Thousands of tourists are flocking to Mexico's Yucatan peninsula to be part of the so-called "Mayan Apocalypse".
Many of them believe the world is coming to an end this Friday, when a major cycle of the Mayan calendar ends. However, some say the 5000-year-old Mayan civilization is entering a new era.
So what do the Mayan people think themselves? Al Jazeera's David Mercer visited a Guatemalan highland village to find out.