“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.
- The Mayans must surely be laughing at us. No, mocking us! (atwistedcrownofthorns.com)
- Late Night FDL: Mayan Art and Their Remarkably Accurate Calendar (my.firedoglake.com)