Archaeologist Laughed At

An archaeologist publicizes his find, a coin marked 649 BC, but is laughed at by his peers. Why?

No coins were ever marked BC because the BC / AD dating system wasn’t even devised until 525 AD. And it wasn’t widely used until after 800 AD.

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1 Comment on "Archaeologist Laughed At"

sam says
August 1, 2020 @ 16:32

How could a coin be marked 649 BC? BC in this context means “Before Christ” The coin maker would have to have predicted the birth of Christ 649 in the future and inscribed the coin thus.

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