Roman numerals, the numeric system used in ancient Rome, employs combinations of letters from the Latin alphabet to signify values.
The numbers 1 to 10 can be expressed in Roman numerals as follows: I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII, IX, X.
The entire set of symbols is the following:
- I = 1
- V = 5
- X = 10
- L = 50
- C = 100
- D = 500
- M = 1000
So for example 2014 is represented as: MMXIV (1000 + 1000 + 10 + 1 + 5)!
Interesting isn't it? This is an easy system to memorize and it will be very useful during your visit because you will find Roman Numbers everywhere!