We have all become used to accepting that every year has 52 weeks. Not so for 2020! Here we take a look at why next year will actually have 53 weeks, and the logic behind the reason.
This Sunday 11th November, in cities, towns and villages, bells will once again ring for peace, beginning with a slow toll in memory of those who died, and then ringing the changes to produce the joyful peal that is such a distinctively British sound.
A 30m high step pyramid dominates this world-renowned site, within a cluster of pyramids and temples, representing an astronomical calendar where the total number of levels, terraces, platforms and stairways add up to 365.
Calendar Synaesthetes are a small minority of people who can see the year, months and days quite clearly in their mind. Scanning forwards and backwards through the months, just like an actual calendar, dates are visualised in many ways. Read more about this interesting phenomenon.
From sundials to water clocks, find out we told the time before the sun was a guide. Water clocks or klepsydras were used as far back as 1500 BC and there are even a few fun examples of water clocks left to discover today………..