From: Peter Kirk (email@example.com)
Date: Wed May 18 2005 - 07:39:16 CDT
On 18/05/2005 12:49, Alexander Kh. wrote:
>For those out there who are mathematicians, here is a nice one to think about:
>take any Letopis (year book) and read something like "V'' LETO ..." 6857 (numbers
>written as letters) which corresponds to year 1349 in this example. Please don't
>hesitate to take a calculator and check that 2005-1349=656 and 6857+656=7513.
>If the writing came from Greece, where did the calendar come from???
This dating of years is not a pagan survival, but a dating from the
Creation commonly used in the Byzantine Empire. See
> In Byzantine Julian calendar was used, and the counting was conducted
> from the World Creation. The Date of the World Creation was determined
> in various ways, i.e. there were many eras since the World Creation.
> Besides the era since the World Creation on September 1, 5509 B.C., I
> could mention the era since Adam (from creation of Adam) — Friday,
> March 1, 5508 B.C. Both eras came to Russia from Byzantine and were
> used for several centuries to date the events.
See also http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Calendar_era :
> ... the Aetos Kosmou of the Byzantine Greek Calendar (in which the
> year 7514 begins in September 2005 AD), both of which claim to date
> from Creation.
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