World Calendars

NPR's Daniel Zwerdling talks with David Ewing Duncan, author of Calendar: Humanity's Epic Struggle to Determine a True and Accurate Year. Duncan says that even though many people are fixated on the dawning of the next millenium, the year 2000 has in fact very little inherent importance. There are scores of other calendars in the world which are just as valid as the Gregorian calendar and for them, the second millenium came and went a long time ago.

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