Mayan apocalypse is a shot in the arm for tourism in Central America
ReutersWhile books and movies have sought to link the Mayan calendar to rumours of impending disasters ranging from rogue black holes and solar storms to the idea that the Earth's magnetic field could 'flip' on that date, archaeologists say there is no evidence the Maya ever made any such prophesy. Indeed, most Mayas probably never used the Long Count calendar, neither today nor at the culture's peak between A.D. 300 and 600. The long count was reserved for priests and astronomers, while Mayas measure time as farmers tend to do - by planting seasons and monthly lunar cycles.
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"Mayan apocalypse is a shot in the arm for tourism in Central America", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), décembre 2012. Consulté le 09/12/2023. URL: https://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/mayan-apocalypse-is-a-shot-in-the-arm-for-tourism-in-central-america