Maya exhibit seeks to dispel 2012 myths

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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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If the world ends on Dec. 21, 2012 — as some believe the Maya predicted — that leaves plenty of opportunity to see a new exhibit that opens May 5 in Philadelphia and examines the civilization's ancient kingdoms, intricate calendar systems and current culture.

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