Calendar systems - B.C./A.D.
A.D. or Anno Domini is
Latin for "The Year of the Lord".
If anyone tells you it means
THEY ARE WRONG!!
Hey, if B.C. means 'Before Christ',
and A.D. meant 'After Death',
it would mean after Christ's death,
Tradition has it that Christ lived for 33
So - if 1 B.C. is the year before
1 A.D. is the year after Christ's
SO, WHAT HAPPENED TO THE
OK, if we've got that one
sorted out, try this one:
IS THERE A YEAR 0?
Hey, you're the archaeological
detective - you find out!!
The system of numbering
years A.D. (for "Anno Domini", "in the year of Our Lord") began in the
year 525. The first person to do this was the Roman abbot Dionysus