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Friday, April 16th, 2010 11:47 am
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Saturday, April 17th, 2010 05:48 pm (UTC)
It is actually much more simple than that. It's called the astronomic procession. Their calendar was based on how long it would take to go from one fixed point in the heavens all the way around the wheel to return to the start point. They quite rightly assumed that anyone smart enough to understand the first cycle would be able to understand that there were others before, and would be others after. The wheel never stops turning.
Sunday, April 18th, 2010 05:04 pm (UTC)
All that misunderstanding sure made for a great Hollywood movie though, didn't it? ;)