For decades doomsayers were citing the Maya Calendar as the source that the world was going to end 21 December 2012.  Has it happened yet?  Many time they would hold up pictures of the round stone calendar of 5,125 years.  Too bad that was the Aztec Calendar, not the Maya's.  But, in spite of the world not conveniently ending, the Maya Calendar continues to mesmerize people around the world for it's time measuring accuracy and complexity.  And the Maya had a few other tricks up their non-existent sleeves . . .

 

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