The meaning of "B.C.E."?
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Fri Apr 15 21:42:48 CDT 2005
on 2005-04-15 21:18 Robin Leech wrote:
> Hi Taxacomers,
> I am reading a Scientific American issue on anthropology,
> and throughout the text the term "B.C.E." is used for a
> particular age. For example, 2300 B.C.E.
> What do these letters stand for, please?
Before the Common Era. A non-denominational way of referring to the same
calendric period that is also called B.C., Before Christ. A.D. (Anno
Domini) is called C.E. (Common Era) in that system.
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