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2012: a transition to a new era, not the end of the world

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… according to Sven Gronemeyer

A scene from the film 2012, which refers to the idea that the Mayan calendar predicts the end of the world. Photograph: SONY/Sportsphoto Ltd/Allstar

“….Gronemeyer has been studying the stone tablet found years ago at the archeological site of Tortuguero in Mexico’s Gulf coast state of Tabasco.

He said the inscription described the return of the mysterious Mayan god Bolon Yokte at the end of a 13th period of 400 years, known as Baktuns, on the equivalent of 21 December 2012. Mayans considered 13 a sacred number. There is nothing apocalyptic in the date, he said.

The text was carved about 1,300 years ago. The stone has cracked, which has made the end of the passage almost illegible.

Gronemeyer said the inscription referred to the end of a cycle of 5,125 years since the beginning of the Mayan Long Count calendar in 3113 BC.

The fragment was a prophecy of the then ruler Bahlam Ajaw, who wanted to plan the passage of the god, Gronemeyer said.

“For the elite of Tortuguero, it was clear they had to prepare the land for the return of the god and for Bahlam Ajaw to be the host of this initiation,” he said.

Bolon Yokte, the god of creation and war, was to prevail that day in a sanctuary of Tortuguero.

“The date acquired a symbolic value because it is seen as a reflection of the day of creation,” Gronemeyer said. “It is the passage of a god and not necessarily a great leap for humanity…..”

Read more: guardian.co.uk

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December 1, 2011 at 2:55 pm

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