Mayan prophecy: The world won’t end, as a newfound calendar goes on and on and on

North Acropolis, Tikal, Guatemala.

“In a striking find, archaeologists in Guatemala report the discovery of a small building whose walls display not only a stunningly preserved mural of a brightly adorned Mayan king, but also calendars that destroy any notion that the Mayans predicted the end of the world in 2012… The mural is the first Mayan painting found in a small building instead of a large public space. And it’s also the oldest known preserved Mayan painting. ” (via Washington Post).

So if you were planning to rack up massive amounts of credit card debt in the waning part of the year, think again.


  1. FmH

    And, as one of my readers pointed out, it turns out that the discovery was made by a guy who lives in my neighborhood and whose child goes to my children’s school!


  2. Charles

    Long before the apocalyptic mania of the last few years began the prevailing opinion was that 2012 was the end of a large cycle in the Mayan calendar and the beginning of the next cycle.