Julian-years sentence example
- In fact, the period of Calippus containing 2 7,759 days, and the octacteris 2922 days, the sum, which is 30,681, is exactly the number of days in eighty-four Julian years.
- The adoption of the Julian year must therefore have taken place about 160 years before the year 136 of our era (the difference between the Egyptian and Julian years being one day in four years), that is to say, about the year 25 B.C. In fact, the first of Thoth corresponded with the 29th of August in the Julian calendar, in the years 25, 24, 23 and 22 B.C.
- Since 19 Julian years make 6939 days, 18 hours, the relation errs by only I.
- Hence 1461 Egyptian years are equal to 1460 Julian years of 3654 days each.
- The number of any year in this cycle therefore 69391 days, agreeing exactly with nineteen Julian years.Advertisement