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The Equinox and The Mayan Calendar – A Snaky Event

Every year around March 21st, when the length of day equals the measure of night, a “snaky” event occurs at the ancient ruins of Chichen Itza, Cancun’s most famous archeological site. On the sides of El Castillo, the site’s main pyramid, the shadow of a serpent can be seen slithering down the stairs as the sun reaches its place in the spring sky, astonishing onlookers and validating the exactitude with which the Mayans viewed the cycles of Earth. Mayan calendar experts claim that this phenomena reaffirms the accuracy and precision of the Mayan calendar.   The Mayan Calendar The Mayan calendar, which dates back to before the 5th century, was created with such incredible precision that it is highly admired even today. Its three parts, the Long Count, the Tzolkin (divine calendar) and the Haab (civil calendar), work together to measure the various cycles of the Earth and the Universe according to Mayan tradition. The Long Count The Long Count is an astronomical calendar that represented a universal cycle to the Mayans. They used the …