The Maya civilisation in Central America existed from about 500 BC to 1,500 AD. At the beginning of this century, a hype arose around the idea that the Maya had predicted doomsday by the end of 2012. This was caused by the fact that the Long Count of the Maya calendar ended on 21 December, 2012. The Maya Long Count had started in 3,114 BC, well before the emergence of the Maya civilisation. The end of times turned out not to be predestined for late 2012 after all, but the question remains what the Maya Long Count should represent?

In this second essay of the ‘5 december project’ it will be elaborated that the Maya Long Count is in reality a tool that belongs to our calendar and has its origin in ancient Mesopotamia. With this tool, relevant cosmic catastrophes can be dated in the Julian calendar. This is the case for the cosmic impact that left behind the huge Hiawatha Crater on Greenland. In the first essay it is elaborated that this impact was dated on 5 December, 10,876 BC in the (fictitious) Julian calendar. But surprisingly, the Maya Long Count also seems to be related to a cosmic impact in the third millennium BC, that left the Umm al Binni crater in Southern Iraq. This will be explained in a seperate third essay. To understand the matter, it is essential for the reader to first read the essay on the Julian calendar before continue reading here.

**The Gregorian Adjustment and the Maya Long Count**

Day 1 of the Maya calendar fell in the Julian calendar on 7 September, 3.114 BC. The Maya Long Count lasted 1,872,000 days. When this number is divided by the solar year of 365.2422 days, it results in a duration of 5125.3661 years.

Relevant with regard to fitting the length of the Maya Long Count into our calendar, is that the Vatican changed the Julian calendar in the year 1,582 AD under Pope Gregory XIII. The calendar was pushed forward to re-align with the solar year. This happened because the Julian calendar, averaging 365.25 days per year, is 0.0078 years longer than the solar year of 365.2422. The Julian calendar thus fell one day behind the actual solar year every 128.205 years. Winter solstices in the years shortly before 1,582 AD therefore occurred on 11 or 12 december. This contrasts to the years around the beginning of the Christian era, when winter solstices took place on 23 or 24 december in the Julian calendar.

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365.25 – 365.2422 = 0,0078 days

1 / 0.0078 = 128.205 days

But this adjustment in 1,582 AD by the Vatican has fallen two days short compared to the position of the Julian calendar at the beginning of the Christian era. As such, the winter solstices in the current Gregorian calendar fall on 21 or 22 December, instead of 23 and 24 December. Accordingly, the Maya Long Count would have terminated at 23 December instead of 21 December 2,012, if the Vatican would have adjusted the calendar in 1,582 AD, to the position it had at the beginning of the Christian era.

The reason for the missing two days is unknown. But those who have read the first essay will understand that the Vatican does not accidentally make these kinds of crucial adjustments to the calendar. As such, these missing two days allow for the length of the Maya Long Count in the context of the Christian calendars, to be artificially shortened by roughly two days; from 5125.3661 years to 5125.36 years rounded. And with **5125.36 years** will be counted in this essay.

Additionally, the starting point of the Maya Long Count according to the proleptic Gregorian calendar was 11 August, 3,114 BC.

**The Precession of the Equinoxes**

First, let’s take a closer look at the most important astronomical concept from ancient times: the Precession of the Equinoxes. The idea behind this concept is that due to the rotation of the Earth’s axis, the Earth goes through a long astronomical cycle, where the vernal equinox moves past the known twelve constellations in 25,776 years. However, the order in which these constellations are passed, goes in the opposite direction to the well known annual cycle. For the past 2,000 years or so, we are in the Age of Pisces. This followed the Age of Aries. After the Age of Pisces, the Age of Aquarius will follow in the course of the next century.

