December 20, 2012

Almost here!

Filed under: 2012 — acagle @ 7:46 pm

There are NO days remaining!

Actually, I suppose it is already here. Does it go by GMT or Maya local? I dunno, these apocalypses can be so terribly confusing.

December 19, 2012

I have been remiss. . . .

Filed under: 2012 — acagle @ 8:16 am

In the countdown!

Only two more days!!!!

Please prepare and send all of your valuables and money to me.

July 5, 2012

2012 update

Filed under: 2012 — acagle @ 6:59 pm

Well, older story: New Maya 2012 Inscription Discovered in Guatemala

It turns out that the defeated Calakmul king was neither killed nor captured, in fact, in the wake of his inglorious defeat, he was visiting La Corona and perhaps other trusted allies to allay their fears after his defeat. Why the reference to the year 2012? Does it provide a prophecy of what is to come? No, the reference to this important date has much more to do with events in the 7th rather than 21st century.

The key to understanding the reference to 2012 is a unique title that this Calakmul king gives himself. In the text, he calls himself the “13 K’atun lord”—that is, the king who presided over and celebrated an important calendar ending, the 13th K’atun cycle (9.13.0.0.0).

This event had occurred just a few years before in AD 692. In order to vaunt himself even further and place his reign and accomplishments into an eternal setting, he connects himself forward in time to when the next higher period of the Maya calendar would reach the same 13 number—that is, December 21, 2012 (13.0.0.0.0).

That’s actually a better article than whichever one I linked to earlier.

And there are 168 days remaining.

June 28, 2012

2012 update

Filed under: 2012 — acagle @ 6:52 pm

Maya archaeologists unearth new 2012 monument

Archaeologists working at the site of La Corona in Guatemala have discovered a 1,300-year-old-year Maya text that provides only the second known reference to the so-called “end date” of the Maya calendar, December 21, 2012. The discovery, one of the most significant hieroglyphic finds in decades, was announced today at the National Palace in Guatemala.

“This text talks about ancient political history rather than prophecy,” says Marcello A. Canuto, director of Tulane’s Middle American Research Institute and co-director of the excavations at La Corona.

And there are 175 days remaining.

May 6, 2012

Fighting the apocalypse

Filed under: 2012 — acagle @ 10:24 am

Penn’s “Maya 2012: Lords of Time” exhibit debunks 2012 prophecy

THE PENN MUSEUM of Archaeology and Anthropology has a lot of faith in its new exhibit, “Maya 2012: Lords of Time,” which focuses on the Maya apocalypse that is supposed to put an end to our world on Dec. 23, 2012.

After all, the exhibit runs through Jan. 13, 2013.

If the museum wants you to come away with one lesson from “Maya 2012,” it’s this: That whole idea that there’s Maya prophecy foretelling the end of the world is totally wrong.

Oh, and there are 228 days remaining.

January 9, 2012

Fight! Fight! Squabble! Squabble!

Filed under: 2012, Amateur — acagle @ 7:57 pm

Squabble over presence of ancient residents in Blairsville

For 40 years, Mark Williams has researched ancient Indian sites.

He’s lectured at dozens of seminars. He’s written countless articles.

But the University of Georgia archaeology professor has never received attention like this. A preeminent expert on prehistoric times in Georgia, Williams was cited in an article last month that declared that a thousand-year-old Mayan ruin was discovered in North Georgia.

Back to the old Maya-in-Georgia thing. I’m not sure there’s any evidence the Maya went anywhere in particular after the “collapse” except maybe to the north and back into the smaller settlements, but whatever. Couldn’t find his Facebook page in a quick search either. Well, I suppose it doesn’t matter since the world is ending in 347 days anyhow.

December 21, 2011

And it begins!

Filed under: 2012 — acagle @ 8:16 pm

Sorta of. Late. 2012 Watch: The countdown begins

What is it about doomsday that draws a crowd?

Time after time, doomsayers have predicted the breakdown of society on a date certain, stirring up a buzz that builds to a crescendo and ends in a crash when doomsday doesn’t come. 1844 brought the Great Disappointment, 1999 brought the Y2K alarm, 2011 brought the Rapture ruckus, and exactly a year from today, we’re due for the Maya apocalypse.

If the past is any indicator, we’ll be intently blogging, tweeting and indulging in black humor as the clock ticks down to Dec. 21, 2012. Then, on Dec. 22, we’ll look around for the next doomsday.

Actually there was another doomsday shortly after Y2k, a planetary alignment May 7 2000. That was supposed to cause earthquakes, floods, famine, bad credit, etc.

And, of course, there are 365 days remaining.

December 7, 2011

2012 update

Filed under: 2012 — acagle @ 7:58 pm

Scholars discuss Mayan prediction of Year 2012

In 1987, author Jose Arguelles first brought the prophesies of the Mayan end in his book “The Mayan Factor.” It was in the book he specifically stated that the Mayans said their long year will end on December 21, 2012. But archaeology experts said that the end of the cycle represents a new era of renovation and continuation of time in a calendar that constantly renews itself and continues.

Erick Velasquez, researcher of National Autonomous Univ. of Mexico, said, “We have to be clear about this. There is no prophecy for 2012. It’s a marketing fallacy. The Mayans did not leave anything written about that. One should not believe anything about that. It all has to do with marketing and is not based on anything.”

The usual stuff almost not worth linking.

But it gives me the chance to remind you that there are 380 days remaining.

December 6, 2011

Another 2012 party pooper

Filed under: 2012 — acagle @ 12:31 pm

2012 DOOMSDAY IS A ‘MARKETING FALLACY’

Ever since I wrote my very first “No Doomsday in 2012″ article for Universe Today in 2008, I’ve been repeating the same message over and over again: The Mayans never predicted doomsday in 2012. And I’ll say it once more, this time with even more expert endorsement: The Mayans never, EVER predicted doomsday in 2012.

Sadly, science and history has been bent and twisted to suit supporters of this doomsday hoax, and when scientists or archaeologists go on the record to debunk the nonsense, the blame falls on some kind of convenient global conspiracy.

Nonsense, it’s completely real and an impending world doomsday. Since money will no longer be necessary, I hereby volunteer to take it all off of your hands; please submit all monies in your possession to the PayPal account at left. Thank you.

Oh, and there are 381 days remaining.

December 1, 2011

2012 update

Filed under: 2012 — acagle @ 8:30 pm

Mayans did not predict end of the world in 2012, expert says

A German archaeologist Sven Gronemeyer of La Trobe University in Australia, says he has been studying Mayan tablets which make reference to 2012. The archaeologist says the tablets do not predict the end of the world, but the beginning of a new era.
The expert archaeologist’s interpretation of the Mayan inscriptions was presented on Wednesday at a forum of Mayan experts at the Palenque archaeological site in southern Mexico.

Something I’d never heard before with this one, and not loopy. Not astounding either, but still. . . .

Oh, and there are 386 days remaining.

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