There are many people interested to acquire understanding about the Mayan culture due to the large amount of talk that are being made from their prediction about doomsday occurring on 21st December 2012. This idea has made people to know about their lifestyle, culture, habits, knowledge, and various other understanding about the Mayan culture aspects. Mayan culture existed between 400 BC and 1000 AD. This civilization lasted for 1400 years and had witnessed great development in various fields. They also had wonderful understanding about nature that has made it possible for them to build great monuments. One of the most recognizable monuments among all of those is pyramid that symbolizes their belief that cosmos consisted of nine underworlds or nine different stories. Various aspects of Mayan civilization such as their ability to understand nature, religious beliefs, astronomy, technological aspects and many more are illustrated below.
Proficiency in astronomy and mathematics
One of the most stunning aspects that make this Mayan civilization more advance than other at that period of time is their intellectual skills in understanding various aspects of astronomy. They closely observed various planets and stars. Their study about movement of star and planets made it possible for them to devise two calendars. Another important ability of Mayan people is their proficiency in mathematics. They had wonderful numerical ability and first to introduce 0 in number system. The deep excavation that was made at Mexican regions provided good level of understanding about the Mayan culture. They also devised a wonderful solid wood mechanical calculator that was able to detect the occurrence of doomsday on 21st December 2012.
Mayan people accomplished many inventions that made the civilization extremely advanced. Apart from discovering mechanical calculator, they also knew how to manufacture rubber. Thus, they were aware about the process of laying roads at that point of time itself. They also devised wonderful tools that assisted them in making beautiful artworks and sculptures. They had supreme labor power who were able to work in a powerful manner and contributed lots to the society
Mayan people view about doomsday
According to Mayan calendar, there are number of cycles through which life revolves around in earth. Each cycle is expected to last around 5000 years. End of each cycle does not signify end of world and this only means that there is going to be beginning of new era. Their mechanical calculator indicated that present life would come to a standstill on December 21st 2012 called as doomsday. Though most of the scientists deny any such events occurring in future, there are few scientists who are giving some reasons for such kind of possibility in future. This event might be triggered by several causes such as meteor fall, radiation entering earth’s surface and many others. Thus, understanding about the Mayan culture provides idea about their cultural thoughts, lifestyle, and ideas about existence of world. The demise of Mayan civilization still remains as a mystery that will be uncoded by scientists in future.