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That Mayan issue…

Sat 22 December 2012, 12:52pm

So there we had it: the world didn’t end for us all yesterday. But is there still a figure looming large?

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  1. David Crookes (profile) says:

    A cartoon drawn after protracted study of the Lid of Palenque. Interpretation:

    OK, the world didn’t end, but the Long Countdown has begun, and the unionism which recently boasted that it would last for centuries to come will soon be on its last #legs.

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  2. sherdy (profile) says:

    How many regret that the world didn’t end?

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  3. Sp12 (profile) says:

    “How many regret that the world didn’t end?”

    Ask me when x-factor starts up again.

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  4. babyface finlayson (profile) says:

    Sherdy
    “How many regret that the world didn’t end?”
    How do you know it didn’t?
    This could all be a figbox of your imagination.

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  5. David Crookes (profile) says:

    “How many regret that the world didn’t end?”

    Ask us all that question about 2 pm on Tuesday when the Taleban arrive in force. Sorry, I mean our respected relations.

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  6. redstar2011 (profile) says:

    I drove along the Nards Road on Friday night……the Mayans were right!!!!

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  7. David Crookes (profile) says:

    I had that Popol Vuh in the back of the cab once.

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  8. David Crookes (profile) says:

    Was the Mayan chronology really brilliant? What was so great about their separate cycles of 260 and 360 days? In Annals 6. 28 Tacitus mentions a tradition that the phoenix appeared every ‘mille quadringentos sexaginta unum’ ( = 1461) years.

    [365 + 365 + 365 + 366] = 1461

    A quadrennium containing one leap year is made up of 1461 days.

    There youse are. Nice and simple, with no open-heart surgery needed.

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