Cradle of Civilization

A Blog about the Birth of Our Civilisation and Development

The Armenian calendar

Posted by Fredsvenn on August 30, 2014

Man by nature is superstitious, mostly driven by fear of the unknown. A sudden thunderstorm could wash away the year’s crops, an unwanted frost, destroy the harvest. Volcanic eruptions, floods, locust infestations, all added to the confusion and suspicion of activities of a higher nature. Thus man started watching the skies for tell tale signs of the next disaster.

For eons man watched the sun rise and set, the moon change cycles and the constellations move across the night sky. Man soon realized that the moon and stars had set patterns, and by careful observation these cycles could be used in planning the planting and harvesting seasons. Thus, calendars were born.

Armenian Calendar

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