Mayan 2012 Prediction Hints End “It Arrives” Date

Mayan 2012 Prediction – The main source of the Mayan 2012 prediction of the end of the world date is a stone tablet from the Tortuguero site in the Gulf coast state of Tabasco.

However, the National Institute of Anthropology and History (NIAH) has revealed that there is a second reference: a “Comalcalco brick” with vague inscriptions that could be another reference to 2012, reported The Associated Press.

The existence of the brick has been talked about for some time in various online forums. Arturo Mendez, a spokesman for the NIAH, said it was discovered several years ago but kept away from the public for study.

Experts in the U.S. and Mexico are unconvinced that the brick is a reference to the end of the world.

“Some have proposed it as another reference to 2012, but I remain rather unconvinced,” David Stuart, a specialist in Mayan epigraphy at the University of Texas at Austin, said in a message to the AP. “There’s no reason it couldn’t be also a date in ancient times, describing some important historical event in the Classic period. In fact, the third glyph on the brick seems to read as the verb huli, ‘he/she/it arrives.’ ”

“There’s no future tense marking (unlike the Tortuguero phrase), which in my mind points more to the Comalcalco date being more historical that prophetic,” Stuart wrote.

However, the whole notion of the Mayan calendar being a sort of countdown to the end of the world is simply the result of Western Judeo-Christian culture misinterpreting the ancient calendar, which made reference to the beginning and ending of cycles throughout time, rather than a final, world-ending event as depicted in the Bible, according to experts at the institute.

“Western messianic thought has twisted the cosmovision of ancient civilizations like the Maya,” the experts said, who are planning a roundtable discussion to “dispel some of the doubts about the end of one era and the beginning of another, in the Mayan Long Count calendar.”