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How the Maya of Today Are Marking December 21

The internet is abuzz with theories and perspective on the ancient Maya calendar, but what are the living Maya doing to mark the momentous date?

Maya Calendar Explained, Modern Prophecy Revealed

An archaeologist explains what the Maya calendar really says about 2012, and shares other-worldly experiences from his adventures.

A Maya Doomsday Prophecy?

It has long been debated whether a Maya glyph refers to an apocalypse that will arrive in 2012, and now the Mexican Institute of Archaeology has acknowledged that there may be a second reference to the date on a brick discovered years ago at the Comalcalco ruin. With royal palaces, strategic alliances and bloodshed, the Maya civilization hardly needs doomsday prophecies to add drama, so revisit National Geographic content on the Maya and the Mayanists who study them. Then take an interactive 20-question quiz on the Maya.