The Mayan Calendar
The famous Mayan calendar, used by pre-Columbian civilization, is a set of distinct calendars and codes, also used by other communities evolved inhabitants of Guatemala.
The calendar is extremely complex and has its own timings and connections, and from combinations referring to the elements, cycles can arise. The reasoning used for the basis of the calendar were made from systems used in the region, since the sixth century BC The formations are not uncommon in it because they had been on various calendars used by past civilizations like the Olmecs, Aztecs, and Oszapotecas Dosmixtecas.
Even the timing was not invented by the Mayan people, the greatest innovations and enhancements have been created for them.
Along with the Aztecs, the Maya civilization holds more elaborate calendars of existing and documented. There are several strands to the Mayan calendar, however, is the most important one with intervals based on 260 days and it is possibly the oldest of humanity. The Mayans had a different way to use the calendar, since they kept records of long periods of time and inscribed on the date of occurrence, all important events, to confront those that could occur. This use took the name of the Long Count, based on the days passed from one point to another.
Some situations involved were seen by the Long Count, taking account of astrology, as bleak and dangerous because of this, the battles always began in the periods that coincided with these cycles. Everything depended on the interpretation that civilization could periods.
For reasons still unexplained, some scholars or curious about it, the Internet spread the idea that the Mayans predicted the end of the world for the year 2012, when in fact what has been described is that this year is a closed cycle, were fulfilled as stipulated by day calendar calculations.
Embarking on a wave of doom, many films were released and books were sold, the money for the Hollywood film industry, including one that featured the most unusual and frightening situations for doomsday, which would be December 21, 2012.
A lot of speculation on the subject will still be around our heads, since according to the predictions can still be solar storms, giant meteor, natural disasters and many other disasters. However, there is no reason for panic, since nothing has been confirmed by serious scientists or scholars, and even those who are dedicated to the subject are not in consensus on the fact and some say that the errors are written to decipher the grotesque, reaching differences 50 to 100 years, since the Mayan calendar was translated into Latin, creating problems of interpretation.