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But how are we to relate this to a time frame we can understand? How does this Long Count relate to our Gregorian calendar? This problem of correlating Mayan time with "western" time has occupied Mayan scholars since the beginning. The standard question to answer became: what does 0.0.0.0.0 (the Long Count "beginning" point) equal in the Gregorian calendar? When this question is answered, archeological inscriptions can be put into their proper historical context and the end date of the 13-baktun cycle can be calculated. After years of considering data from varied fields such as astronomy, ethnography, archeology and iconography, J. Eric S. Thompson determined that 0.0.0.0.0 correponded to the Julian date 584283, which equals August 11th, 3114 B.C. in our Gregorian calendar. This means that the end date of 188.8.131.52.0, some 5125 years later, is December 21st, 2012 A.D.1
Originally posted by sonicX007
here is a qestion for you, what year would it be if the calander was never changed becasue of jesus christ, we all know jesus was ment to be born in october the 8 month of the old year.
but what i am trying to say is today is the year of 2007 the mayan calander says the world ends 2012, if the mayans did not follow the christan calander then the date for the end of the world might be wrong.
another thing with calanders why is the old roman and chinese calander the same?
Originally posted by WeAreOne
[p.s. does anyone understand the workings/calculations of the Mayan calendar and how the date twenty twelve was arrived at? I would love to know if the birth date of Jesus feature’s in or affect’s the calculation/date.