An inscription found in the Mayan temple of Tortuguero make a prediction of an apocalyptic even in 2012 – with some conspiracy theorists predicting the world being swallowed by a black hole, the sun, or just clipped by a passing asteroid.
The Mayan inscriptions refer to Bolon Yokte ‘descending from the sky’ in 2012 – a god associated with war and the underworld.
But a German expert, Sven Gronemeyer, says that the whole thing could just be a misreading.
The tablet on which the inscription was found has a break which makes the end nearly illegible – but even so, the legible parts don’t necessarily spell oncoming doomsday.
Gronemeyer said his decoding of a Mayan artefact with a reference to a 2012 date denotes a transition to a new era in the Mayan calendar – and not a possible end of the world.
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