From ABC’s Good Morning America:

“The latest evidence is a brick discovered in the ancient Mayan ruins of Comalcalco that cites the year 2012, the same year inscribed on a 1300-year-old tablet previously found among the nearby ruins of Tortuguero.”

The inscriptions both point to 2012 as being the end of an era, when a Mayan deity of war and creation will arrive. But does that mean time’s up for Earth? Archaeologists say: don’t bet on it.

A writer for The Random Fact explains:

“The Mexican institute … insists that the idea of some kind of world changing event is a Westernized misunderstanding of Mayan calendars. … The Mexican institute stressed that the Maya saw time as a series of cycles that began and ended with regularity, and that nothing apocalyptic should be associated with the ending of a particular cycle…”

Experts say the new inscription has no “future tense” markings, meaning it could refer to a past event rather than a future one. This and other issues are scheduled to be hashed out next week, as a group of scientists tries in vain to counter internet hysteria with facts and research.

From the Daily Mail:

“Given the strength of internet rumours about impending disaster in 2012, the institute is organising a round table of 60 Mayan experts next week at the archaeological site of Palenque, in southern Mexico, to ‘dispel some of the doubts about the end of one era and the beginning of another in the Mayan Long Count calendar.'”

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