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09:30 - 18:00 25 June 2015

The origins of the seven-day week


Garden Room | Wilkins Building (link Map)
Gower St | London | WC1E 6BT | United Kingdom

Open to: Academic | Alumni | Public | Student
Admission: Free
Ticketing: Pre-booking essential

The seven-day week stems from two distinct traditions: the Biblical week of the Sabbath, and the astrological, planetary week. In this workshop, we investigate how these traditions emerged and spread in the Roman Empire, and how they combined remarkably into a single, seven-day unit of time reckoning that was to become standard in the medieval and modern worlds.


Georgia Panteli
+44 (0)20 7679 3591 | g.panteli@ucl.ac.uk


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