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"Anno Domini" means "Year of Our Lord" in Latin. The Lord refered to is Jesus Christ and for the purposes of dating it is assumed (in this system) that The year 1 AD is the date of Jesus Christ's birth although many modern historians have suggested alternative dates. This sytem was popularised by Bede. The dates are simple to understand, the present is the year AD 2009 or 2009 AD, which literally means 2009 years after the birth of Jesus Christ. Dates before the birth of Jesus Christ are give the appelation BC (before Christ) and the larger the number the further before the year 1 AD it is. So 2 years before the birth of Jesus Christ would be 2 BC but 1000 BC is 1000 years before the birth of Jesus Christ.

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