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    Mayan Astronomers' Workshop Found!

     

    A  workshop that was used by the ancient Mayans in northern Guatemala has  been found. So much for the rumor the world will end December 21st per  the Mayan calendar. At least that's what the researchers say.

    According  to the researchers what has been uncovered indicates that the Mayans  were calculating much farther into the future that just 2012.

    Archaeologists  have found a small room in Mayan ruins where royal scribes apparently  used walls like a blackboard to keep track of astronomical records and  the society's intricate calendar some 1,200 years ago.

    The walls  reveal the oldest known astronomical tables from the Maya. Scientists  already knew they must have been keeping such records at that time, but  until now the oldest known examples dated from about 600 years later.

    Astronomical  records were key to the Mayan calendar, which has gotten some attention  recently because of doomsday warnings that it predicts the end of the  world this December. Experts say it makes no such prediction. The new  finding provides a bit of backup: The calculations include a time span  longer than 6,000 years that could extend well beyond 2012.

    "Why  would they go into those numbers if the world is going to come to an end  this year?" observed Anthony Aveni of Colgate University in Hamilton,  N.Y., an expert on Mayan astronomy. "You could say a number that big at  least suggests that time marches on."

    Read the full story here: http://azstarnet.com/news/national/ancient-mayan-workshop-for-astronomers-discovered/article_1a4ec0d5-bb70-517f-9a99-839aaf0adc60.html

    I am a sucker for history. The more we delve into the past, the more we know about today and tomorrow.

    From the Cornfield, sorry, but we'll still be filling out tax forms next year it looks like.

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