The Mayan Calendar’s 52-Year Cycle

The Mayan Calendar’s 52-Year Cycle: The Mayan’s fifty-two-year cycle is created by observing how the combination of their two simultaneous calendars—the 260-day-long Tzolk’in fertility calendars and 365-day-long Haab solar year—fitted into a naturally repeating cycle over a fifty-two year time span.”

Excerpted from: Rogerson, Barnaby. Rogerson’s Book of Numbers: The Culture of Numbers–from 1,001 Nights to the Seven Wonders of the World. New York: Picador, 2013.

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