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Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Are you sure Aztec Calendar.com uses the right correlation?
A: Please define 'right' first ;-)
Q: How does the Aztec Calendar implement leap years?
A: It doesn't.
Q: Some authors claim the Aztec Calendar uses leap years, are they wrong?
A: Maybe, but not necessarily.
Q: Did the Aztecs have a Long Count, like the Maya did?
A:In order to keep up with astronomical events they must have kept some count of days, so I regard it likely they did. It might have been the same as used by the Maya. However, no direct evidence for an Aztec Long Count exists.
Q: Didn't the world end on December 21, 2012?
A: According Maya belief, December 21, 2012 or the end of the 13th baktun (or b'ak'tun, 144.000 day period), Long Count date 18.104.22.168.0, strongly signifies a new beginning. According to the Maya, the end of the previous world and the start of our current era was on a day 4-Xochitl (Ahau) with the Long Count date 22.214.171.124.126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52.184.108.40.206.220.127.116.11.0.0.0.0. Falling on the winter solstice, the start of the return of the summer, it further emphasizes the quality of a new beginning.
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