The Mayan Calendar, a marvel of calculation produced by the ancient world. While popular belief suggest the calendar ominously ends on the 21st of December 2012 recent archaeological discoveries may have found the missing years.
The location of this latest discovery is the Mayan city Xultzn, rediscovered nearly a century ago the city has largely remained unexcavated till now.
Funded by Nation Geographic a team has begun the excavation of Xultzn. Led by William Saturno of Boston University, the team has unearthed a small pyramid structure that appears to be the home or workshop of the local town scribe and astronomer. With three walls covered in glyphs, inscriptions and calculations for various Mayan calendars, the workshop is a treasure trove for archaeologists.
Saturno and his team began their excavations at the Xultzn site in 2010. The entire Xultzn city in Guatemala’s Peten region covers an area of 12-square-mile (31-square-kilometer), encompassing thousands of structures. A sprawling complex with many structures still to be uncovered.