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October 15, 1938: Washington, DC adopts the Mayan ‘end of days’ symbol as its official flag

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I’m sure I’m not the first person to notice this, and I’m not believer in the 2012 OMG TEH WORLD WILL EXPLODE myths, but I did get a chuckle out of the fact that the official DC flag is the same symbol (well, nearly) as the final 13 x baktun date of the Mayan calendar around which the end of the world prophesies are built. Images courtesy of Information is Beautiful and Wikipedia.

Washington, DC flag

Mayan calendar symbolism


Written by Clay

December 4, 2009 at 12:51

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