posted on Feb, 18 2007 @ 01:41 AM
The Mayan Long Count start date is translated to 3114 BC on the Gregorian calendar. The Long Count calendar has a span of 5,125 years, which an exact
end date translated to December 21, 2012 on the gregorian calendar. That is also the winter solstice. There are 13 baktuns that make up one Long
Count term. We are approaching the close of the 13th baktun.
The Mayans had a keen eye for astronomy and that is clearly shown in their extremely accurate calendar. People think it is especially curious that
the Mayans were able to account for the Earth's precession in their calendar, which is why it was so accurate. The truth is that the Mayans did not
know about precession. I believe they were tracking the various orbital patterns of our neighboring planets, or perhaps the winter and summer
solstice. Nonetheless, a very advanced knowledge for a culture long since past.
To my knowledge, Mayan texts and stories note the ending and beginning of the long count cycle at the same time. There is no great change. At the
end of the day, the Mayan calendar was just another way to keep time.
I took a look at the link supplied. I've never actually listened to Coast to Coast, so it was an interesting site to browse through. I'm not a
mathematician, but i don't understand the logic behind the equations in the link. i don't understand how adding the individual numbers in 2007 to
get 9 would bring anyone to the conclusion that 2007 is actually the calendar end date.
[edit on 2/18/2007 by The Cyfre]