Desert Evenings: The doomsday prophecy
People raise their hands during a ceremony by Mayan sages in Bacuranao, Cuba, Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012. Three Guatemalan sages burned wood resin, seeds, fruits and flowers on a beach outside Havana on Thursday in a ceremony marking the end of a Mayan calendar cycle that some have wrongly interpreted as a prediction of a looming apocalypse. The ceremony in Bacuranao took place two weeks before Dec. 21, 2012, when a more than 5,000-year period of the Mayan calendar ends.
(AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)
Desert Evenings: The doomsday prophecy.
My advice: Don't take it seriously. The world cannot end in one day!
Hundreds of years ago, the ancient Mayans predicted the end of a major astronomical cycle and the beginning of a new one. Remarkably, this occurs on the winter solstice of this year, Dec. 21 (the first day of winter in t. Read Desert Evenings: The doomsday prophecy...