Start of the Mayan Calendar

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  1. Christian

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    On this day in history, August 11, 3114 BC...

    The start of the Mesoamerican Long Count calendar, which was used by several pre-Columbian Mesoamerican cultures (most notably the Maya) began, which recounts a mythical creation date that corresponds with August 11. It was the Mesoamerican Long Count calendar which sparked the 2012 phenomenon, because December 21, 2012 was regarded as the end-date of a 5,126-year-long cycle. Many people believed that December 21, 2012 was a sort of "doomsday" but the date came and went without earth suffering any major cataclysms.

     

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