The MAYA calendar “KUL”
In recent times the MAYA calendar
(= “long count“, „die Lange Zählung“= “cuenta larga“= “LC“)
Has caused much confusion and restlessness:
Some people even feared the world would come to end on Dec. 21, 2012 A.D., because on that day, allegedly, this 5-level calendar, its date there 184.108.40.206.19 (correlation number 37439300), would end.
The MAYAN date is correct, but the correlation (= the interpretation, translation and position in our Gregorian calendar) is not true.
All MAYA data (based on GMT) must be recalculated.
(1937 land mark publication, Thompson proposed the GMT (Goodman Martinez Thompson) Correlation, also known as the 584283 correlations and Thompson edited: Maya Hieroglyphic Writing, University Of Oklahoma Press, Norman 1960) At that time Joseph T. Godman, Juan Martinez Hernández and the famous scholar J. Eric Thompson proposed their correlation, the GMT. They had calculated data in which we believed for a long time.
We have accepted them even (unfortunately unchecked) until today. This so-called GMT method was used to convert many other MAYA dates to dates of our calendar.
Neither the start date (= initial date 11 Aug 3114 BC) 0.0.0.0.0 nor the end date (21 Dec 2012 A.D.) 220.127.116.11.19 is correct. All correlation numbers (conversion to days) are not originated from the MAYA.
In reality this calendar began on 19th of Feb 2700 BC (0.0.0.0.0 4 Ahau 8 Kumk'u) and it ends exactly after 8000 years on the 18th of Feb. 5300 BC (18.104.22.168.19 4 Ahau 7 Kumk'u).
It is documented in the "solar panel" of the Dresden Codex p. 62 f.
After this first round of the calendar the second round begins on the 19th of Feb. 5300 A.D. with the identical date 0.0.0.0.0 4 Ahau 8 Kumk'u (like 8000 years before) and so on every 8000 years. …..