5 Jan 2011 – The Mayans
On the 11th Day of Christmas my true love gave to me Eleven Pipers piping… Happy Bday Leonard and tonight all Christmas decorations will be taken down!
With the world in wash cycle and thanks to Denise’s queries, thoughts of the Maya civilization surface again! During Florida days, the fascination was enough for a driving trip/Sep 1990 to the Yucatan. Maya, a Mesoamerican civilization/2000BC-230AD noted for the only known fully developed written language of the pre-Columbian Americas also had an amazingly advance astronomical system. Surprising the Mayans were violent and barbaric in other ways and being actually there and aware of the past did create uneasy feelings… advance or intelligent are not = to compassion or wisdom!
Maya cities reached their highest state of development during the Classic period/app 250-900AD and continued throughout the Post-Classic period until the arrival of the Spanish. The Maya centers of the southern lowlands went into decline during the 8th and 9th centuries and were abandoned shortly thereafter. This decline was coupled with a cessation of monumental inscriptions and large-scale architectural construction. There is no universally accepted theory to explain this collapse but there are many questions without answers.
The Mayan Calendar is not just a system to mark off the passage of time but it helps to understand the movements of the solar system. It does NOT predict the end of the world in 2012 but their astronomy was so advanced that they were able to document up to the 2012 Winter Solstice. Today known as the Galactic Alignment, where scientific researchers have worked on the movements of planet earth’s position and her axis and pole in relationship with the galaxy for 21 Dec 2012. Read with an open mind the scientific and objective researches about this if you wish to know more.
Some are speculating world’s end but comparing that planet Earth is app 4.5 billion years with the life span of computers & PCs, then time is certainly relative! When your time is up, no matter where when or how, your world will end!! So live a good decent full life from the heart with a smile 🙂 when planet Earth is still in existence…
NB: pix are taken from old pix thus on the blurry side, apologies no scanner!
The end of the human race will be that it will eventually die of civilization –
Ralph Waldo Emerson