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- Created 2012-03-12
The ancient civil
had a year that was 365 days long and was divided into 12 months of 30 days each, plus five extra days (
ἐπαγόμεναι) at the end of the year. The months were divided into three weeks of ten days each. Because the ancient Egyptian year was almost a quarter of a day shorter than the solar year and stellar events therefore "wandered" through the calendar, it has been referred to as the
, or "wandering year".
Based on his understanding of the
, Alexander Scharff believed that the
period observed a year with 320 days.
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