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Who made a calendar?

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October 20, 2013 7:43PM

The ancient Egyptians first divided the year on this pattern, around 6000 years ago, based on the observations of their priests. They derived the number from the same golden section which gave us the duodecahedron, and which they believed was the Earthly representation of the Heavens. That is why there are two lots of 12 hours in a day, and why minutes and seconds are all 12 based.

The Mayan people made the calender. There is a movie about it called 2012. Supposedly this is when the Mayan calender ended soa common theory says that the Mayan predicted that is when the world would end.
The calendar was created for the same reason we use it today, to keep track of dates and holidays.