I started using the new designations about ten years ago, but they still seem uncommon. I noticed recently, when I went into one of the Arabic classes at school here in Muscat, they had actually used the BC and AD designations to compare with the Koranic dating system!
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On May 15, 2012, at 3:26 AM, Woody Duncan <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> I have not posted in quite a while - Since I've been retired for 9 years now.
> We are going to have a great exhibition at the Albuquerque Museum called "Art of the
> Ancient Americas". Many of the items were created over 3000 years ago. The museum
> no longer uses AD & BC in listing dates of objects. We now use BCE & CE.
> (BCE means Before Current Era = 1500 to 0) (CE means Current Era = 0 to 2012)
> Is this common in schools now ? Or is just a museum thing ?
> I'd appreciate knowing, Woody
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