We currently use AD in current day. To determine how long ago a year which ends in AD is, you simply subtract the year from the current one. We will use 2014 as an example. 2014-500= 1514. With today being in 2014, 500 AD was 1,514 years ago.
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What is the name of the period from AD 500 to AD 1500?
The period of time from 500 AD to 1500 AD is called the Middle Ages.