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Originally posted by Lucid Lunacy
Why don't you tell us more about what you learned in class?
as posted by Ken_Allen
Does anyone know about that Mercenary guy that destroyed all but 4 of the books of the Mayans...
1562 - the famous Diego de Landa, Franciscan provincial, and afterwards bishop (1573-79), becoming aware that the natives throughout the peninsula still secretly cherished their ancient rites, instituted an investigation, which he conducted with such cruelties of torture and death that the proceedings were stopped by order of Bishop Toral Franciscan provincial of Mexico, immediately upon his arrival, during the same summer, to occupy the See of M鲩da.
Before this could be done, however, there had been destroyed, as is asserted, two million sacred images and hundreds of hieroglyphic manuscripts - practically the whole of the voluminous native Mayans literature.
Originally posted by Byrd
They have no particular legends of an apocalypse coming in 2012. That's a modern concept. The people are mostly Christian now, but in the areas where parts of the old religion are still practiced, they do not expect any world-ending event in 2012.[edit on 2-4-2005 by Byrd]