The Ancient Temple

A tourist is traveling with a guide through one of the thickest jungles in
South Africa, when he comes across an ancient Mayan temple.  The tourist is
entranced by the temple, and asks the guide for details.  To this, the guide
states that archaeologists are carrying out excavations, and still finding
great treasures.  The tourist then queries how old the temple is.  

"This temple is 1503 years old", replies the guide.  

Impressed at this accurate dating, he inquires as to how he gave this
precise figure.  

"Easy", replies the guide, "the archaeologists said the temple was 1500
years old, and that was three years ago"

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This message was sent on 28 Oct 1996