Often in literature 72 years is used for one degree on the Precession cycle. This would mean that it takes an average of 2,160 years (30 degrees x 72 years) for one of the twelve signs of the Zodiac to completely pass. But the number 72 is symbolic. In reality, one degree on the Precession Cycle is estimated by astronomers at 71.6 years. Thus, it takes an average of 2,148 years before one of the zodiac signs has passed. The total cycle along the twelve zodiac signs is therefore 25,776 years (12 x 2,148 years) when one degree on the Precession Cycle is assumed to be exactly 71.6 years.

b)

c)

71.6 years x 30 degrees = 2,148 years

2,148 x12 = 71.6 years x 360 degrees = 25,776 years

It follows that an exact half Precession cycle lasts 12,888 years (6 x 2,148 years). This is interesting regarding the calculated date for the Younger Dryas impact: if we go back in time half a precession cycle of 12,888 years from the end of the Maya Long Count at the winter solstice of 2,012, we arrive at the winter solstice at the end of 10,877 BC. That happened to be the last winter solstice before the date calculated for the Younger Dryas impact in the first essay on 5 December, 10,876 BC.

But that doesn’t seem to be a coincidence: just pay attention to the numbers in front of the decimal point of the length of the Maya Long Count of a total of 5125.36 years: 512 (5 December) and 125 (December 5th)! The calendar of Mesoamerican antiquity thus represents in its length in years, the Deluge date from the Julian calendar: the fifth day of the twelfth month.

The question is, of course, whether one in Antiquity could estimate the Precession Cycle at exactly 25,776 years and know that one degree on the eclipse lasts 71.6 years? Nevertheless, it seems that this estimate of 71.6 years for a degree on the Precession cycle is hidden in the length of the Maya Long Count. It is striking that the Maya Long Count of 5125.36 years is equal to 71.6 years squared (5126.56) minus exactly 1.2 years.

d)

e)

5125.36 = ( 71.6 )² – 1.2

( 71.6 )² = 5126.56

When this 1.2 years is omitted, the resulting number 5126.56 shows the Deluge dates for west and east as calculated in the first essay. At the moment of the impact on Greenland in the late afternoon of 5 December, 10,876 BC, it was already late in the evening of 5 December (512) in Europe. In the East (Babylon) it was even shortly after midnight on December 6 (126) at the time of the impact on Greenland. In 5126.56, the numbers 5 and 6 repeat themselves one more time after the decimal point in the same order.

**A check with Marduk**

That the Maya Long Count is a tool belonging to the Julian calendar is supported by more calculations. The difference between the average Julian calendar year of 365.25 days and the solar year of 365.2422 days is 0.0078 days. When the length of the Maya Long Count of 5125.36 years is multiplied by these 0.0078 days, it results in almost the sacred number of forty days; namely 39.977 days. It means that over a period of 5125.36 years, the calendar moves back a total of 39.977 days compared to the real solar year, as the calendar is 0.0078 days slower than the solar year.

f)

g)

h)

365.25 – 365.2422 = 0.0078 days

0.0078 days x 5125.36 = 39.977 days

39.977 days = 40 days – 33 min – 7.2 sec

This number of 39.977 days equals 40 days, minus 33 minutes and 7.2 seconds. It is striking that the number combination 40, 33 and 7.2, in this order, can also be found in the local impact time on the early morning of 6 December, 10,876 BC in Babylon. In the first essay it is shown that at the location of the centre of the great Ziggurat (temple), it was 00h:39m:27,072s on 6 December during the cosmic impact on Greenland in 10,876 BC.

This local impact time in Babylon in 10,876 BC equals 40 minutes, minus 33 seconds, plus 7.2 hundredths of a second. The quantities and signs are different, but the number sequence 40, 33 and 7.2 is exactly the same as in the above calculation of the calendar shift during 5125.36 years. And that exactly on the spot where the centre of the great Ziggurat was built; where the Babylonian supreme god Marduk (Jupiter) had his cubicle on the top.

**The Maya Long Count and the Master Number 22**

The above is nevertheless a typical coincidence with number combinations that we see again and again in the Deluge model. In the first essay it was shown, that the numbers 666, 512 or 72 pop up automatically as a kind of confirmation codes, when the right path has been taken. The number 666 apparently functions as a doom number, 512 refers to the Deluge Model and 72 is the Precession number. And then the numbers 33 and 40 now also appear.

