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"Like all solar calendars of every advanced civilization that has come to develop one, there are certain basic similarities; such as, a need to keep track of the seasons for agriculture, and one perplexing problem which has always existed through the ages. Because the actual length of time it takes for our Sun to re-appear in its exact same positions as seen from Earth is slightly longer than 365 days, periodic adjustments are needed to keep an accumulation of the yearly calendar counts in alignment with the Earth's true revolutions around the Sun. The ancient Mayans approached this problem differently than what we do today. Instead of adding a leap year every 4 years, they subtracted 13 days every 52 years. The Haab calendar has an error of only 1 day in 6729 years, while our modern calendar has an error of just 1 day in 3236 years."

[mayan-calendar.org]

You can see, the Mayan calendar is much more accurate then are modern Gregorian calendar. Instead of adding a leap year every 4 years, they subtracted 13 days every 52 years or a calendar round cycle.



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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! 1314 Revelator Stargate 23-Dec-14 22:06
Re: The Mayan Calendar is off by 3 1/2 years! 1205 Hanslune 23-Dec-14 21:46
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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
Re: The Mayan Calendar is off by 3 1/2 years! 1214 Revelator Stargate 23-Dec-14 22:30
Re: The Mayan Calendar is off by 3 1/2 years! 1224 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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