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Mayan Calendar

People waiting in the night the end of the world in Bugarach village.The small village of Bugarach in the foothills of Pyrenees is,according to a prophecy of an ancient Mayan calendar,the only place on Earth saved from apocalypse on the evening of December 21,2012 on December 20, 2012 in Bugarach, France. Miviludes,the French Governement's dedicated sect watchdog,are investigating the likelihood of apocalyptic sect activity or ritualised suicides due to the prophecy.  (Photo by Patrick Aventurier/Getty Images)

Apocalypse Predictions Are Nothing New: A Look At Doomsday Theories

The Mayan 2012 prophecy says that a series of cataclysmic events will destroy the planet on Friday — December 21, 2012 — the date when the Mayan calendar officially ends.

12/21/2012

People waiting in the night the end of the world in Bugarach village.The small village of Bugarach in the foothills of Pyrenees is,according to a prophecy of an ancient Mayan calendar,the only place on Earth saved from apocalypse on the evening of December 21,2012 on December 20, 2012 in Bugarach, France. Miviludes,the French Governement's dedicated sect watchdog,are investigating the likelihood of apocalyptic sect activity or ritualised suicides due to the prophecy.  (Photo by Patrick Aventurier/Getty Images)

Apocalypse Predictions Are Nothing New: A Look Back At Doomsday Theories

Doomsday worrywarts have a long history of predicting the end of the world. From biblical times to the present day, there have been many scenarios of our ultimate demise.

10/20/2011

Doomsday

The Apocalypse: It’s Nothing New

Doomsday worrywarts have a long history of predicting the end of the world. From biblical times to the present day, there have been many scenarios of our ultimate demise.

05/21/2011