Fun Fact: The Mayans Never Predicted a Doomsday

Despite popular opinion, the Mayans never predicted any doom to occur during 2012. December 21st of this year is merely the end to a 5,125 period in their long-count calendar. No legitimate scholar found any evidence to show that any Mayan group predicted a huge doomsday in 2012 or any point in the near-future.

Fun Fact: Machu Picchu Wasn’t Discovered Until 1911

While Spain had essentially forced their culture, religion, and language on most of Mexico, Latin America and South America and stole their lands and wealth, they had failed to find Machu Picchu. As a result the world didn’t know it existed until 1911. Luckily, the Spanish didn’t find it as they would often plunder andContinue reading “Fun Fact: Machu Picchu Wasn’t Discovered Until 1911”

(Not So) Fun Fact: The Man Who Defeated the Inca Empire

The Inca Empire was officially ended by the conquest led by conquistador Francisco Pizarro. On a military note, Pizarro was considered better than Hernan Cortes as he was often out-numbered and was far away from Spanish posts that could give his men supplies. They captured Emperor Atahualpa and eventually executed him. A good majority ofContinue reading “(Not So) Fun Fact: The Man Who Defeated the Inca Empire”