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Originally posted by Jordan River
Why would I care what Galvatron Thinks?
Originally posted by Valeri
reply to post by BadBoYeed
The December 24, 2011 date originates in 1966 with Michael Coe's book The Maya. By 1980, when the second edition of the book was published, he had abandoned this date and by 1984, when the third edition came out, he settled on the date he continues to support to this day, December 23, 2012. As far as I know there are no researchers that support Coe's original date. Correlations, such as the GMT, simply have a lot more data backing them.
OUTDATED INFO,OUTDATED FOR MORE THAN 3 DECADES.
When did the Long Count Start?
Logically, the first date in the Long Count should be 0.0.0.0.0, but as the baktun (the first component) are numbered from 1 to 13 rather than 0 to 12, this first date is actually written 18.104.22.168.0.
The authorities disagree on what 22.214.171.124.0 corresponds to in our calendar. I have come across three possible equivalences:
126.96.36.199.0 = 8 Sep 3114 BC (Julian) = 13 Aug 3114 BC (Gregorian)
188.8.131.52.0 = 6 Sep 3114 BC (Julian) = 11 Aug 3114 BC (Gregorian)
184.108.40.206.0 = 11 Nov 3374 BC (Julian) = 15 Oct 3374 BC (Gregorian)
Assuming one of the first two equivalences, the Long Count will again reach 220.127.116.11.0 on 21 or 23 December AD 2012 - a not too distant future.
Originally posted by Malcher
Hey guys, just out of curiosity, wouldnt the Mayan calendar have to end some time? Meaning they stopped writing at some point.
Mayan Chief: Keep writing the days down.
Writer: How long you want me to sit here writing these damn days down? Go screw yourself, i quit.
Chief: OK, forget it. Calendar is over.