Archaeologists have discovered a 1,200 year old Mayan mural in a site in Guatemala that predicts the end of the world will not come in 2012.
The markings on the painting show the end of the world not being for thousands of years from now, instead of in 2012. One Mayan calender discovered earlier shows the world starting over in 2012, which led to the current myth.
In 2010, Boston University student and Ph.D. student Franco Rossi discovered the hidden area, which was fully excavated in 2011. Researchers believe the tunnel-like area was used by a record-keeper of Xultun, which is a well-known Mayan city. This was the first major excavation of a part of Xultun.
The painting, which was found in this record room, depicts the calculations along with a picture of a Mayan dwelling. To date, this is the only known mural that shows the home of this ancient group of people.
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