Even after the decline of the Roman Empire, their numerals continued to be used throughout Europe, up through the Middle Ages.

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And finally, if you’re wondering what the year is in Roman numerals, here’s your answer: 2010 = MMX 2011 = MMXI 2012 = MMXII 2013 = MMXIII 2014 = MMXIV 2015 = MMXV 2016 = MMXVI 2017 = MMXVII 2018 = MMXVIII 2019 = MMXIX 2020 = MMXX[/fusion_builder_column] Luke Ward is the founder of The Fact Site.

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The Roman Numeral, as far as we know, was the only written numbering system used in Ancient Rome and Europe until about 900 AD, when the Arabic Numbering System, which was originated by the Hindu's, came into use.

(The Arabic Numbers are the ones we use today 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9).

And for some odd reason, Roman numerals are used to designate the year of production on films.

There are a lot of folks who can’t remember the Roman numerals for even 1-10 (they often get hung up on 4 and 6…does the “I” go before the “V” or after? I do okay up to 50, but then things start getting fuzzy for me.Despite the fall of the Roman Empire millennia ago and despite the ubiquitous, worldwide use of Arabic numerals (1, 2, 3, etc.), Roman numerals still pop up regularly in modern society.We see them in the names of popes and monarchs and august events like the Olympics, the Super Bowl, and Wrestle Mania (who can forget the drama and excitement of Wrestle Mania III? They sometimes appear on the pillars of docks and the outside of the hulls of ships, to indicate how high the water is, and they’re often engraved on the cornerstones of buildings, to indicate the date they were laid.Even after the rise of the former, the Roman system continued on as a sort of antiquated shout out to things old and classic. It is difficult to imagine counting without numbers, but there was a time when written numbers did not exist.The other day I was reading an old book and came across a long string of Roman numerals that was used to signify a year, but I couldn’t make heads or tails of it.