According to the ancient Maya, the world as we know it will end on 21 December 2012.
On that date, their calendar will click round to zero for the first time in over 5,000 years.
They prophesied that this event will be preceded by a series of natural disasters, including earthquakes and floods - all of which may sound familiar.
What will this mean for us? Should we take seriously their claims that this will be a time of apocalyptic cataclysm? And just how did the Maya, a clever but nonetheless Stone Age people, calculate the date of an astronomical event that would take place many millennia in the future?
These are just some of the questions posed by Adrian Gilbert, co-author of the international bestseller "The Mayan Prophecies".
In "The End of Time", he revisits the ancient archaeological sites of the Maya and makes astonishing new discoveries about their cosmology. And in case an apocalyptic event really is upon us, he offers tips for survival.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 336 pages
- Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
- Publication Date: 07/06/2007
- Category: Popular beliefs & controversial knowledge
- ISBN: 9781845962609