Why does the calendar week start on Sunday?

Asked by Aspen Stark

According to Gizmodo: The first day of the week (for most), Sunday has been set aside as the ‘day of the sun’ since ancient Egyptian times in honor of the sun-god, beginning with Ra. The Egyptians passed their idea of a 7-day week onto the Romans, who also started their week with the Sun’s day, dies solis.

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