Mayan doomsday prophecy 'a big misunderstanding'
20 December 2012 Last updated at 10:37 GMT
The Ancient Mayans predicted that the world would come to an end on 21 December, and one in 10 of us is said to be anxious that Friday marks the end of the world.
Hundreds of thousands of people are gathering at Mayan sites in Mexico, Guatemala and Belize to mark the occasion.
But as Will Grant reports from the Maya heartland in Mexico, all this apocalyptic hype is said to just be a big misunderstanding.