Tortuguero Monument Six, supposedly predicting the “end of the world” in December, actually tells the life and battles of a ruler.
PHOTOGRAPH BY GILBERTO VILLASANA, AFP/GETTY IMAGES
PUBLISHED DECEMBER 13, 2012
This December, not everyone is concerned with making plans for the New Year—especially not the people who think doomsday will get here first. Instead of planning parties, they’re stockpiling food, refining escape routes, and honing survival skills ahead of the alleged date on which the Maya calendar “ends”—December 21, 2012.
So should we all be preparing for imminent apocalypse? According to the scholars, no.