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The end of the Mayan calendar - December 21st
The Mayan civilization was established from sometime around 1500 B.C. and flourished to 900 A.D. They were located in the current geographical location today of five different countries which include Southern Mexico, Honduras, Guatemala, Belize, and El Salvador. The Maya were some of the most highly skilled astronomers in the entire world. They kept meticulous records of the night sky. They documented the phases of the moon, recorded eclipses, and even tracked the movement of Venus.
You have all probably heard about the famous Mayan calendar by now. The ancient Mayas invented this calendar with remarkable accuracy, and complexity. This calendar began in the year 3114 B.C. and continued for another 5,126 years until the end date of 2012 A.D.. Yes you guessed it, that's this year, and the calendar ends exactly on December 21st 2012. On this date doomsayers say that the Mayans predicted the end of the world, and that this planet will be ravaged by cataclysmic astronomical events.
There are both those who claim this impending doom is based on great accuracy, and others say it's all just a bunch of ridiculous hype. Either way before we all know it, December 21st will be upon us. Although with the current warm winter weather pattern we've all been having here in the United States, it makes one wonder. The purpose of this hub is to logically explore some of the other possible reasons this well known calendar comes to a conclusion. Below is a simple list of just a dozen possible alternatives of why, after all of these years, this calendar finally comes to it's conclusion.
12 alternative reasons the Mayan calendar may have ended -
1. The calendar maker may have actually completed the calendar, and intended for the calendar's cycle to start over again, and be reused.
2. The calendar maker may have found a better paying job out there with less hours to work.
3. The calendar maker is only human as the rest of us are, and it's always possible that he or she made a simple mistake.
4. The calendar maker may have passed away.
5. The calendar maker may have decided to retire to enjoy his 401K retirement plan, and social security benefits on a peaceful tropical island.
6. The calendar maker might have run out of room on the rock for more days.
7. The calendar maker may have broken his only chisel and very last hammer, and therefore was unable to continue working.
8. The calendar maker may have belonged to the united stone workers and leather makers union, and after a contract violation went out on wildcat strike.
9. The calendar maker might have used multiple rocks for additional days, which were lost over time.
10. The calendar maker may have been fired for missing too much work, or drinking on the job, or possibly even because of too many medical restrictions due to carpal tunnel syndrome.
11. The calendar maker may have relocated to another area with a cooler climate due to allergies to stone dust, and other medical reasons.
12. The calendar maker may have quit to pursue other opportunities, like a desk job.
Do you think the Mayan calendar is still relevant today?
You know the world is a changing place when on the news the other day, they gave the extended weather forecast for December 21st, and said it was going to be ugly out there.