There is no apocalypse, only a transition to a new era in 2012, said a German expert after interpreting the hieroglyphs on the Mayan tablet.
The stone tablet was found many years back at the archaeological site of Tortuguero in Mexico's Gulf coast state of Tabasco. The inscriptions certainly do not point to an end-of-the- world occurrence, the expert said.
Gronemeyer who has been decoding the inscriptions on the tablet said that it refers to the return of the mysterious Mayan God Bolon Yokte at the end of a 13th period of 400 years on the equivalent of 21 December 2012. For Mayans, 13 is considered an auspicious number.
The inscription referred to the end of a cycle of 5,125 years.