The number 33 is the highest of the three Master Numbers, 11, 22 and 33, according to the Greek philosopher Pythagoras. The funny thing is that when 39.977 days are counted back from the exact starting point of a calendar year, **22 November** is reached. Or **22-11** at **00h:33m:7.2s**.

i)

j)

365 – 39.977 = 325.023 days

0.023 x 24 hours = 0.552 hours = 33 minutes and 7.2 seconds

And so we see the three Master Numbers showing up in the date and time. The time **00h:33m:7.2s on 22 November** is important in the Deluge model as will become clear in third essay. But it will also become clear that the Master Number 22 is an important key of the Deluge model. Already in the first essay it was noted that the individual numbers from the Deluge year 10,876 BC. add up to 22. The same goes for the individual numbers in the 666.4 years, marking the time span between the first observation of the star Sirius in Egypt and the Deluge year, and the associated code 6664 that was found to be hidden in the location of the Jupiter temple in Rome. And it also applies to the individual numbers in the Mayan cycle of 5,125.36 years. But there will soon be more to do with the number 22.

k)

10,876 BC. = 1+0+8+7+6 = 22

5,125.36 = 5+1+2+5+3+6 = 22

666.4 = 6 + 6 + 6 + 4 = 22

But the number 40 is of course also a sacred number. Moses roamed the desert for 40 years for a reason. And Jesus fasted for 40 days in the desert. But what does the number 40 have to do with the Deluge?

**Mount Ararat and the Meter**

According to the Flood myth in the Old Testament, Noah floated for 40 days and nights in an ark with a capacity of nearly 40 thousand cubic meters. Noah eventually parked his ark on the Mount Ararat, the sacred mountain north of Mesopotamia. The height in meters of Mount Ararat of 5,137 meters is striking. According to the English Wikipedia page of the Ararat, this seems to include a snow layer of 12 meters. Without this snow layer, the height of Ararat in meters is therefore equal to the length in years of the Maya Long Count: 5,125. Is this a coincidence?

The next question is of course: how did ‘the meter’ ever come about? By dividing the height of Ararat so that it comes to 5,137 units? That could well be: by dividing the circumference of the Earth of 40,077 kilometers by a million times the height of the Ararat of 5,137 meters we arrive at 0.0078: the difference between the average calendar year of 365.25 days and the solar year of 365.2422 days, but in this case expressed in meters. Clearly, there are a lot of numerical coincidences around the Ararat, the Maya Long Count and our calendar.

l)

40,077 / 5,137 x 1,000,000 = 0.0078

But also notice how the number 40,077, which represents the circumference of the Earth, relates to the number 39,977, which represents the calendar shift in days during the Maya Long Count. It is shown below that when the circumference of the Earth is divided by a million, the difference from the calendar shift in days is exactly 0.1.

m)

40.077 / 1,000,000 – 0.1 = 39.977

The length of the Maya Long Count in years is thus equal to the height of the Ararat in meters, minus 12 meters. But the length of the Maya Long Count was also equal to 71.6 years squared minus 1.2 years. Astonishing about these numbers is that the heart of the city of Babylon was built literally 7.16 degrees south and 0.12 degrees east of the peak of Mount Ararat. When you make this calculation using Google Maps (choose terrain option) from the peak of Ararat at 39.702215 N and 44.2986 E, you arrive at the eastern bank of the old course of the Euphrates. This was right in front of the royal palace in Babylon at 32.5422 NB and 44.4186 EL. Incidentally, it is also the palace where Alexander the Great died in 323 BC. Please note: Babylon is believed to have been founded sometime around 2,200 BC. However, it is unknown when the temples and the palace were built.

But it is noticeable that the numbers 716 and 12 are repeated. As mentioned, 716 refers to the Precession Cycle, but is more exact than the symbolic number 72. The number 12 probably refers to the number of astrological ages during the Precession Cycle. In the third essay, however, it will become clear that the Euphrates/Palace location in Babylon, in connection with the discussed 22 November date, is a key location in the Deluge model.

