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Myths, Mayans & Museums: what to do after 21 December

Of all the images circulating on social media these days, the weather forecast for this week (above) is one of my favourite. I really did LOL. The idea that world is coming to an end is not a new one, and in looking for proof for such a doomsday the Mayan calendar is frequently used. […]

The Mayan site of El Rey, Cancun

A New Archaeology Museum in Cancún for a New Mayan Era

Apparently, according to the ancient Mayans, the World is coming to an end in 2012 – 21 December to be precise. This is not strictly speaking true, in the Mayan calendar 2012 marks the end of one 400 year era – a baktún – and the beginning of another. Central American nations are celebrating this […]

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