End of the world on the Mayan calendar (30 photos)

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For some time, forecasters worldwide frightened us gloomy date - December 21, 2012. This day, as the date of the apocalypse predicted by the Mayan calendar. Previous doomsday scheduled for January 1, 2000. Date of end of the world comes from the Mayan belief that the gods created the previous three previous world before placing humanity on the fourth. The previous three World is thought to have existed only 13 baktun (baktun is a period of 144,000 days), the overall cycle duration of 5.125 years. According to the ancient Great Mayan calendar, the end of the 13th Baktun, that is, on Friday, 21 December 2012, will be the end of an era. The era, called the Maya fourth Sun, and there will come a new - Fifth Sun. However, some scientists extrapolated the mountain end of an era as the end of the world. And in many parts of the world, some people continue to prepare for the potential death.

1. A man takes part in traditional spiritual ceremonies during the festival of the Mayan culture in Merida, Mexico, December 15, 2012. According to organizers, the purpose of the festival - the maintenance of the Mayan culture and promoting intercultural dialogue. Many doomsday predictions are based on the end of the Mayan calendar.




2. The priests of ancient Mayan beliefs perform the ritual of purification in Guatemala during the celebration of December 21 end of the Mayan cycle, known as the 13th baktun. While some are predicting the apocalypse of the 13th baktun, others say the date marks the beginning of a new era of the Maya.




3. Maya priest performs the rite of purification in Guatemala during the celebration of December 21 end of the Mayan cycle, known as the 13th Baktun.




4. The priests of ancient Mayan beliefs perform the ritual of purification in Guatemala during the celebration of December 21 end of the Mayan cycle, known as the 13th baktun. While some are predicting the apocalypse of the 13th baktun, others say the date marks the beginning of a new era of the Maya.




5. The President of Bolivia, Evo Morales (left) and Foreign Minister David Choquehuanca eating soup on a ship in Lake Titicaca Tunupa December 16, 2012. The next day was the first of the six days of celebrations in honor of the end of the Mayan calendar on December 21.



6. The President of Bolivia, Evo Morales took the sacred fire during a ceremony on the island of Intiya, 46 km from the capital of Bolivia, La Paz, 16 December 2012. The ceremony took place in the first six days of celebrations to mark the end of the Mayan calendar on December 21. This date some believe the end of the world, but the indigenous Bolivians consider it as times change.



7. Chiefs Maya participated in the ritual on the beach Bakuranaov east Havana, Cuba, December 6 2012. The leaders of the Maya were in Cuba to attend the conference, providing performance and holding ceremonies in preparation for the beginning of a new era.



8. Chiefs Maya participated in the ritual on the beach Bakuranao in eastern Havana, Cuba, December 6 2012. The leaders of the Maya were in Cuba to attend the conference, providing performance and holding ceremonies in preparation for the beginning of a new era.



9. Cubans take part in the ritual of the Maya on the beach Bakuranao in eastern Havana, Cuba, December 6 2012.



10. Mount Uritorko near Capella del Monte, in Cordoba, Argentina, has been selected by many Spanish-speaking Facebook users as a place for spiritual suicide December 21, 2012. After treatment with Facebook climb the hill in this day and commit mass suicide, the authorities plan to block access to Uritorko from December 20 to 22.



11. Mayan priests Idelfonso Ake Cocco, Chairman of the Council of Elders and Mayan priests, and offered a prayer to the sun December 17, 2012, during the last days of the 13th baktun cycle. The end of the 13th baktun will happen December 21, 2012, resulting in some predict end of the world.



12. Priest of the Maya Idelfonso Ake Cocco, Chairman of the Council of Elders and Mayan priests, and offered a prayer to the sun December 17, 2012, during the last days of the 13th baktun cycle. The end of the 13th baktun will happen December 21, 2012, resulting in some predict end of the world.



