The recently discovered calendar states predictions that go out several thousand years into the future – way past 12/21/2012, the mythical end of the world date. Boy, that was close! I thought we were goners later in 2012!
The Mayan mural was found in an ancient Mayan house deep in the Guatemalan rainforest. It was found in 2010 within the ancient Maya city of Xultun in northeast Guatemala.
Dr. William Saturno, an assistant professor of archaeology at Boston University, is the leader of the archaeological team that uncovered this ancient mural. (Personally, I tend to believe much more in such scientists as Dr. Saturno, than people who promote these doomsday scenarios, often for money or other personal gain.)
Saturno stated, “The paintings we have here—we’ve never found them anyplace else.” [National Geographical (5/10/12) “Unprecedented Maya Mural Found, Contradicts 2012 "Doomsday" Myth”]
And, the 5/11/12 Christian Science Monitor article “Oldest Mayan calendar found, and it goes way beyond Dec. 12, 2012” goes into much more detail as to what was found to refute the doomsday predition that the world will come to an end on December 21, 2012 based on the Maya calendar.
The CSM article states in part, “The oldest-known version of the ancient Maya calendar has been discovered adorning a lavishly painted wall in the ruins of a city deep in the Guatemalan rainforest.”
And, “The hieroglyphs, painted in black and red, along with a colorful mural of a king and his mysterious attendants, seem to have been a sort of handy reference chart for court scribes in A.D. 800 — the astronomers and mathematicians of their day.”
Further (and most importantly), “Contrary to popular myth, this calendar isn’t a countdown to the end of the world in December 2012, the study researchers said.”
Read more of these stories to better inform yourself on what will “not” happen on December 21, 2012 (the mythical end of the world) and what “will” happen on December 22, 2012 (the day after December 21, 2012 … just another tomorrow).
For instance, LiveScience.com writes about other failed doomsday predictions in “Oops! 11 Failed Doomsday Predictions.” They state, “When it comes to apocalypse and planet-wide destruction, there seem to be no shortage of details on the when and how and why, with some “prophets” saying they are certain the world will come to a halt on this day or that.”
And, “Most prophets of doom come from a religious perspective, though the secular crowd has caused its share of scares as well.”
Further (and, again, most importantly): “One thing the doomsday scenarios tend to share in common: They don’t come to pass.”