Though a popular misconception held that the Mayan calendar ended with the destruction of everything in existence, the end of the calendar was simply the end of an era, after which...
The ancient Maya civilization occupied the eastern third of Mesoamerica, primarily the Yucatan Peninsula. The topography of the area greatly varied from volcanic mountains, which comprised the highlands in the South
The Maya calendar is a system of calendars used in pre-Columbian
Mesoamerica, and in many modern communities in the Guatemalan highlands,
The Maya calendar consists of a system of three interlacing calendars and
almanacs which was used by several cultures in Central America, most famously
The closing of the Maya calendar
cycle is a perfect moment to celebrate Mayan
culture and learn more about it.
The ancient Maya used a calendar
that was common to all the civilizations of Mesoamerica , though the Maya developed and refined the calendar
to a greater ext... More »
Among their other accomplishments, the ancient Mayas invented a calendar of
remarkable accuracy and complexity. At right is the ancient Mayan Pyramid ...
The ancient Maya had a fascination with cycles of time. The most commonly
known Maya cyclical calendars are the Haab, the Tzolk'in, and the Calendar
The Mayans were skilled mathematicians, and this shows in their calendar;
besides having a concept of zero, they also had a firm grasp of modular
Features photographs of Mayan monuments and architecture. Each day is
identified by its Mayan date, in glyphs and in translation. The website includes ...
Mayan Calendar. Most ancient civilizations found a way of marking time to predict
changes that would affect their survival and destinies. These calendars were ...