Researchers from the Tulane University Middle America Research Institute have found a Mayan text from the Guatemala jungles, which uncovers the last date for the Mayan calendar, as per a recent report.
While the same does not signalize the last day of the world as believed by modern people, it certainly only points towards ancient political history, the team says.
Until present research, only a single inscription of Dec. 21, 2012 on a monument was found as an archaeological reference that dates back to nearly A. D. 669 in Tortuguero, Mexico. However, the new study has helped the team in discovering another reference.
Calakmul’s Yuknoom Yich'aak K'ahk's, who was the most powerful Mayan ruler, commemoration has been found. The same has revealed that the king Jaguar Paw had visited La Corona during A. D. 696 after his defeat in a battle.
It is being said that while his visit, he called himself 13 k'atun lord, presiding over 13th ending of these. And this gave rise to the last date of the calendar.
"What this text shows us is that in times of crisis, the ancient Maya used their calendar to promote continuity and stability rather than predict apocalypse", says lead author Canuto.
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