On the 21st of December 2012 the Maya Calendar completed a cycle of 5,126 years and 128 days, ending the 13th Baktun. A new era begins, with the count returning to zero. The Guatemalan government put on a special show on the night of the 21st of December. My footage features this spectacular.
I am currently in El Remate, a small Guatemalan village close to Tikal, one of the largest Mayan Ruins in Central America. I attended a fire ceremony on the 12/12/12, Mayan New Year at Tikal. I have tried hard to find a Mayan Expert to explain what the end of Mayan era (baktun) means. I […]