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Follow Nat Geo Blogger As He Tours Maya World in Search of 2012

February 16th, 2012 by ejalbright

View Andrew in Mexico in a larger map To paraphrase the great Mark Twain*, “Everybody talks about the end of the world, but nobody does anything about it.” The Internet these days is filled with a lot of chatter regarding the end of the Maya Long Count calendar on Dec. 21, 2012; one man has […]

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Pounding the Drum to Another 2012 Music Video

September 6th, 2011 by ejalbright

The tune isn’t all that catchy, but there is something hypnotic about this video sent to me by a fellow from Mexico who goes by the name Eduardo. The video is titled “Arriving at Chichen-Itza 2012.” This type of music is called “ambient electronic music.” It also has a nice mashup of photos of Chichen […]

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Mexico Goes Multimedia for 2012 Tourist Campaign

July 14th, 2011 by ejalbright

The Mexican government will be encouraging tourists to help it countdown to the end of the Maya calendar on Dec. 21, 2012. The office of the President of Mexico last month unveiled a promotional video for the “Mundo Maya,” or Maya World. Ten archaeological sites are featured in the states of Tabasco, Chiapas, Campeche, Quintana […]

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Mexico’s President to Promote 2012 at Chichen Itza

June 23rd, 2011 by ejalbright

Mexico’s Secretary of Tourism was in Merida yesterday to announce that the federal government would be joining with the state of Yucatan to promote the Maya World in 2012. At some point in the next few days Yucatan Governor Ivonne Ortega Pacheco will join with Mexico President Felipe Calderon Hinojosa at Chichen Itza to announce […]

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COUNTDOWN TO 2012 UPDATE: A Visit to Italian Doomsday Village

November 3rd, 2010 by ejalbright

Beryl Gorbman, the “Yucatan Yenta,” and a friend took a drive to the village of Xul south of Merida to see for themselves the compound of a supposed “doomsday cult.” The compound, called Las Aguilas (“The Eagles”), is behind fences and barbed wire so Beryl was unable to get inside. However, her blog entry about […]

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COUNTDOWN TO 2012: Buy This Book, Before It’s Too Late!

October 28th, 2010 by ejalbright

Ripped from the pages of the Maya calendar, 2012: Deadly Awakening is a mystery novel by Beryl Gorbman set in Yucatan during the apocalyptic date of December 21, 2012. Beryl splits her time between Seattle and Merida, and writes a delightful (if not controversial) blog about her experiences on the Yucatan Peninsula called “Yucatan Yenta.” […]

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COUNTDOWN TO 2012: The Italian End-of-the-World Village in Yucatan

August 26th, 2010 by ejalbright

The Maya glyph Xul (Wikimedia Commons) Part of an occasional series on the interest in the end of the Maya calendar on Dec. 21, 2012. In a region literally surrounded by some of the most beautiful Maya ruins in the world, a group of Italian citizens have established a small enclave in the village of […]

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Yucatan Postpones Chichen Itza Ticket Increase to 2012

June 27th, 2010 by ejalbright

Under pressure from the state’s tourism entrepreneur’s, Cultur, the state agency in charge of Chichen Itza, has delayed a ticket increase to 2012, the Diario de Yucatan has reported. To pay for the $230 million (Mexican) purchase of the main archaeological zone of Chichen Itza, officials from Cultur announced it would increase ticket prices at […]

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A ‘Graphic’ Look at 2012

January 28th, 2010 by ejalbright

Does 2012 mark the end of the world? Are you one of those people who buys Playboy for the pictures? Finally, someone has taken the trouble to create a graphic look at 2012. The wonderful folks at “Information Is Beautiful” have distilled the controversy over the end of the Maya calendar in 2012 in a […]

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2012: No End (of the World) in Sight, Says Expert

November 24th, 2009 by ejalbright

Photos by Daniela Hirschfeld T.S. Eliot tells us that the world will end, not with a bang, but with a whimper. According to Marc Zender, however the world ends, it won’t be on Dec. 21, 2009, when the Maya’s Long Count calendar runs out. Dr. Marc Zender is a Research Associate in Maya Hieroglyphic Writing […]

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