Tortuguero’s Mayan Stela No. 6

Do you remember the madness of the 2012 Doomsday Prophecy  when it was believed that a Mayan scripture augured the end of the world? All this stir was unleashed by the interpretation of a stela found in the archeological site of Tortuguero in the municipality of Macuspana, Tabasco.

Actually it is the most important section since that is where it mentions the date of December 21, 2012 as the completion of an era. The piece called Estela 6 is protected at the Museum of Anthropology Carlos Pellicer Cámara, located in Villahermosa, capital of the state of Tabasco.

The monolith is part of the three pieces that were made in this regard during the Mayan civilization and is considered unique due to its content regarding the changes announced by the Maya in the year 300 BC.

Estela 6 originally had a form of “T” (that in the Mayan culture symbolizes the wind) and was formed by 3 parts, one of which is unknown its location. Acutely the stela is fractured and consists of 6 fragments (the central body is fragmented in 3 parts, the left body in two and the right body in one) 3 of the fragments are sheltered inside the Museum Carlos Pellicer Camera, another fragment is in the International Museum of New York, another piece is in the hands of a private collector (a fragment of the left body), while the last Piece (the right body) is missing.

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