Calendar era facts for kids
|Ab urbe condita||2774|
|Balinese saka calendar||1942–1943|
|British Regnal year||69 Eliz. 2 – 70 Eliz. 2|
|Chinese calendar||庚子年 (Metal Rat)
4717 or 4657
— to —
辛丑年 (Metal Ox)
4718 or 4658
|- Vikram Samvat||2077–2078|
|- Shaka Samvat||1942–1943|
|- Kali Yuga||5121–5122|
|Japanese calendar||Reiwa 3
|Julian calendar||Gregorian minus 13 days|
|Minguo calendar||ROC 110
|Thai solar calendar||2564|
2147 or 1766 or 994
— to —
2148 or 1767 or 995
|Unix time||1609459200 – 1640995199|
A calendar era is the year numbering system used by a calendar. The Gregorian calendar for example numbers its years in the Western Anno Domini system (the Coptic Orthodox and Ethiopian Orthodox churches have their own Christian eras). The instant, date, or year from which time is marked is called the epoch of the era. There are many different calendar eras such as Saka Era.
In ancient times, regnal years were counted from the year a new monarch took the throne. This makes ancient timelines very difficult to reconstruct, because they are based on separate and scattered king lists, such as the Sumerian King List and the Babylonian Canon of Kings. In East Asia, having era names based on ruling monarchs ended in the 20th century except for Japan, where they are still used.
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