The apocalypse is coming- or not?
Will the end of the world really be on December 21th 2012? Is it possible,that the earthquakes in Costa Rica, Colombia and Sumatra with magnitudes up to 8.7 are the first or final sings of the world’s end?
The Day After Tomorrow
As time passes the theme of the armageddon, pronosticated by the Mayan Calendar, occurs more frequently . Film director Roland Emmerich for instance in 2009 shot his successful movie ‘The Day After Tomorrow’, which also dealt with the scenario of a doomsday.
During its heyday, the Maya established a high civilization. Before the arrival of the Spanish conquistadors in the 15th century the center of the Mayan culture was in the north of Yucatán, Mexico.
The collapse of the Mayan culture still remains unclear. But until now about 6.1 million Mayas live on the peninsula of Yucatán, in Belize, Guatemala and Honduras.
Renownedly the Mayan calendar ends on December 21th 2012, the day of the winter solstice. From astronomers´point of view that day actually an interesting thing is going to happen; the sun will be located directly in the center of the Milky Way, which only happens about every 26,000 years.
Many questions are difficult to answer
The civilization of the Maya is generally known as extraordinary, in such early times there were excellent astronomers and mathematicians who developed a system of letters and numbers which even is not completely decrypted yet. Three unique calendar systems which are used in combination are delivered. In particular the third calendar system is unique. On August 1st in the year 3114 BC it began the count, no one knows exactly why at this day, and from then on, each day has been numbered individually, units such as months or years are not used. And that is the calender that is going to end on December 21th.
When it comes to the prophesied end of the world, the principle that according to Mayan culture once a cycle ends another restart begins is brought up, why should that be different now.
Many questions are difficult to answer, because only a few of the Mayan writings have been preserved.
Interesting, however, is the recent discovery of a new Mayan calendar in Guatemala. It was made in a small room, whose walls are decorated with pictures of people, as well as numbers that represent the oldest ever found Mayan calendar. The calendar which dates back to the 9th century BC covers a period of time beyond December 21th. Can the end of the the world thus be cancelled?
Decide for yourself.
The fear is widespread. Russia tried the Emergencies Minister to relax the people. In Holland some Christians built an ark Noah’s ark according to the bible. In China, a survival ball.
NASA wants to calm the nervous people
Are they worried that the end of the world is coming next Friday? Just posted a video of NASA calm your fears, and says “the whole thing was a misunderstanding from the beginning.” The Mayan calendar ends on 21 December 2012 but that does not mean, that the earth is going down then, says NASA. And again, just as your calendar begins again on 1 In January, a new Mayan calendar starts.
If you think the whole thing is silly, just make a vacation trip to Costa Rica and Lodge Hotel Samara.
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