In part due to calendar differences, Easter for the Greek Orthodox Church and for the Catholic Church don’t often fall on the same day, and by 2700, they will never coincide again. Although Greece finally adopted the Gregorian calendar we use today in 1923, the Orthodox Church still calculates Easter day using the Julian calendar, which is 13 days behind the Gregorian calendar due to an error in calculation.
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Researcher uses AI to make texts that are thousands of years old readable
The Gilgamesh Epic, the oldest work of world literature, has been brought back to life by LMU researchers in the Electronic Babylonian Literature project. Using their new Fragmentarium tool, they have discovered hundreds of manuscripts, including the most recent tablet of the Gilgamesh Epic which dates from 130 BC – thousands of years after the earliest known version. This shows how highly valued the Epic was, even at a late period. With the public release of the Fragmentarium, anyone can now explore the thousands of cuneiform fragments and explore the ancient Babylonian literature. Read full article here