[TZ] Re: week starts at Sunday or Monday??
Clive D.W. Feather
clive at demon.net
Tue Oct 10 09:30:38 UTC 2000
Marc Lehmann said:
>>> But it was before Christians adopted Julian calendar.
>> And when did they?
> Sometime between 700 and 1000 AD, depending on the location. Before, they
> mostly used the alexandrine era, although a lot of different calendars
> were in use (for example, people thought that the year 800 would be the
> end of the world, as that year coincided with the year 6000 after the
> world creation, another popular calendar). It is also not clear wether the
> years ~600-~900 do exist or were just inserted by some calulcation error
> during the calendar switch.
I've been wondering - what on earth does this last comment mean ? How can
300 years not exist and be "just inserted by some calculation error" ?
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