Introduction• The ancient Egyptian calendar was invented over 5000 years ago, (2400 BCE). It was originally based on a cycle of the 12 months, which the Egyptians grouped into three seasons of four months each with the rise and fall of the waters of the Nile.
Once upon a time there were two best friends named Paul and Charles, it was the year2400 BCE. One day Paul said, “Hey Charles, we should make something with days and monthsBecause people are always saying they wish they had an organized way of knowing what day ormonth it is.
Charles said, “Ya, that’s a great idea Paul, but first we should make names for the days of theweek and the days of the months of the year.” So Paul and Charles thought and thought andthought some more and then they finally came up with 7 names for the days of the week and12 names for the months of the year.
Then Charles said, “We have names for the months and the days of the weeks, buthow are we going to organize this calendar?
So they thought and they thought again, and after a while of thinking,Paul said, “I have an idea, lets make a calendar with 7 squares going horizontally,and make 4 squares vertically for some of the months. Some months will have 31days, some months will have 30 days, and some other months will have 29 days.
Charles said, “ Ya that’s a great idea, I will get something to draw on and I will dothe first six months, January to June, and you will do July to December, now let’sget to work we have a lot to do.
So Charles and Paul worked for a few days making a calendar, then when they were done, theymade more calendars for the village.
So they got every one in the village to come outside and they gave every one in the villagea calendar, and they all lived happily ever after. THE END