The ancient Mayan people predicted that the world will end in 2012 and believed that we are living in the fifth, and final, age of the Sun. These mysterious beliefs are now being backed up by modern scientific findings. But where did this "super-knowledge" come from? Cotterell has journeyed to Palenque, to the tomb of the Mayan priest-king Lord Pacal, to discover the answer. 50 color plates. 91 line drawings.