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Events are labeled as BC, BCE The dates of the events count up from 0 as they go back in time BC – “ before Christ” BCE – “before the common era”. Events are labeled as AD, ACE, CE The dates of the events count up from 0 as they go forward in time

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how do historians measure time bp 3
Events are labeled as BC, BCE

The dates of the events count up from 0 as they go back in time

BC – “before Christ”

BCE – “before the common era”

Events are labeled as AD, ACE, CE

The dates of the events count up from 0 as they go forward in time

AD –“anno domini” (Latin for “in the year of the Lord”)

ACE – “after the common era”

CE – “common era”

How do historians measure time? BP#3

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AD 330 – Emperor Constantine made the city of Constantinople into his capital, forming a “new Rome”

480 BC – Greek Spartans stopped the Persian invasion at Thermopylae

1492 AD - Christopher Columbus landed in the “New World”

700 BC - epic poem Iliad written by Greek author Homer is the earliest writing about the continent

1945 AD – World War II ended with Europe in ruins

1400 BC – people called the Mycenaean used an early form of Greek as a written language

1789 AD – The French Revolution ended the rule of the French monarchy

44 BC – Julius Caesar was murdered. The Roman Republic began to collapse

1519 AD – Martin Luther nailed his demands for Reformation to the door of a church in Germany

776 BC – first Greek Olympic games believed played in Olympia