2012 HISTORY CHANNEL VIDEO: DECODING THE PAST - MAYAN DOOMSDAY PROPHECY
original air date - August 3, 2006
History Channel's Program Info:
"Masters of time, the Mayans were also practiced prophets and predicted that the world would end on December 21, 2012!
DECODING THE PAST combines top scholarship & stunning travelogue.
Walk the ruins of the great Mayan cities.
See how the Mayans used their vast knowledge of astronomy to predict the future.
The world is coming to an end on December 21, 2012! At least, that's the date predicted by the Mayans more than two thousand years old.
DECODING THE PAST peels back the layers of mystery and examines in detail how the Maya calculated the exact date of doomsday. Journey back to the ancient city of Chichen Itza, the hub of Maya civilization deep in the heart of Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula.
The Maya were legendary astronomers and timekeepers--their calendar is more accurate than our own. By tracking the stars and planets they assigned great meaning to astronomical phenomena and made extraordinary predictions based on them--many of which have come true. Could their doomsday prophecy be one of them?In insightful interviews archaeologists, astrologers, and historians speculate on the meaning of the 2012 prophecy. Their answers are as intriguing as the questions.