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Re: Mayan calendar. The end of the world?

JD,
Stephen Hawking would scoff.
I was able to visit Chichen Itza on the Yucatan peninsula. The site is quite impressive and if only half of what the archaeologists think they know is true it is still amazing what the Mayan culture knew about the earth compared to Europeans at the same time. Some of the human sacrifice rituals that are postulated to be part of their culture are a bit gruesome though. The pyramid there was constructed to identify when the solstices occurred which is almost scary and made the hair on my neck stand up.

I'm not sure if you like mystery novels but the writer Randy Wayne Wright wrote a bunch of books about a marine biologist who lived on Sanibel Island. I have read them all.
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