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August 11th, 3114 BC (Gregorian) = Sept 6th, 3114 BC (Julian)

and the end of the Mayan Long Count or the 13 baktuns which are 144,000 days each =

Dec. 21st, 2012 (Gregorian) = Dec 8th, 2012 (Julian)

Both the Gregorian and Julian calendars account for leap years. That is why the Gregorian is 365.2425 solar year and the Julian calendar is 365.25 solar year. That means, every 4 years or .25 + .25 +.25 +.25 = 1 leap year.

But the Mayan calendar didn't account for leap years. It had the solar Haab calendar, which was 365 solar days.

The Real Deal: How the Mayan Calendar Works

"The second calendar was the Haab', or secular calendar, which lasted 365 days but did not account for the extra quarter-day it takes the Earth to revolve around the sun. (The modern calendar accounts for this fraction by adding a day to February every four years, the reason we have leap years.) That means the calendar wandered a bit in relation to the seasons."

[www.livescience.com]

So researchers trying to figure out the Mayan calendar end date end up using a calendar, both the Julian and Gregorian, which include leap years and the Mayan Haab solar calendar doesn't???? Now that doesn't make any sense to try to calculate the true end date!!!

Post Edited (23-Dec-14 22:48)

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The Mayan Calendar is off by 3 1/2 years! 2463 Revelator Stargate 23-Dec-14 21:08
Re: The Mayan Calendar is off by 3 1/2 years! 1348 Revelator Stargate 23-Dec-14 21:15
Re: The Mayan Calendar is off by 3 1/2 years! 1362 carolb 23-Dec-14 21:35
Re: The Mayan Calendar is off by 3 1/2 years! 1315 Revelator Stargate 23-Dec-14 22:06
Re: The Mayan Calendar is off by 3 1/2 years! 1206 Hanslune 23-Dec-14 21:46
Re: The Mayan Calendar is off by 3 1/2 years! 1276 Revelator Stargate 23-Dec-14 22:19
Re: The Mayan Calendar is off by 3 1/2 years! 1268 Hanslune 24-Dec-14 02:46
Re: The Mayan Calendar is off by 3 1/2 years! 1357 Revelator Stargate 23-Dec-14 22:09
Re: The Mayan Calendar is off by 3 1/2 years! 1216 Revelator Stargate 23-Dec-14 22:30
Re: The Mayan Calendar is off by 3 1/2 years! 1226 Revelator Stargate 23-Dec-14 22:33
Re: The Mayan Calendar is off by 3 1/2 years! 1240 Revelator Stargate 23-Dec-14 22:42
Re: The Mayan Calendar is off by 3 1/2 years! 1168 Revelator Stargate 23-Dec-14 22:45
Re: The Mayan Calendar is off by 3 1/2 years! 3627 Revelator Stargate 23-Dec-14 23:02
Re: The Mayan Calendar is off by 3 1/2 years! 1122 Revelator Stargate 23-Dec-14 23:07
Re: The Mayan Calendar is off by 3 1/2 years! 1245 Richard Fusniak 24-Dec-14 20:02
Re: The Mayan Calendar is off by 3 1/2 years! 1231 thirdpal 26-Dec-14 02:57
Re: The Mayan Calendar is off by 3 1/2 years! 1080 Revelator Stargate 23-Dec-14 23:38
Re: The Mayan Calendar is off by 3 1/2 years! 1143 Revelator Stargate 23-Dec-14 23:43
They couldn't even predict their own end 1157 Skatha 23-Dec-14 23:45
Re: They couldn't even predict their own end 1200 Revelator Stargate 23-Dec-14 23:49
Re: They couldn't even predict their own end 1185 Revelator Stargate 24-Dec-14 00:20
Re: They couldn't even predict their own end 1167 Skatha 24-Dec-14 00:37
Re: They couldn't even predict their own end 1075 Revelator Stargate 24-Dec-14 00:44
Re: They couldn't even predict their own end 1234 carolb 24-Dec-14 00:48
Re: They couldn't even predict their own end 1241 Revelator Stargate 24-Dec-14 00:52
Re: They couldn't even predict their own end 1183 Eddie Larry 24-Dec-14 03:07
Mythological date may be off by 50 to 100 years. 1188 Richard Fusniak 24-Dec-14 09:30
Re: They couldn't even predict their own end 1114 Paoputzu 24-Dec-14 01:06
Re: The Mayan Calendar is off by 3 1/2 years! 1126 Revelator Stargate 24-Dec-14 18:16
Re: The Mayan Calendar 1358 Patrick Geryl 30-Jan-16 11:31
Re: The Mayan Calendar is off by 3 1/2 years! 1160 Patrick Geryl 30-Jan-16 11:35
Re: The Mayan Calendar is off by 3 1/2 years! 1098 opiehl 27-Feb-16 08:02
Re: The Mayan Calendar is off by 3 1/2 years! 1151 Buildreps 27-Feb-16 08:57
Here is everything edited together 1060 Patrick Geryl 27-Feb-16 09:01
Re: Here is everything edited together 1124 Patrick Geryl 27-Feb-16 09:02
Re: The Mayan Calendar is off by 3 1/2 years! 1098 Patrick Geryl 27-Feb-16 09:03
Re: The Mayan Calendar 1526 Patrick Geryl 27-Feb-16 09:05
Re: The Mayan Calendar is off by 3 1/2 years! 1059 Kritter Crate 06-Mar-16 11:53
Re: The Mayan Calendar is off by 3 1/2 years! 1176 Patrick Geryl 08-Mar-16 08:01
Re: The Mayan Calendar is off by 3 1/2 years! 1173 Kritter Crate 09-Mar-16 12:30
Re: The Mayan Calendar is off by 3 1/2 years! 1096 Buildreps 18-Mar-16 19:50
Re: The Mayan Calendar 1244 Patrick Geryl 19-Mar-16 07:28

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