13. Dhuni or sacred fire in Bhole Baba - the spiritual center in Cisternino (Cisternino), Italy. Cisternino is one of the few places on earth, which is believed to be the god of pity, when the end of the world.



14. Mayan priests conducted the ceremony of blessing the water in Nok Ak cenotes (natural deep water deposit) in the city of the same name in Mexico, 15 December 2012. The ceremony was part of the Mayan culture.



15. Men are taking part in traditional spiritual ceremonies "Blessing of the Waters" in Kambulov cenote during the festival of the Mayan culture in Merida, Mexico, 15 December 2012.



16. Phil Burns shows the mask to clean the air in your home in Utah on December 14, 2012. Burns is a member of «prepper» movement. People «prepper» -motions actively preparing for emergencies. While most are prophesying the end of the world, many are still preparing for a potential disaster at the end of the year.



17. Phil Burns shows the necessary tools in a backpack of survival in his home in Utah on December 14, 2012.



18. The Nobel Peace Prize winner Rigoberta Menchú, right, and Inocencio Higuera, director of the Research Center of Yucatan, take part in a conference on contemporary Maya life in Merida, Mexico.



19. Freeze-dried meals that are a staple of people's movements preppers, fill the shelves at the store Foods in Sandy, Utah.



20. Paul Seyfried climbs into the bunker, which he builds for customers in North Salt Lake, Utah, December 12, 2012. The price of such shelters range from 51800 to 64900 on US dollars. Bunkers acquired or constructed by people movement «preppers».



21. Paul Seyfried climbs into the bunker, which he builds for customers in North Salt Lake, Utah, December 12, 2012. The price of such shelters range from 51800 to 64900 on US dollars. Bunkers acquired or constructed by people movement «preppers».



22. Paul Seyfried working in the bunker, which he builds for customers in North Salt Lake, Utah, December 12, 2012. Price shelters ranging from $ 51800 to $ 64900. The price of such shelters range from 51800 to 64900 on US dollars. Bunkers acquired or constructed by people movement «preppers», which is actively preparing for a major disaster.



23. Paul Seyfried hopper passes, which he builds for customers in North Salt Lake, Utah, December 12, 2012. Price shelters ranging from $ 51800 to $ 64900. The price of such shelters range from 51800 to 64900 on US dollars. Bunkers acquired or constructed by people movement «preppers», which is actively preparing for a major disaster.



24. Honduran artist Nelson Salgado stands at the entrance to his studio in Tegucigalpa, near the fresco called "Conquest", which depicts the Mayan symbols. Salgado intends to draw at least 15 pictures associated with the current Mayan calendar, which ends December 21, 2012. While some people think that the end of the calendar is the prediction of the apocalypse, the researchers say that the date marks the beginning of a new calendar cycle.



25. The Italian artist Lello Esposito shows his work - 2, 70 meter long horn luck in his workshop in Naples December 15, 2012. Many southern Italians believe that these giant horns are a symbol of good luck, and able to prevent the end of the world predicted December 21, 2012.



26. Indigenous Bolivians and the descendants of the Maya took part in the ceremony of the sacred fire on the island of Intiya near La Paz, December 16, 2012. The ceremony took place in the first six days of celebrations to mark the end of the Mayan calendar on December 21.



27. Mayan priests make offerings to Tunupa ship on Lake Titicaca, 46 km from the Bolivian capital of La Paz, December 16 2012.



28. Maya Temple - Kukulkan, the Temple of the Feathered Serpent at Chichen Itza, in the southern Mexican state of Yucatan.



29. Mayan priest performs a ritual during Chikabana ancient holiday in honor of the feathered serpent god Quetzalcoatl and Kukulcan, in the archaeological and ecological park in Merida, Mexico.



30. People take part in the ritual of the Maya during the ancient festival in honor of Chikabana feathered serpent god Quetzalcoatl and Kukulcan, in the archaeological and ecological park in Merida, Mexico.



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