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Monday, October 22, 2012

Montegrappa Mayan Calendar Limited Edition

The Montegrappa Mayan Calendar Limited Edition reminded me of the 2009 science fiction disaster film directed by Roland Emmerich. It is a epic adventure about a global cataclysm that brings an end to the world and tells of the heroic struggle of the survivors.

The Mayan Calendar predicts the end of the world on December 21, 2012. The December 21,2012 : Myth or Truth?

The Mayan calendar moves in cycles with the last cycle ending in December 2012. It is often interpreted as "the world will end on 21 December 2012, at 11:11 UTC".  The last day of the Mayan calendar corresponds with the Winter Solstice (or December Solstice), which has played a significant role in many cultures all over the world.

The ancient Maya civilization predicted the 26,000 calendar year cycle based on 5 smaller cycles, each having 5,125 years. They believed that each of these 5 cycles have its own "World Age" or "Creation Cycle", which is similar to MesoAmerican Sun Stone, (often called the Aztec Calendar).

Each Creation Cycle is said to have been ruled and destroyed by one of 5 elements. Specifically, Jaguar, Wind, Rain, Water and Earth. We are current in 5th cycle(3113 B.C. – 2012 A.D.) and is called the Age of the Fifth Sun, and is ruled by Earth element.

Montegrappa has engrved the entire Mayan Calendar onto this Mayan Calendar Limited Edition pen. They has used every possible space of the pen to engrave Mayan Calendar.
The Maya didn't invent the calendar, it was used by most cultures in pre-Columbian Central America – including the Maya – from around 2000 BC to the 16th century. The Mayan civilization developed the calendar further and it's still in use in some Maya communities today.

On the pen barrel, Montegrappa engraved the popular image of the Maya Calendar.
The pen clip is crafterd after the sacrificial sword used by Mayan priests.

The Maya tzolk'in is engraved on the pen cap.
The cap top is decorated with the most famous ancient Mayan landmarks Chichen Itza, and finished off with the famous Maya calendar image.
The nib too is decoarated with the Maya Calendar.
This beautiful Montegrappa Maya Calender is limited to 360 pieces worldwide.

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