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The Mayas Do Not Prophesize the End of the World

April 6, 2010

By: Ligia María

Translated from Spanish; original version below.


Versión original en Español, abajo

Mexico City.  February 6th 2010.The director of Center and Middle America studies of the Estate University of Russia of Human Sciences indicated that the Mayas do not speak about death on 2012, only about droughts.

The director of the Center of Middle America studies,  “Yuri Knórosov” of the Estate University of Russia of Human Sciences, the lady Galina Ershova, affirmed that the end of the world was not prognosticated in the prophesies of the  Mayan culture.

During the masterly conference “The Mayas´ live through the hieroglyphic texts” in front of students of the Autonomous University of Nuevo Leon, México (UANL). Doctor Ershova, specified that the Mayan theory only prognosticated droughts and diseases in the next 20 years from its writing moment.

She emphasized that the astronomic texts do not say anything about any prophecy, “Astronomic texts refer to real and very specific things, nothing of Cosmo vision or deaths on 2012, they simply talk about droughts”.

The Russian academic Historian specialized on the study of ancient civilizations, cultures and languages of the New World and particularly in Mayan culture and writing, said that the astronomic texts only focus in the space of humanity’s life.

“The Mayas did not talk about that in their prophecies in any text, they were smarter than that,” emphasized the author of more than 200 scientific articles in art, literature, and more than eight books about Mayan writing, history and archeoastronomy.

She explained that in order to decipher the Mayan hieroglyphic the Russian pioneer Yury Knórosov, had to used a mathematic model, 365 signs of syllabic phonetic writing, and the 29 signs of Diego de Landa in order to understand the Maya world.

She mentioned that the studies done in Russia were based in real facts, not in versions that offend the cultural patrimony of an indigenous pueblo.

“The education of a classic European culture  let Yury Knorosov got like in the water to decipher the Mayan writing, so I was fascinated with my compatriot , and I wanted  to share this work  with him also” she said.

Galina Ershova indicated that in her work they analyze Mayan life through the ancient texts, not through stupid things that appear in movies, like the one of Mel Gibson, which offended the Mayan culture because he talked about the ancestor Maya’s life, when they are using all the current things in Yucatan and Quintana Roo. It is foolishness,” she said.

She said also that “The Mayan texts are not only one vision of the universe; they are a reflection about ourselves in order to realize how the world we are living in as it is.”


Spanish Version. Versión en Español.


Ciudad de México, 6 de Febrero del 2010.- Estudiosos rusos descartaron aquí que los mayas hayan profetizado el fin del mundo, idea que se les ha atribuido, tomando como base su calendario que concluye en 12 de diciembre de 2012.

Puede encontrar esta noticia en español en el siguiente link:

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