With the movie “2012” coming out next weekend, we have plenty of TV specials exploring the Mayan prophecies of doom and gloom. National Geographic Channel will have its own special on Sunday looking into these prophecies.
2012: COUNTDOWN TO ARMAGEDDON
Sunday, November 8 at 8PM ET/PT
National Geographic Channel examines the evidence behind the Maya calendar prophecies in 2012: Countdown to Armageddon, premiering Sunday, November 8, 2009, at 8 p.m. ET/PT. Follow Princeton University scientist Adam Maloof to three continents on a detective story that spans eons — with clues embedded in the oldest rocks on the planet. Is there evidence of global upheaval on a massive scale? What can be gleaned from the technically advanced celestial orientation of the Maya ruins? What were the Maya hoping to record in their comprehensive astronomy text called the Dresden Codex? And does a discovery from a melting glacier offer provocative signs of devastating change in ancient Maya times?
In addition to the photos and videos from the program, you can also check out our “Ends of the Earth” hub for other theories and programs on the topic, including interactive features illustrating various scenarios.
Cameraman Thomas Sassenberg and Director / Executive Producer Andreas Gutzeit atop the Temple of the Warriors (Templo de los Guerreros) in Chichén Itzá, Yucatán, Mexico. (Photo Credit: © Story House Productions)
Video “Maya Doomsday Prophecy” – The Maya calendar will end on December 21, 2012. Are we three years from the end of the world?
Video “The Maya’s Lost Civilization” – The abrupt abandonment of the Maya’s great cities has stumped scholars for centuries.
Video “A Climate Event to End Time” – Could a sudden climate shift that took place 5,200 years ago tell us more about what the Maya predicted for 2012?
I’m not sure if I believe these, but hopefully, we’ll all be alive when the day comes and goes.