The Mayan calendar has become world famous by the rise of the rumors about the doomsday, which is supposed to come on December 21, 2012.

The calendar of the ancient Maya is a system of calendars, created by Mayan civilization in the Central America.

According to the chronology of the Maya, the modern era - the Era of the Fifth Sun - began on August 11 or 13, 3114 BC and should end on December 21 or 23, 2012 AD The differences in the correlation of the Mayan date with modern calendar are explained by the existence of two correlations, which are lagging behind from each other for two days. The belief in the correlation 584 283 is based on dates of the calendar circle, which were used during the conquest (the Spanish conquest of the Indians of Central America), and are used by some highland Maya today. Correlation 584 285 is based on the relations between astronomical events recorded by the Maya and the time, when they occurred.

The new era should come after the end of the Era of the Fifth Sun, associated with the various disasters, including the doomsday.

Executive director of the Central American research organization FAMSI Sandra Noble noted that "for the ancient Maya the completion of a cycle was a great holiday." Interpretation in December 2012 as the end of the world, it said "this falsification and opportunity for many people to get rich on it."

Executive director of the Mesoamerican research organization FAMSI, Dr. Sandra Noble, has written that for "the ancient Maya, it was a huge celebration to make it to the end of a whole cycle". In addition, she declared that the New Age prediction of December 21, 2012 as a global doomsday is a complete fabrication and a chance for a lot of people to cash in.
Archaeologist, Dr. Yuri Polyuhovich also noted that there was no concept of the doomsday in the Mayan culture and the date of December 21, 2012 they saw as the beginning of a new era. "



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