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Mayan Academy of Ancient Astronomy

Xultun, Guatemala

Ancient Maya Astronomic Workshop

In the steamy jungles of Guatemala, a team of archeologists led by Boston University’s William Saturno returned in 2011 to a little known site named Xultun.

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Archeology

Mayan Calendar - The Longest Count

The ancient Mayans had the world’s most accurate calendar.

Many dates carved at Mayan ruins reveal how Mayan civilization used calendars. This calendar called the “Count of Baktuns” keeps a continuous count of days from the beginning of the last Great Cycle, when the Mayas say our current human race was created. 821 more words

Archeology