A lot of us suspected it, and now we have proof.
A rare and remarkable finding at an the archaeological site of Xultun in the northeast corner of the country clearly indicates that the Mayan calendar goes on for another 7000 years.
The finding was made when a student at the site sat down to eat lunch and noticed some paint on a stone in a looter’s trench. Investigation led to a older than the other structures build on top of it. The room contained a mural of a king, a second mural of “strangely dressed figures” and a wall covered in astronomical calculations that indicate a calendar extending thousands of years into the future.
The room has been called a “Mayan workshop for astronomers”.
Some have said the room indicates that the Mayan calendar continues for another 7000 years. Some say for only 4000.
Either way, one thing is for certain. That sandwich-eating student is totally going to get an ‘A’.
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