Start of the Mayan Calendar

Discussion in 'Alternative Thought Forum' started by Christian, Aug 11, 2017.

  1. Christian

    Christian Knight Moderator

    Original Poster
    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.