Essays Tagged: "Maya calendar"

The Ancient Mayan Calander

On August 13th, 3114BC the Mayan calendars started to turn and it has been turning ever since. The Mayans are known for their o ... d bring unbalance to the Universe and result in the destruction of the human race.To understand the Mayan's obsession with their calendar, one has to first look at their religious beliefs. To start wi ... at is what their gods used to form the fifth creation of humans still alive today.It is because the Mayans believe that we are the fifth creation, that they are so obsessed with time and their calenda ...

(2 pages) 53 0 4.3 Feb/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History

Mayan Astronomy

Mayan Astronomy At a time when the homogeneousness of science and spirituality was virtually nonexis ... eousness of science and spirituality was virtually nonexistent in flourishing Christian Europe, the Mayans had developed a spiritual and literal view of their world based upon physical sciences and as ... al and literal view of their world based upon physical sciences and astronomy. Mathematically based Mayan astronomy, at its' advanced level, allowed ancient Mayans to live in a society where physical ...

(2 pages) 17 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: History Term Papers > Central & Southamerican History

The Mayas and their calendar: The two Theories

e today. A culture that influenced a lot the way we're living now despite its late discovery is the Mayas. They are one of the best known ancient civilizations thanks to their remarkable constructions ... thanks to their remarkable constructions and talent in art but principally for their calendar. The Mayas had the most accurate calendar made at that time. They actually had two calendars which they u ...

(5 pages) 11 0 0.0 Oct/2006

Subjects: History Term Papers > Central & Southamerican History