World won’t end in 2012, says Mayan expert
As we approach 2012, more and more reports, television shows and movies have popped up telling us that according to the Mayan calendar the world is going to end on December 21 2012. One German expert, Sven Gronemeyer has announced that those predictions are untrue and came from a misinterpretation of the hieroglyphs. These findings are reported on CBC News.
The end is not near.
At least that’s according to a German expert who says his decoding of a Mayan tablet with a reference to a 2012 date denotes a transition to a new era and not a possible end of the world as others have read it.
The interpretation of the hieroglyphs by Sven Gronemeyer of La Trobe University in Australia was presented for the first time Wednesday at the archeological site of Palenque in southern Mexico.
His comments came less than a week after Mexico’s archeology institute acknowledged there was a second reference to the 2012 date in Mayan inscriptions, touching off another round of talk about whether it predicts the end of the world.