**Number tricks with the height of the Ararat**

The height of the Ararat can be used for a few more number tricks. But to do this, a variant of a Sexagesimal (60) system must be used. When the elevation of Ararat of 5,137 (meter) is divided by six times the latitude of the centre of the Hiawatha crater at 78.726 degrees, the result is 10.875272.

n)

5,137 / (6 x 78.726) = 10.875272

This is, of course, almost equal to the sequence of numbers of the Deluge date (5 December, 10,876 BC) which, expressed in decimals, fell on 10.875072 millennia before our era. When the number 10.875272, on the other hand, is assumed to be millennia BC and converted to a date, it leads to 24 September, 10,876 BC. This happened to be the date on which the autumnal equinox occurred at the beginning of the Christian era in the Julian calendar (and thus in the fictitous Julian calender). But on 24 September it is also 73 days, or exactly 0.2 years, before the Deluge date on 5 December.

o)

365 – 0.272 x 365 = 365 – 99.28 = 265.72 dagen

265.72 dagen = 24 september, 17h:16m:48s

The reverse route can also be taken: when the latitude of the center of the Hiawatha crater at 78.726 degrees is multiplied by six times the Deluge date in millennia BC of 10.875072, then 5136.90 comes rolling out. In this way it is just 10 centimeters, or 0.1 meters, short of the height of the Ararat of 5,137 meters.

p)

78,726 x 6 x 10.875072 = 5136.90

In addition, with a trick, and also with a variant of the sexagesimal system, the sacred number 40 can be obtained as a deviation from the height of the Ararat. To this end, first of all, the number 39,977 is used, which represents the shift in days of the calendar during the Maya Long Count. And then 10 x pi (3,1416), or 31,416, is subtracted from it. The result of this is 8,561. Then multiplying this by 600 leads to 5,136.60; or just 40 centimeters shy of 5,137.

q)

39.977 – 31.416 = 8.561

8.561 x 600 = 5136.60

All in all, in this way it becomes clear that the Maya Long Count is a kind of magic numberbox, containing information about the cosmic impact on 5 December, 10,876 BC. Moreover, the above numerical connections with Mount Ararat and Babylon indicate that the Maya Long Count is from ancient Mesopotamia. But the idea that the Deluge model is related to Babylon, of course, was already apparent in the first essay. The word magic, by the way, refers to ‘magi’. This is how the priest astronomers from Mesopotamia and Persia were called.

**Ancient Carthage as an intermediary**

It seems odd that the Maya Long Count was found by the Europeans in Central America. The magic box of tricks obviously comes from Mesopotamia. But that’s only weird if you believe that Columbus would actually have been the first to make contact with the Americas. It is quite obvious that the Phoenicians had been doing this millennia before the year 1,492 AD. Although it is unclear how the astronomical bag of tricks got to the Maya, the most logical explanation seems to be sought in Carthage.

The city of Carthage was a prominent Phoenician trading city in Classical Antiquity, where the city of Tunis was later built. Carthage was founded in 814 BC. originated by settlers from the Phoenician city of Tyrus (in present-day Lebanon). After her homeland was overrun by the Persian Empire in the sixth century BC, Carthage gained wings as an independent city. From then on it dominated the western Mediterranean and thus also the entrance to the Atlantic Ocean. Shortly after 500 BC the Cathagers organised voyages of discovery across the ocean and around Africa. There are even a few names of well-known Carthaginian navigators from that time. It is noticeable that the Carthaginian explorations in the fifth century BC seem to coincide with the rise of the Maya civilization in Central America.

But the period before 500 BC. shortly before the Carthaginian voyages of discovery, also gives interesting clues. It has become clear in the first essay that the temple sites in Rome associated with the Deluge model, are dating back to around 500 BC. This applies, for example, to the Jupiter temple (509 BC). It suggests that before that period astronomical and geometric knowledge must have flowed west from Babylon.

