Doomsday prediction spurs Mayan-related spending surge

The Oklahoman Editorial Published: November 28, 2012
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Any Winter Solstice, not just the one in 2012, is probably a good time for northerners to walk the sandy beaches of central America. But what do the descendants of the Mayans think? Felipe Gomez, leader of Maya alliance, said, “We are speaking out against deceit, lies and twisting of the truth, and turning us into folklore-for-profit.”

The Guatemalan Culture Ministry expects that as many as 90,000 people will visit in December. One package includes a 28-day bike tour in central America with tickets priced at $5,300.

The deceit Gomez mentions refers to New Age interpretations of the Mayan calendar, as opposed to what the Mayans themselves believed would happen this year. The Golden Age for Mayans ended before 1000 A.D. Apparently, though, some gold is still being mined from their ancient calendar.

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