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Being a German engineer, 50, living in Mexico and new in this forum I´ve spend a lot of time trying to understand the Mayan calendar, but something does not fit well together from my point of view.

What I don´t understand in all explanations and theories is, how the Mayans tried to coordinate the 260 day calendar of the 13/20 rings to a 365 days ring, even they knew that the earth year is 365.25 days. As I understood they had each year a time correction of 6 hours, starting days at morning, noon, evening and night. The Mayan culture is always described, that they had very detailed astronomic skills and related their life and year to stars constellation. So where did they take the numbers 13 and 20 from.

Hoping that these questions won´t appear too stupid I look forward to receive any response.

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The Mayan Calendar is off by 3 1/2 years! 2460 Revelator Stargate 23-Dec-14 21:08
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Re: The Mayan Calendar is off by 3 1/2 years! 1266 Hanslune 24-Dec-14 02:46
Re: The Mayan Calendar is off by 3 1/2 years! 1356 Revelator Stargate 23-Dec-14 22:09
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Re: The Mayan Calendar is off by 3 1/2 years! 1225 Revelator Stargate 23-Dec-14 22:33
Re: The Mayan Calendar is off by 3 1/2 years! 1239 Revelator Stargate 23-Dec-14 22:42
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Re: The Mayan Calendar is off by 3 1/2 years! 3619 Revelator Stargate 23-Dec-14 23:02
Re: The Mayan Calendar is off by 3 1/2 years! 1120 Revelator Stargate 23-Dec-14 23:07
Re: The Mayan Calendar is off by 3 1/2 years! 1243 Richard Fusniak 24-Dec-14 20:02
Re: The Mayan Calendar is off by 3 1/2 years! 1229 thirdpal 26-Dec-14 02:57
Re: The Mayan Calendar is off by 3 1/2 years! 1079 Revelator Stargate 23-Dec-14 23:38
Re: The Mayan Calendar is off by 3 1/2 years! 1141 Revelator Stargate 23-Dec-14 23:43
They couldn't even predict their own end 1156 Skatha 23-Dec-14 23:45
Re: They couldn't even predict their own end 1199 Revelator Stargate 23-Dec-14 23:49
Re: They couldn't even predict their own end 1184 Revelator Stargate 24-Dec-14 00:20
Re: They couldn't even predict their own end 1166 Skatha 24-Dec-14 00:37
Re: They couldn't even predict their own end 1073 Revelator Stargate 24-Dec-14 00:44
Re: They couldn't even predict their own end 1233 carolb 24-Dec-14 00:48
Re: They couldn't even predict their own end 1239 Revelator Stargate 24-Dec-14 00:52
Re: They couldn't even predict their own end 1181 Eddie Larry 24-Dec-14 03:07
Mythological date may be off by 50 to 100 years. 1187 Richard Fusniak 24-Dec-14 09:30
Re: They couldn't even predict their own end 1111 Paoputzu 24-Dec-14 01:06
Re: The Mayan Calendar is off by 3 1/2 years! 1125 Revelator Stargate 24-Dec-14 18:16
Re: The Mayan Calendar 1356 Patrick Geryl 30-Jan-16 11:31
Re: The Mayan Calendar is off by 3 1/2 years! 1157 Patrick Geryl 30-Jan-16 11:35
Re: The Mayan Calendar is off by 3 1/2 years! 1096 opiehl 27-Feb-16 08:02
Re: The Mayan Calendar is off by 3 1/2 years! 1150 Buildreps 27-Feb-16 08:57
Here is everything edited together 1059 Patrick Geryl 27-Feb-16 09:01
Re: Here is everything edited together 1122 Patrick Geryl 27-Feb-16 09:02
Re: The Mayan Calendar is off by 3 1/2 years! 1096 Patrick Geryl 27-Feb-16 09:03
Re: The Mayan Calendar 1523 Patrick Geryl 27-Feb-16 09:05
Re: The Mayan Calendar is off by 3 1/2 years! 1057 Kritter Crate 06-Mar-16 11:53
Re: The Mayan Calendar is off by 3 1/2 years! 1174 Patrick Geryl 08-Mar-16 08:01
Re: The Mayan Calendar is off by 3 1/2 years! 1172 Kritter Crate 09-Mar-16 12:30
Re: The Mayan Calendar is off by 3 1/2 years! 1091 Buildreps 18-Mar-16 19:50
Re: The Mayan Calendar 1242 Patrick Geryl 19-Mar-16 07:28


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