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New decoding of Mexico glyphs rules out apocalypse


MEXICO CITY (AP) -- The end is not near.

At least that's according to a German expert who says his decoding of a Mayan tablet suggests a reference to a 2012 date that others have cited as a possible end of the world rather denotes a transition to a new era.

The interpretation of the hieroglyphs by Sven Gronemeyer of La Trobe University in Australia was presented for the first time Wednesday.

Gronemeyer has studied a stone tablet found years ago at Tortuguero in Mexico's Gulf coast state of Tabasco.

He says the inscription describes the return of a mysterious Mayan god Bolon Yokte at the end of a 13th period of 400 years on the equivalent of Dec. 21, 2012. He says there's nothing apocalyptic in the date.

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