History In The Headlines

Category: Superstition

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Oldest Known Mayan Calendar Debunks December 2012 Myth

Archaeologists at Xultún, a Maya site in Guatemala, have discovered walls with paintings and writing, including calculations related to the Maya calendar.

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Mayans Never Predicted December 2012 Apocalypse, Researchers Say

One of history’s most famous doomsday predictions might rely on a faulty translation of an ancient Mayan tablet.

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Apocalypses That Weren’t

The prediction that the world will end on May 21, 2011, is the latest chapter in a long history of apocalyptic beliefs.

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Friday the 13th: History of a Phobia

Explore the history of Friday the 13th and find out whether this widely reviled day deserves its bad rap.