The Influence Of The Mayan Calendar

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Since the beginning, time has been an important factor in our everyday lives. For example, the seasons, years and months were determined by the Ancient Calendars. The Ancient Calendars used Celestial bodies like the Sun, Moon, Planets and Stars to keep track of time. As the years go on the Calendar has been fixed to the Julian Calendar and to the Gregorian Calendar which we use today.

The earliest calendar to keep track of the cycles of the celestial bodies was an Ancient Calendar known as the Egyptian calendar that was based on the moon's cycles and is thought to have been created in 4236 B.C.E. This is the way that Ancient civilizations determined the seasons, months, and years. Approximately, five thousand years ago the Sumerians in the Tigris-Euphrates valley had a calendar that divided the year into 30 day months, divided the day into 12 periods, and divided these periods into 30 parts. Subsequently, the earliest Egyptian calendar was based on the moon’s cycles, but soon the
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Everyone knows the movie 2012 which portrayed the end of the world predicted by the Mayan calendar. For that reason experts came forward and spoke what they have been proclaiming for years: the Mayan calendar does not predict the world would have ended on December 21, 2012. The Mayans kept time in a very different way than we do today. The Mayans might have not specifically invented the calendar themselves, but it sure was developed further than other calendars. The people known as the Maya lived in the region that is now eastern and southern Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, El Salvador, and western Honduras. They also built massive stone pyramids, temples, sculptures and accomplished complex achievements in mathematics and astronomy, which were recorded in hieroglyphs. As a result, the Mayan Civilization grew to be one of the most advanced civilizations in the
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