You are Here:

Here Is What "BC" And "AD" Really Mean In A Timeline - Get The Fact Right Now!

Author (Read 27 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.



  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • 2191
  • Karma: +12/-2
  • Nobody Is Useless
    • Corpers Forum
Most of you guys knew, why most don't really know

"B.C." stands for "before Christ," while "A.D." stand for "anno domini," meaning "in the year of our Lord," according to How Stuff Works. This way of delineating the calendar was established in the 5th century.

The calendar runs from the year Jesus Christ was born, which is 1 A.D. The calendar counts backwards from the year 1 B.C. on the B.C. side and forwards on the A.D. side. In other words, the calendar runs 3 B.C., 2 B.C., 1 B.C., 1 A.D., 2 A.D., and so on. Because this method of dividing is Christian-centric, many historians and timelines use "B.C.E." and "C.E." instead. "B.C.E." stands for "before the common era," while "C.E." stands for the "common era."

Now you can brag around because you now know it.

I am Not who you think i am, I am not who I think I am. I am who you think I think I am


SimplePortal 2.3.6 © 2008-2014, SimplePortal