Ethiopian calendar is neither ancient nor new,it is an eternal image of the tropics and sun.

Ethiopian calendar is neither ancient nor new. It is an eternal image of the tropics and sun.When the Julian was ancient and Gregorian is new and image of temperates and sun

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Paul D.R. Griffiths • How old is the Ethiopian calendar? When was it first used?

Which is the oldest calender we know? Do you have any evidence on when a calendar was first used by our ancestors?

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Fassil Tadesse

Fassil Tadesse • 1) How old is the Ethiopian calendar?
There are three answers depending on three references:
i) Before the birth of Christ,
ii) After the birth of Christ and
iii) Universal reality.
With reference to before birth of Christ, it is 8005 years old.
With reference to after birth of Christ; i.e., according to its present use, it olds 2005 years.
With reference to universal reality, it is an eternal calendar of the tropics.
2) When was it first used?
Professor Ephraim Isaac asserted that Ethiopian calendar belongs to neither Julian nor Gregorian (1999 Ec). Empirically, I have compared and analyzed 68 years data of the Ethiopian calendar and Gregorian calendar (1932-1999 EC). My finding was that Ethiopian calendar belongs to the tropics, when the Gregorian does to the temperates.

3) Which is the oldest calendar we know?

This question can be answered with reference to the year 1582. It was the year when the Julian calendar was reformed to Gregorian calendar. Therefore, Julian calendar is the oldest and Gregorian calendar which is in use is new calendar of the temperates.

4) Do you have any evidence on when a calendar was first used by our ancestors?
The answer to this question varies:
i) Where the source of human ancestors was scientifically discovered? Ardi (4.4 million years old) was the early human like ancestor found in Afar region of Ethiopia. Ethiopia
ii) Where Christ was born? Israel
iii) When the Greece did discover the word troop which is called today tropics. Greece
iv) Where and when did Eratosthenes measure the size of the earth from its curvature or the circumference of the earth? Egypt
v) When did Julius Caesar make the Julian calendar? Rome

Finally, my friend Paul I must acknowledge the contribution you made towards the realization of discovering the tropics and rediscovering the temperates.

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