brings out the political loonies.

Atlantarama

May 11th, 2012
7:45 am

The Mayan calendar was never meant to predict the end of the world. At the end of the 26,000 year cycle, it starts over again.

ljgd

May 11th, 2012
8:01 am

that kills my idea of maxing out all my credit options

Roekest

May 11th, 2012
8:09 am

So I’ve been killing myself with drugs, booze, and skanky hookers for nothing????

Great. Time to see the doctor.

Jim

May 11th, 2012
8:20 am

So “Auntie Christ” starts the smart versus dumb war. How smart is that? Not! Shot yourself in the foot. Very dumb.

HootyGoot

May 11th, 2012
8:26 am

I’m not even gonna say…….. I TOLD YOU SO!

I'm just saying

May 11th, 2012
8:54 am

READ THE BIBLE!!!

NotNmyUSA

May 11th, 2012
8:57 am

So, the world is not going to end because a REALLY smart guy says so. Thanks smart guy! ;-)

Shanquilla

May 11th, 2012
9:11 am

Guess this means the Rapture is once again the next world ending event.

Rick

May 11th, 2012
9:19 am

What about the old ass preacher in Calif who’s had a couple of shots at the “End of the World”

annette brown

May 11th, 2012
9:57 am

NOBODY knows when the world will end! Nobody but the creator him/herself!! Get over it you looney-bats!!!

rkat

May 11th, 2012
2:09 pm

Well now I am going to have to re-organize my plans for retirement, damn it man!

beavis

May 14th, 2012
12:43 am

every1 shouldnt believe everything they hear!!! the world will end when it does not when someone says it will!!! so what im saying is grow up

Danny O

May 21st, 2012
4:56 pm

2012: Get rich or die Mayan