Assyrian calendar

Assyrian calendar

:"This article is about the calendar introduced in the 1950s. See Old Assyrian calendar for the ancient calendar."

The modern Assyrian calendar was introduced in the 1950s, loosely based on the historical lunisolar Babylonian calendar. The year begins with the first sight of Spring. Its era was fixed at 4750 BC. This was inspired by an estimate of the date of the first temple at Ashur in the Middle Ubaid period, notably based on a series of articles published in the Assyrian magazine "Gilgamesh", edited by the brothers Addi and Jean Alkhas and Nimrod Simono. [ [ Assyrian Calendar] by Wilfred Alkhas] As of April 1, 2008, it is the Assyrian year of 6758.


The intercalary month, added when the new moon following Adaar predates vernal equinox, is called Ve-Adad.

ee also

*Assyrian new year
*Babylonian calendar
*Hebrew calendar


Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Assyrian new year — The Assyrian new year (Assyrian: Akitu ) lies on April 1. Traditionally falling on the vernal equinox, it was moved to April 1 when the Gregorian calendar was adopted by Assyrian Christians. The festival is called Akitu in ancient Assyrian and… …   Wikipedia

  • Assyrian eclipse — The Assyrian eclipse is also known as Bur Sagale (Bur Saggile, Pur Sagale or Par Sagale) eclipse. It was recorded in Assyrian eponym lists, most likely in the 9th year of king Ashur dan III. The actual short entry reads as follows:: Bur Sagale of …   Wikipedia

  • Calendar era — A calendar era is the year numbering system used by a calendar. For example, the Gregorian calendar numbers its years in the Western Christian era (the Coptic and Ethiopic churches have their own Christian eras, see below). The instant, date, or… …   Wikipedia

  • Assyrian Church of the East — Assyrian Christian redirects here. For other uses, see Assyrian (disambiguation). Assyrian Church of the East Emblem of the Assyrian Church of the East Founder Traces origins to Saints Thomas, Bartholomew, Thaddeus (Addai) …   Wikipedia

  • Assyrian music — is divided into three main sections or periods. The Ancient Period consists of that of Ur, Babylon and Nineveh). The remaining periods are the Middle or Tribal Folkloric period and the Modern Period.History Ancient Period Mesopotamia has produced …   Wikipedia

  • calendar — calendrical /keuh len dri keuhl/, calendric, calendarial /kal euhn dair ee euhl/, calendarian, calendaric, adj. /kal euhn deuhr/, n. 1. a table or register with the days of each month and week in a year: He marked the date on his calendar. 2. any …   Universalium

  • Calendar — For other uses, see Calendar (disambiguation). For the Gregorian calendar for this year, see Common year starting on Saturday. A page from the Hindu calendar 1871–1872. A calendar is a system of organizing days for social, religious, commercial,… …   Wikipedia

  • Gregorian calendar — For the calendar of religious holidays and periods, see Liturgical year. For this year s Gregorian calendar, see Common year starting on Saturday. 2011 in other calendars Gregorian calendar 2011 MMXI …   Wikipedia

  • Babylonian calendar — Contents 1 Months 2 Days 3 See also 4 References …   Wikipedia

  • Neo-Assyrian Empire — ←   ←   …   Wikipedia