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Lunch hour Lectures - Autumn 2012
Prof Elizabeth Graham, Professor of Mesoamerican Archaeology, UCL Institute of Archaeology
Dr Francisco Diego Quintana, Honorary Research Associate, UCL Department of Physics and Astronomy
Did the Classic Maya really predict the end of the world on 21 December 2012? What caused them to record a date that would occur over a thousand years into their future? This lecture reviews a variety of apocalyptic prophecies, specially the one for this year, in the light of scientific research into the formation, development and eventual destruction of entire solar systems, including ours.