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originally posted by: neutrinostargate
How fascinating that the Mayan had a solar year of 365 days or a vague solar year but still saw the tropical year in their calculations.
Instead of adding one day every 4 years (leap year), they subtracted 13 days every 52 years or 18980 days.
5/19/2068 minus 18980 days
6/1/2016 minus 18980 days
6/14/1964 minus 18980 days
6/27/1912 minus 18980 days
07/9/1860 minus 18980 days
7/22/1808
and so on..
originally posted by: neutrinostargate
Sept. 6th, 3114 BC (Julian) plus 1,872,000 days = Dec. 21st, 2012 (Gregorian) or Dec. 8th, 2012 (Julian)
Julian Day 2456282.5
Total Days 1,872,000
= 584,283 GMT correlation
Sept. 6th, 3114 BC (Julian) plus 1,872,000 days plus 1258 days = June 1st, 2016 (Gregorian) or May 19th, 2016 (Julian)
Julian Day 2457540.5
Total Days 1,873,258
= 584,283 GMT correlation
"Did the Mayas Think a Year Was 365 Days? Although there were only 365 days in the Haab year, the Mayas were aware that a year is slightly longer than 365 days, and in fact, many of the month-names are associated with the seasons; Yaxkin, for example, means "new or strong sun" and, at the beginning of the Long Count, 1 Yaxkin was the day after the winter solstice, when the sun starts to shine for a longer period of time and higher in the sky. When the Long Count was put into motion, it was started at 7.13.0.0.0, and 0 Yaxkin corresponded with Midwinter Day, as it did at 13.0.0.0.0 back in 3114 B.C.E. The available evidence indicates that the Mayas estimated that a 365-day year precessed through all the seasons twice in 7.13.0.0.0 or 1,101,600 days.
We can therefore derive a value for the Mayan estimate of the year by dividing 1,101,600 by 365, subtracting 2, and taking that number and dividing 1,101,600 by the result, which gives us an answer of 365.242036 days, which is slightly more accurate than the 365.2425 days of the Gregorian calendar."
originally posted by: kitzik
a reply to: neutrinostargate
I think I have already told you that your calculations about May-June 2016 is wrong.
The most famous date 21/12/2012 didn't come out of the blue. I showed you that 21/12/2012 date is based on the so called family of JMT correlations. Also, I showed you that the calculations for JMT theory was done using Julian Day Number count.
Julian Day Number count already took into account leap-years in a great detail, therefore your calculation is redundant.
You can argue about validity of all JMT like theories, in this case please don't use 21/12/2012 date. Show your original theory.
Or prove that JND count made some major errors.
JND count of all days was proposed almost 500 years ago by the guys that also developed our modern Gregorian Calendar.
I can believe that there may be some errors, but highly doubt that in the order of 1500 some days.
The Mayan calendar is much more accurate then the Gregorian, so you are still adamant that the Mayans should follow the Gregorian calendar method to arrive at the 12/21/12? LOL
"Like all solar calendars of every advanced civilization that has come to develop one, there are certain basic similarities; such as, a need to keep track of the seasons for agriculture, and one perplexing problem which has always existed through the ages. Because the actual length of time it takes for our Sun to re-appear in its exact same positions as seen from Earth is slightly longer than 365 days, periodic adjustments are needed to keep an accumulation of the yearly calendar counts in alignment with the Earth's true revolutions around the Sun. The ancient Mayans approached this problem differently than what we do today. Instead of adding a leap year every 4 years, they subtracted 13 days every 52 years. "
originally posted by: kitzik
a reply to: neutrinostargate
The Mayan calendar is much more accurate then the Gregorian, so you are still adamant that the Mayans should follow the Gregorian calendar method to arrive at the 12/21/12? LOL
I never said that Mayan calendar followed Gregorian or Julian calendar. All Im saying that it is so obvious that all serious researchers ALREADY took leap years into account.
" Mayas' Missing Leap Year The ancient Maya, famed for their elaborate and accurate calendar systems, observed two calendar years, but neither seemed to have bothered with a leap year.
"As far as we know, the people of Mesoamerica, the Maya included, didn't care about leap years," said Anthony Aveni, an expert in ancient Mesoamerican astronomy at Colgate University. The Maya solar year of 365 days was central to the agricultural cycle, while their ritual year of 260 days was critical for determining auspicious dates. These calendars were carefully designed to synchronize in 52-year cycles, but no effort was made to prevent "drifting" dates.
"They didn't care if they didn't have a white Christmas, or if their Fourth of July wasn't in the summer, to put it in our terms," Aveni explained. The Maya instead placed priority on marking the passage of time through additional calendar systems such as the Long Count, which unfolds on a cycle more than 5,000 years long.
"Our philosophy about leap year is a complicated scheme to make the seasons jibe with the calendar," Aveni said. "
originally posted by: kitzik
a reply to: neutrinostargate
You are drifting away.
Forget about 2012 date and show me your original research how you anchor "real" Mayan calendar with our common calendar.
originally posted by: kitzik
a reply to: neutrinostargate
You are drifting away.
Forget about 2012 date and show me your original research how you anchor "real" Mayan calendar with our common calendar.