World won't end in 2012, says Mayan expert

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London, Jan 2: A Mayan civilisation expert Leonzo Barreno, of Saskatchewan, Canada on Monday, Jan 2 made it clear that 2012 will not mark the end of the world, but it would mark the start of a new era, according to the report published in The Mail. [Read: Major events, top news of 2011]

Earlier, on Dec 21, 2011 it was declared that according to the ancient Mayan calendar, Dec 21, 2012 marks the end of the world and there were only 52-weeks and one day left for the end of earth. Reacting to the Mayan calendar’s ‘apocalyptic’ prediction, the expert said that apocalypse’ concept is a false interpretation of the Long Count calendar. [Read: Iconic moments of Indian Sports in 2011]

Reacting to the apocalyptic prediction, a German expert Sven Gronemeyer said that it may be a misreading and he also believes it is simply a calendar change.

Gronemeyer further said that his decoding of a Mayan artefact with a reference to a 2012 date shows a transition to a new era in the 5,125-year calendar. Meanwhile, many Mayans also dismiss the apocalyptic predictions as largely a Western idea.

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