New Revelations on the Complexity of the Maya Calendar

May 9, 2023

In new research published in the journal Ancient Mesoamerica, Anthropologists John Linden and Victoria Bricker have found a pattern which matches the synoptic tables of all visible planets Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn. It takes 819 days or 45 years for the calendar to align with these planets.

the 819-day count envisioned it as a larger calendar system that could be used for predictions of all the visible planet’s synodic periods.”

This discovery highlights the advanced understanding the Maya had of the night sky to create a sophisticated calendar system that not only tracked time but also allowed them to predict the positions of the visible planets in the sky.

Spacechatter has the report here;

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