World won't end in 2012, says Mayan expert
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.