What if the 2012 apocalypse scenario was all a big mistake?
What if their calendar really continues?
As reported by The Washington Post, a team of archaeologists in Xultun, Guatemala recently found a small room in Mayan ruins where royal scribes wrote on walls like a blackboard, keeping a running record of astronomical details for the complex Mayan calendar.
Apparently, the new find is older than the Dresden Codex – the most famous of the Mayan calendars.
Says archaeologist David Stuart of the University of Texas, who worked to decipher the newly discovered glyphs, this new calendar “is going to keep going, and going for billions, trillions, octillions of years into the future. Numbers we can’t even wrap our heads around.”
The virtually unexplored Mayan city of Xultun, with its hundreds of buildings erected across nearly 16 square miles of jungle, has never been professionally excavated. William Saturno, the Boston University archaeologist who led the discovery expedition, guesses that plenty of other surprises await excavation.
In fact, Saturno is willing to “bet anyone a million dollars” that mankind will still be here in 2013, and far beyond.
Are we still doomed, or will we be yukking it up in 2013?