It forms its own independent branch and has no close relatives. Many of them also speak Russian. Most of them speak Western Armenian. The Armenian diaspora resulted from several historical events.
An Original Day Year Was there one? Some historians, scholars, and scientists, along with a few popular authors, have claimed that ancient civilizations used a day annual calendar.
This single web page seeks to catalog all known ancient primary sources on the topic.
The evolutionary worldview suggests that the most ancient of known civilizations were only recently removed from the grunting cavemen who had just groped their way into emerging villages.
However from around the world evidence documents ancient sophistication in areas such as architecture, metallurgy, math, and astronomy. Meanwhile, a day calendar as history shows would inflict serious hardships on a society.
Why then would a civilization use such a year? The Mayan baktun equalsdays of exactly four hundred day years. Their tun was a year of days. Twenty tun equaled a katun, twenty katun equaled a baktun.
The earliest excavated Mayan settlements date to B. This modification of the number system is a stunning fact of ancient history reminiscent of the Sumerian number system anomaly from far across the ocean.
Most worldviews simply cannot account for such extraordinary history. Because many deem an historical, actual day year as a physical impossibility, dramatic worldwide evidence to that effect gets ignored or discounted.
Forty years before the inscription of the Rosetta Stone, on another trilingual document, the Canopus Decree attempted to mayan writing and translation the calendar to effectively a Even though this was as late as B.
Thus, like so many other cultures, though the Egyptian astronomers of course knew that there were more days in a year, they disrespected the remainder and showed a deep loyalty to the history of the day calendar.
Herodotus, in about B. With regard to human affairs, all the priests agreed that the Egyptians were the first to discover the year and to divide it into twelve parts. They obtained this this knowledge by studying the stars.
The Egyptian calendar seems to me to be much more sensible that that of the Greeks; for Though Herodotus here may have been completely correct, of course those priests erred if they thought the twelve month division began in Egypt, for observation of months continued in Mesopotamia from earlier times.
Genetic evidence strongly affirms that the migration to Upper and Lower Egypt did not begin, as is widely claimed, from sub-Saharan Africa.
Rather, ancient Egyptians came from Asia Minor, Mesopotamia, and Canaan as indicated by a major DNA study published by Nature Commuications of a hundred Egyptian mummies dated to years ago.
This genetic migration contradicts the Out-of-Africa model and accurately reflects the Out-of-Babel-and-Ararat record of Genesis 8 - Archaeology well attests the ancient use of twelve day months in Mesopotamia.
Then in about B. And in the s B. Marshall Clagett, science historian and a leading scholar of the 20th century, noticed that the five "epagomenal" days often added to complete ancient day calendars were simply absent in these ancient Egyptian calendars. For the disreputable origin of the extra five days, see below, the Myth of Ra and Nut.
Regarding an ancient prayer to fix the calendar to the seasons, Emmeline Plunket in Ancient Calendars and Constellations writes of Amun-Ra, "that Amen is implored to bring the calendar into touch with the real seasons of the year.
Encyclopedia of Indo-Aryan Research, G. Passages in which this length of year is directly stated are found in all the Brahmanas. The Sanskrit Mahabharata from the 1st millennium B. Then Plunket quotes a publication titled The Indian Calendar for The occasional 13th month was called Mal Unclean until Vishnu agreed to represent this month.
The calendar and the ancient "base 60" number system are related. The Sumerian and Babylonian "sexagesimal" system was actually a hybrid of base 6 and as our own base The sexagesimal system of counting A mixture of this sexagesimal system with a heritage of natural cycles resulted in the 3rd millennium time divisions attested by administrative documents.
See more of this at rsr. Regarding the relationship of Sumeria to Babylon, the ancient city of Babel was built in what today is southern Iraq. Eventually one of the earliest identifiable people groups, the Sumerians, occupied the region of Babel.
Their land and culture, including the calendar and numeric systems that had predated even the Sumerians, were later absorbed into the Babylonian Empire.My research into a possible modern alphabet using Mayan Hieroglyphics showed a lack of some corresponding letters between English or other European languages and the Mayan symbols that are available.
Specifically: (1) The letters d,f,g,q,r,v and z do not exist in Mayan. Mayan script Origin. The Mayan civilisation lasted from about BC to AD, with a classical period from AD.
The earliest known writing in the Mayan script dates from about BC, but the script is thought to have developed at an earlier date. Â The Gregorian calendar was established in by Pope Gregory Xlll. (Search gregorian calendar wikipedia,,,). If this new research is correct on the Mayan calendar, we only have a little more than two years to find out.
Mayan writing consisted of a relatively elaborate set of glyphs, which were laboriously painted on ceramics, walls and bark-paper codices, carved in wood and stone, and molded in stucco. Carved and molded glyphs were painted, but the paint has rarely survived. The Mayans and the Jewish Midrash - The biblical Enoch was the son of Yered who was the great great grandson of Seth, a son of Adam.
Yucatec Maya (Màaya t'àan) Yucatec Maya is a Mayan language spoken by about , - million people in Mexico and Belize. It is spoken mainly in Yucatan in Mexico, and there are also speakers in parts of Campeche, Tabasco, Chiapas, and Quintana Roo .