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Originally posted by Schmidt1989
For the record though, the mayan culture today isn't remotely what it was back then. The Mayan elders of today know nothing about their ancestry other than what archaeologists can provide for them. They spoke spanish, as the mayan language was lost. Most of them still speak only spanish, but the mayan language (again thanks to archaeologists) is being taught today.
They spoke spanish, as the mayan language was lost. Most of them still speak only spanish, but the mayan language (again thanks to archaeologists) is being taught today.
... In spite of a general lack of familiarity with Maya culture outside the Maya homeland; several hundred Internet websites in dozens of languages and a growing corpus of books already focus on the 2012 subject.
Until recently, Maya themselves have contributed relatively little to the 2012 phenomenon since only a small number have had prior exposure to the topic.
The Long Count calendar that establishes the 2012 date fell into disuse well before the invasion of the Maya world by Spanish conquistadors and knowledge of its rediscovery by Western investigators has reached few of today’s Maya. .
*Better known as bak'tun. "Pik" is probably the ancient term (pronounced "peek").
Originally posted by randyvs
reply to post by Aquarius1
Was I the only one taught in school, that the Mayan civilization just one day vanished from the earth?