I already made a joke about Mayan apocalypse in another story, and frankly, I’ve been bored with the subject for a couple of decades now. But look at history coming back to bite us all in the necks, Mayan vampire style. While doing research that had nothing to do with Mayan vampires, renowned Maya scholar David Stuart unleashed a nuclear truth bomb, ruthlessly ending the world…as we know it…when it comes to what ancient civilizations had to say about specific dates in the future.
Stuart, also a University of Texas at Austin Mesoamerican art history professor, actually discovered and said all this stuff about six months ago, but as a website, we know people forget things, and timeliness of subject is sometimes a bigger draw than timeliness of the actual occurrence. Holy shit, I just unleashed some truth of my own.
He was brought to the ruins of La Corona in the jungles of Guatemala in April and May to study staircase risers found at a Maya court residence, whose inscriptions depicted a visit by the powerful Calakmul ruler, Yuknoom Yich’aak K’ahk’, who’d just been defeated in battle, but was reassuring the local population that he was not dead or captured as feared. It is the longest piece of text ever found in Guatemala. This was in 696 BCE.