Maya Apocalypse Debunked in Philly Exhibit

A Penn Museum exhibit examines the Mayan civilization's ancient kingdoms, intricate calendar systems and current culture.

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    The stone Copan Stela 11 is shown at the Maya 2012: Lords of Time exhibit at the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology Thursday, May 3, 2012, in Philadelphia. The exhibit is scheduled to open May 5. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
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    A jade figurine of Maize God is shown at the Maya 2012: Lords of Time exhibit at the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology Thursday, May 3, 2012, in Philadelphia. The exhibit is scheduled to open May 5. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
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    A ceramic Censer Lid with Founder Portrait is shown at the Maya 2012: Lords of Time exhibit at the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology Thursday, May 3, 2012, in Philadelphia. The exhibit is scheduled to open May 5. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
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    The stone Copan Stela 11 is shown at the Maya 2012: Lords of Time exhibit at the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology Thursday, May 3, 2012, in Philadelphia. The exhibit is scheduled to open May 5. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
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    A display with scenes of destruction is shown at the exhibit Maya 2012: Lords of Time at the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology Wednesday, April 25, 2012, in Philadelphia. The exhibit is scheduled to open May 5. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
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    Shown is the exhibit Maya 2012: Lords of Time at the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology Wednesday, April 25, 2012, in Philadelphia. The exhibit is scheduled to open May 5. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
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