Maya Scholar Deciphers Meaning of Newly Discovered Monument That Refers to 2012
"David Stuart, professor of art history at The University of Texas at Austin, has deciphered the second known reference in Maya culture to the so-called “end date” of December 21, 2012. Stuart says the reference does not predict the end of time but rather, was intended to promote continuity during a time of crisis.
..... The findings are the latest from Stuart’s more than 15 years of exploration and documentation of a site of Maya ruins in northwest Guatemala, which he named La Corona (“The Crown”).
......“What this text shows us is that in times of crisis, the ancient Maya used their calendar to promote continuity and stability rather than predict apocalypse,” says Canuto.
Stuart is the David and Linda Schele Professor of Mesoamerican Art and Writing at The University of Texas at Austin. He is the author of “The Order of Days: The Maya World and the Truth about 2012.” Stuart’s research is supported by the Schele research fund from the College of Fine Arts at The University of Texas at Austin, and through the Casa Herrera research facility in Guatemala, where he does much of his work throughout the year."
Hopefully these latest findings will help to erase the contemporary new age myth of the Apocalyse on Dec 21. 2012, though I sort of doubt it. 'Prophets of Doom' seem to enjoy their preoccupation with end-of-time fantasies, and conveniently overlook the actual facts.