It only takes a minute to sign up. Connect and share knowledge within a single location that is structured and easy to search. Why do people use the latter terminology? For one thing, I find it confusing.
terminology - Why use BCE/CE instead of BC/AD? - English Language & Usage Stack Exchange
The collection consists of cuneiform tablets dating from circa BCE , and some ancient clay objects. Accompanying these are some twentieth century casts, and a collection of catalogs of the collection, articles about various parts, especially Plimpton , and correspondence about the tablets, including a number of letters, mostly from Edgar J. Banks, to George A. Plimpton, and others about tablets now in the Columbia collection.
BC means before Christ. So at the time of this writing, AD is intended to signify that it has been 2, years since Christ was born. It was not actually developed until AD, when the entrance of Christ into the world was recognized as being the turning point of history, and our calendars were made to reflect that. The years are the same, only the designations are different. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam.
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