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millennium (noun) thousand year period.
A millennium is a thousand year period as calculated before or after the birth of Christ. The time in future when Christ will return to the earth to rule it is the millennium.
- The ancient Egyptian civilization goes back to the third millennium BC. There are very good evidences to support the theory that the civilization flourished in 3000 BC.
- Human beings have been in existence for many millennia before Christ, because pottery and weapons of stone used thousands of years before Christ have been found in archeological excavations.