Calendars,origin & history

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Click to edit Master subtitle style 2/13/10 Calendars By: Kate Stonesifer
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Click to edit Master subtitle style 2/13/10 Calendars were started to keep track of time and to predict future events of importance. Time was recorded by natural cycles- days, lunar cycles (months), and solar cycles (years).
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2/13/10 Calendars through the ages Egyptians created the first calendar of twelve months and each month consisted of thirty days. They added five days at the end of each year to AKHET (the time of flooding) June 15 - October 15 PERET (the time of sowing) October 15 - February 15 SHEMU (the time of harvest) February 15 - June 15
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2/13/10 Roman Calendar Tried to synchronize with the lunar cycles, and the solar cycles. It consisted of twelve months but the start of the year was in March. The months differed in the number of days and every other year February was shortened and a leap month was added. The lengths of the years in a four year
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This note was uploaded on 02/12/2010 for the course BIOL 100-03 taught by Professor Mr.shubert during the Fall '09 term at Butler CCC.

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