Mayan Myths The End Might Actually Come on Christmas Eve

Open your presents early this year. Even though the world showed no signs of ending on Friday, the Mayan calendar is notoriously tricky. One German researcher says that Dec. 24th could be the big day. Then again, the Mayans were never particularly good at making predictions.
A copy of the Dresden Codex, the oldest known book written in the Americas.

A copy of the Dresden Codex, the oldest known book written in the Americas.

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