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Originally posted by DrZrD
reply to post by kenochs
I would be laughing too if someone could give me a credible explanation for why the Mayan's selected a start date for their Long Calendar (calendar used for recording historical events) that is more than 1,000 years older than the accepted start date of their civilization?
Thank you and best regards,
Zedit on 8/19/2011 by DrZrD because: (no reason given)
For the ancient Maya, the 13th bak'tun ended at the beginning of the world's fourth creation, or era. The Popol Vuh describes the three previous creations and the fates of their inhabitants, but does not provide dates. The Aztecs had a very similar concept and explained it to the Spanish in some detail. To the Aztecs, they were living in the 5th world era, not the 4th. Mark Van Stone (personal communication 2008) hypothesizes that the Aztecs may have counted the collapse of Classic Maya civilization in the 9th century to have been the end of the 4th creation.