One of the vehicles with which this knowledge traveled to the west has probably been the great Greek number maestro Pythagoras. According to tradition, Pythagoras became a priest for some time at the age of 22 in the Phoenician city of Sidon. He then sniffed out knowledge in places such as Egypt and Babylon. Then, at the age of 40, in 530 BC, he started his claim to fame in southern Italy. The number magic of the Deluge model, which eventually ended up in Rome, must nevertheless also have reached Carthage. After all, Carthage was around 500 BC a lot more prominent than Rome.

It is obvious to assume that the Carthaginians also encountered the Americas in their explorations. But that is not what has been handed down in the history books. The problem with the history of the Carthaginians, however, is that it was handed down not by themselves, but essentially mainly by its former enemies of Greek and Roman cut. From 264 BC, Carthage became involved in a merciless struggle for supremacy over the Mediterranean with an expanding Rome. Two brutal wars followed, which Carthage lost.

After the second loss in 201 BC. Carthage was only a second-rate power. Nevertheless, the Roman Senate decided to wipe out Carthage altogether in a third war. The city was utterly destroyed in 146 BC and so was its library and its secrets. Who knows, one such secret may have been a Phoenician colony in Central America?

**Did the revolutionary French know about the Maya Long Count?**

It is noteworthy that the origin of the ‘meter’ has also been found with the help of the Maya Long Count: the meter seems to have been determined ‘once’ by dividing the height of Ararat into 5,125 units (plus 12 units of snow). This is equal to the length of the Maya Long Count in years. However, the ‘meter’ was not introduced in Europe until after the French Revolution, but during extensive French visits to Egypt, including a Napoleonic military campaign.

The French claimed that they created the meter by determining the circumference of the earth and then dividing it into 40 million units. This circumference of the earth is said to have been determined at the time, by measuring from Dunkirk to Barcelona. But this story is clearly dubious, as the circumference of the Earth is 40,077 kilometers and not just 40,000 kilometers. It suggests that the revolutionary French elite had knowledge of the real meter (that of the Ararat) and thus introduced it. But also that it was not prepared to share the underlying knowledge with the rest of the world. The story about the Dunkirk-Barcelona measurement seems to have been some sort of cover to disguise that.

**In conclusion**

It has been shown in this second essay of the ‘5 December project’ that the Maya Long Count contains information about the Great Deluge on 5 December, 10,876 BC. But it appeared in the first essay that in order to determine the impact time and location of the associated Hiawatha crater on Greenland, the Maya Long Count was ‘only’ helpful in confirming the calculations that are required.

But surprisingly, the Maya Long Count also contains information about another cosmic catastrophe. Crucial information is hidden in the Maya Long Count about a cosmic impact that took place in Mesopotamia itself. It caused the Umm al Binni crater in what is now Southern Iraq in the third millennium BC. Since the location was outside the coastline in the Persian Gulf at the time, it must also have caused a Deluge.

For unlocking the information regarding this ancient cosmic catastrophe, the use of the Maya Long Count is crucial. The third essay of the ‘5 December project’ will explain how the date and location of this Deluge are hidden in the Maya Long Count. ** Two elements that have been revealed in this second essay, will turn out to be crucial regarding the dating of Umm al Binni crater: the 39.977-day shift of the calendar over the length of the Mayan Long Count and the Euphrates/Palace location in Babylon that was determined to be 7.16 degrees south and 0.12 degrees east from the Mount Ararat.** The third essay can be found here.

The first essay concluded with the observation that it seems unlikely that the Vatican does not know that its own calendar is based on the timing of the Younger Dryas impact in 10,876 BC. It then became clear in this second essay that the calendar adjustment of Pope Gregory XIII in the year 1,582 AD gives a hint that one needs to calculate with the number 5125.36 for the length of the Maya Long Count. This instead of the full 5125.3661 years. In the Gregorian adjustment of the calendar, the Vatican inexplicably fell two days short of the calendar position around the beginning of the era. All in all, it wouldn’t be surprising if the magical tool that is the Maya Long Count has been available to intimates in Rome since the time of Julius Caesar.