Welcome to the New Baktun
Friday, December 21, 2012
YUCATAN, MEXICO—Across the Maya world, people gathered to mark the end of a cycle of the Maya long count calendar. Some thought that the end of the 13th Baktun meant the end of the world; others felt that they were greeting a new and better age. “We believe that the beginning of a new baktun means the beginning of a new era, and we’re receiving it with great optimism,” said Rolando Zapata, governor of Yucatan.
Maya victory monument, Neanderthal cannibals, Paleolithic smorgasbord, King Tut’s meteor dagger, and Melanesian tattooing
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