Geschichte Des Altertums


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The 19th of July by the Julian calendar (the 15th of June by the Gregorian), 4241 B.C., on which the 365-day calendar was introduced in lower Egypt, is the oldest certain date in history.1

1Meyer, E.n/an/an/an/an/a, , §197.

[Meyer’s calculation is based on evidence that the Egyptian new year was fixed by the coincidence of the spring overflow of the Nile and the heliacal rising of the star Sirius. One of these conjunctures was in the year 2781 B.C., but the sacrifice formulas and the pyramid texts show that the calendar was already in use at this date. Meyer therefore assumes that the calendar was fixed at the next older date, which was in the year 4241 B.C.]

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Chicago: Geschichte Des Altertums in Primitive Behavior: An Introduction to the Social Sciences, ed. Thomas, William I. (New York: McGraw-Hill Book Company, Inc., 1937), Original Sources, accessed July 21, 2024, http://originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=LGDLH8SEKXJRGBR.

MLA: . Geschichte Des Altertums, in Primitive Behavior: An Introduction to the Social Sciences, edited by Thomas, William I., New York, McGraw-Hill Book Company, Inc., 1937, Original Sources. 21 Jul. 2024. http://originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=LGDLH8SEKXJRGBR.

Harvard: , Geschichte Des Altertums. cited in 1937, Primitive Behavior: An Introduction to the Social Sciences, ed. , McGraw-Hill Book Company, Inc., New York. Original Sources, retrieved 21 July 2024, from http://originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=LGDLH8SEKXJRGBR.