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The quest for an accurate calendar

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Social Studies Middle School

The Quest for an Accurate Calendar

This public radio story describes the Julian calendar, developed during the rule of Julius Caesar in Rome in the first century BCE, and how this calendar failed to keep accurate time for the Catholic Church centuries later. You will hear how Pope Gregory called on modern science to create an accurate calendar in the 1500s, and that became the calendar we use today.

Ancient Civilization Ancient Rome

Story Length: 2:53

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Stories of Technology, distributed by PRX

AIR DATE: 11/02/2009

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