|Mayan screen-fold codices|
The Maya codices are screenfold books painted on paper made from the bark of the fig tree. They were produced by coating the paper with a stucco wash and then painting it with glyphs and pictures. The Madrid Codex is the longest, measuring approximately 22 feet in length. It consists of 56 leaves painted on both sides, or 112 pages. The Dresden Codex contains 74 pages, whereas the Paris and Grolier codices are much smaller (24 and 10 pages, respectively). They are believed to be fragments of what were once longer screenfolds.
The hieroglyphic texts recorded in the codices are written in the script used throughout the lowland Maya area from the 2nd century A.D. to the 15th century. This area was occupied by Yucatec and Ch’olan-speaking populations at the time of Spanish contact in the early 16th century.
I do not believe that Dec 21, 2012 will bring the end of the world but I do believe that all of 2012 is an important year for mankind. Much will be revealed. In the few short months just prior to the start of the new year we have experienced an all time high in UFO sightings, decoded ancient texts and now discovered ancient Mayan Artifacts of major importance. There are a few things we can be certain of regarding 2012, the sun is entering into the eleven year peak sun cycle, we can expect larger than normal solar flares which could potentially disrupt our power grids, extreme weather will be our new normal and our fragile tectonic plates will shake the earth like we have not seen for many years. To say 2012 will be an interesting year would be an understatement.
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