21/12 came and went – without a trace of the predicted Armageddon.
We can take it easy now, right? Not really, if a new round of rumours are to be believed.
According to one archaeologist, 2012 will certainly mark the end of time, and doomsday could come as early as this Monday, December 24, 2012.
Oh give us a break, will you?
In a statement to the Los Angeles Times, Carmen Rojas, an archaeologist with Mexico’s National Institute of Anthropology and History, has ‘revealed’ that since scholars haven’t fully decoded the Mayan code, their reading of the Mayan calendar may not be entirely precise, and… you know where this goes, right?
Right – so what Rojas is saying, in a nutshell, is this: The Mayan calendar does not correspond to the modern Gregorian or Western calendar down to the day. So, it’s entirely possible that the doomsday, widely rumoured for yesterday, December 21 the Friday, could be today or tomorrow.
The Mayan archaeological community believes that the surviving pillars showing the Mayan calendar’s dates may have been modified throughout history to suit the cultural or political interests of the day.
All of these factors made Rojas believe that the thirteenth baktun cycle, which equates to 144,000 days, or 394.26 tropical years, ends on Sunday, while others say it might be off by a full year or a century.