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A watery grave discovered in Mayan cave

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An interesting find – archaeologist theorize why an array of human remains are found in an underground, water-filled cave in Mexico. “Haunted” Maya Underwater Cave Holds Human Bones. [Note you must be a registered site member to view the full article. There is no charge for signing up.] A flooded sinkhole in southern Mexico so…

Ancient Mayan pyramid bulldozed

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“Oops” is not going to cover this. Road-builder bulldozes one of biggest Maya pyramids in Belize; police open criminal probe – The Washington Post. A construction company has essentially destroyed one of Belize’s largest Mayan pyramids with backhoes and bulldozers to extract crushed rock for a road-building project, authorities announced on Monday. The head of…

Mayan extraterrestrial blockbuster is completely busted

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We’ve been following this saga since September of 2011, when Producer Raul Julia-Levy claimed to have the goods in a film project that would show “evidence of Mayan and extraterrestrial contact, and all of their information will be corroborated by archaeologists”.   We doubted that at the time. In March, the hype continued when he…

Tourists damaged a temple at Tikal

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Mayan temple damaged in tourist ‘apocalypse’ frenzy | The Raw Story. Tourists flocking to Guatemala for “end of the world” parties have damaged an ancient stone temple at Tikal, the largest archeological site and urban center of the Mayan civilization. “Sadly, many tourists climbed Temple II and caused damage,” said Osvaldo Gomez, a technical adviser…

Deformed skulls found in ancient Mexican mass grave

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A disturbing find… but not that unusual it seems. Cranial deformation discovered in 1000 year old Mexican cemetery : Past Horizons Archaeology. The burial ground consists of 25 individuals; 13 have intentional cranial deformation and five also have dental mutilation, cultural practices which are similar to those of pre-Hispanic groups in southern Sinaloa and northern…

NASA outreach efforts for 2012 Doomsday fears

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More on NASA’s outreach effort for 2012 myths. NASA Takes on 2012 Doomsday Hokum. The space agency recently saw fit to take its debunking hammer to persistent online tales of a fictional dwarf planet that is supposedly on a collision course with Earth, popular prophecies associated with the Mayan calendar, and other doomsday scenarios that…

Ask an astrobiologist about the 2012 Doomsdate

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It was a pleasure to listen to David Morrison speak right before I did at the CSIcon conference last month. It was also fitting. He spoke about this very topic, the emails he gets regarding the end of the world. After that I talked about the big news stories of the year, with the apocalypse…

The role of weather in the disappearance of the Maya civilization

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Extreme weather preceded collapse of Maya civilization. The collapse of the Maya is one of the world’s most enduring mysteries. Now, for the first time, researchers have combined a precise climatic record of the Maya environment with a precise record of Maya political history to provide a better understanding of the role weather had in…

Mayan descendants say, “Shut up already!”

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AFP: Maya demand an end to doomsday myth. Guatemala’s Mayan people accused the government and tour groups on Wednesday of perpetuating the myth that their calendar foresees the imminent end of the world for monetary gain. “We are speaking out against deceit, lies and twisting of the truth, and turning us into folklore-for-profit. They are…

Confusion abounds over promised Mayan documentary

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We have posted news before about the Raul Julia-Levy Mayan documentary that claims to show evidence of alien contact. The last we heard about it was in March. In May, the rumor was that the film was falling apart. Julia-Levy and the private financer of the film parted ways, it appears. The documentary “Revelations of…

NASA video misinterpreted as ‘3-day total blackout predicted’

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Snopes has an entry on a new email circulating with the sole intent to scare people about 2012. It’s a hoax without a grain of truth. There is no such thing as an alignment of the universe. As you can see, it’s wordy nonsense about dimensions and stuff. Not sure how a “blackout” occurs but……

Bunker accomodations for December 21st 2012. Only $5000!

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Doomsday group charging $5000 for spot in end-of-the-world bunker near Tenterfield. A 2012 doomsday group is charging $5000 for admission to a survival bunker in the northern NSW hills. Group organiser, NSW refrigeration mechanic Simon Young, said the entry fee went towards concrete and other materials to construct the bunker, believed to be in mountains…

Mayans didn’t say the world will end in 2012. It was political ploy.

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Maya text cites 2012 as end of calendar cycle, not end of world Archaeologists say inscription doesn’t refer to doomsday, but to long-term stability A newly discovered Mayan text reveals the “end date” for the Maya calendar. But unlike some modern people, ancient Maya did not expect the world to end on that date, researchers…

Oldest Mayan calendar discovered. No sign of 2012 catastrophe.

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Mayan astronomical charts found in Guatemalan jungle are oldest known Paintings of the Mayan king and astronomical hieroglyphs unearthed in a room buried under a collapsed building Ancient inscriptions on the walls of a looted house in the Guatemalan jungle are the oldest astronomical charts known from the Mayan civilisation. Explorers chanced upon the writings…

Idiotic stunt: Ghost Hunters Int’l does Mayan blood sacrifice

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‘Ghost Hunters International’ gets bloody in Belize Four episodes into the new season and the Ghost Hunters International team decided that when it comes to hunting Mayan spirits, there will be blood. If you missed the episode that has people talking, here is the rundown: Location: The Cahal Pech Mayan ruins in San Ignacio, Belize History: The ruins of…

Beam me up: Mayan pyramid photo is demystified

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Mayan Light Beam Photo: Message from Gods, or iPhone Glitch? When Hector Siliezar visited the ancient Mayan city of Chichen Itza with his wife and kids in 2009, he snapped three iPhone photos of El Castillo, a pyramid that once served as a sacred temple to the Mayan god Kukulkan. A thunderstorm was brewing near…

Mayan tourism: The world is not ending – come visit anyway

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Cashing In On The ‘end Of The World’ Tourism | Fox News For doomsday theorists, Dec. 21, 2012 could mean the end of civilization, according to some interpretations of the Mayan calendar.  But for some tour operators and property owners, the end of the world also means a chance to cash in on the apocalypse hype.…

Drivel from Oprah about 2012. Could be worse, she could have said “Panic!”

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ParanormalPopCulture: Oprah Winfrey sounds off on 2012. In the January 2012 issue of O: The Oprah Magazine, the queen of all media gives her take on the 2012 Mayan Calendar, end-of-world predictions. “Some people predict a cataclysmic collapse of human civilization, while others foresee a time of spiritual transformation,” she writes in her “What I Know For…

It’s nearly 2012. Interest rising in the Mayan apocalypse

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Mayan Prophecy For 2012 Has Believers Preparing For Catastrophe – The Huffington Post. Doomsday and catastrophic predictions related to the Mayan calendar, which hits a symbolic turning point in late December next year, are not new. They already permeate pop culture through films, songs and hundreds of books. But as the new year approaches, interest…