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Twelve animals or the art of counting time: the story of the Chinese calendar Visite thématique par Mily Tasch

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  • Guided Tour
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    • FR - 13:00 - 9 February 2019
    • FR - 15:00 - 20 January 2019
    • ENG - 15:00 - 27 January 2019

Legend has it that it was Emperor Huangdi who, in 2697 BC, invented the calendar by postulating a sexagenary cycle.

Based on rather precise astronomical observations, the Chinese calendar is in fact a wonderful story in which the first Buddha laid the foundation for counting time by inviting twelve animals to a race.