The end is not near.At least that’s according to a German expert who says his decoding of a Mayan tablet with a reference to a 2012 date denotes a transition to a new era and not a possible end of the world as others have read it.The interpretation of the hieroglyphs by Sven Gronemeyer of La Trobe University in Australia was presented for the first time Wednesday at the archaeological site of Palenque in southern Mexico.His comments came less than a week after Mexico’s archaeology institute acknowledged there was a second reference to the 2012 date in Mayan inscriptions, touching of another round of talk about whether it predicts the end of the world. Gronemeyer has been studying the stone tablet found years ago at the archeological site of Tortuguero in Mexico’s Gulf coast state of Tabasco.
via | Before Its News.
The above story is pretty new and is just another interpretation of the cryptic message from the Mayans regarding 2012. I was inspired to look for this information after hearing a brief news item on National radio in the UK. Having read the text linked above it’s clear that nobody has the definitive interpretation as most of it is just guesswork from what little is known about the Mayans today.
When you look into it that bit further there is also a piece of the puzzle missing as part of the stone tablet on which the decoding was done is cracked and “almost illegible”. It’s like reading a newspaper with the last part of the article ripped off, you only have the first part of the story and not the bit which states it came from an unidentified source which could make the whole thing meaningless.
From my point of view though there is a lot of dis-information out there regarding 2012 and a lot of people who are enjoying the fame of being harbingers of doom. At the moment there are much more pressing issues in the world to worry about than whether some ancient peoples could predict the future accurately (they probably couldn’t judging from how poor so many are at predicting the end of the world today). For really scary stuff in the near future just watch the global economy teetering on the verge of collapse and consider what that will mean for Western civilisation, then worry about the doom mongers of old another day.