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World will not end in 2010

Tegucigalpa, April 12 (EFE) The pre-classic era calender of Maya civilisation did not predict the end of life on earth in 2012, an archaeologist has said.

The Mayans in their texts and symbols did not predict the end of the world in 2012, said Ricardo Gonzalez, a Peru-based researcher.

"At no time did the Mayans leave a warning of the destruction of the planet because it is not noted either in the codices or in the high-relief symbols at their archaeological sites," Gonzalez said in his presentation in Honduras.

The Mayans, who lived in what are now Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, Honduras and El Salvador between 800 B.C. and 900 A.D.," had astronomical ephemerides and great cycles that esoterically, mystically some have interpreted as the end of our civilization," the researcher said.

According to the Mayan calendar, Dec 21, 2012, is the ending date of one such cycle, which has been misinterpreted, resulting to number of theories about the end of the world.

"One must interpret all this as the end of a cycle," which began in the year 3113 BC," and the beginning of another, which should be more positive, with greater hope for humanity, but it's not the end of the world," Gonzalez said.

The apocalyptic interpretation about the end of the Mayan cycle "can distort (the mentality of people), educate, generate trends, confuse or open consciousness, it all depends on how the information is approached," the researcher said.

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