This is the phenomenon that often confuses archaeologists and esoecially
historians. In the years BC the clocks and calendars ran backwards back to
the theoretical 0BC. Must have bern really problematic trying to plan
behind all the time but I suppose they were used to it.
On 23 Dec 2014 11:27, "John Clark" <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Dave Hayward wrote:
> >In the Army we were always taught it was either 23.59 or 00.01hrs,
> midnight does not exist!
> I suppose it is much like what is defined as 'the present' - I would
> suggest that does not exist also, can you measure 'the present' in time?
> Everything is in the past or in the future! <
> Like the 'year zero', which also never existed - at midnight '1 BC' became
> 'AD 1' - which is why the new millennium started in January 2001, not
> January 2000.
> But, however you count it, best wishes to all for the season and the new
> John C