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Twelve are the fellies, and the wheel is single; three are the naves. What man hath understood it?
Therein are set together spokes three hundred and sixty, which in nowise can be loosened.
The international nautical mile was defined by the First International Extraordinary Hydrographic Conference, Monaco (1929) as exactly 1,852 metres. This is the only definition in widespread current use, and is the one accepted by the International Hydrographic Organization and by the International Bureau of Weights and Measures (BIPM). Before 1929 different countries had different definitions, and the Soviet Union, the United Kingdom and the United States did not immediately accept the international value.
originally posted by: Harte
a reply to: MerkabaMeditation
If you look a little harder at it, I believe you'll find that no ancient culture thought the year was 360 days.
They all recognized 360 days, which is a handy number of days for several reasons, plus several days of festivals waiting for an astronomical signal to restart the count of days.
In Ancient Egypt, for example, they restarted the count according to the re-appearance of the star Sirius in the sky, which had passed out of view to the south earlier in the year.
A long time ago, Re, who was god of the sun, ruled the earth. During this time, he heard of a prophecy that Nut, the sky goddess, would give birth to a son who would depose him. Therefore Re cast a spell to the effect that Nut could not give birth on any day of the year, which was then itself composed of precisely 360 days. To help Nut to counter this spell, the wisdom god Thoth devised a plan. Thoth went to the Moon god Khonsu and asked that he play a game known as Senet, requesting that they play for the very light of the moon itself. Feeling confident and that he would win, Khonsu agreed. However, in the course of playing he lost the game several times in succession, such that Thoth ended up winning from the moon a substantial measure of its light, equal to about five days. With this in hand, Thoth then took this extra time, and gave it to Nut. In doing so this had the effect of increasing the earth’s number of days per year, allowing Nut to give birth to a succession of children; one upon each of the extra 5 days that were added to the original 360. And as for the moon, losing its light had quite an effect upon it, for it became weaker and smaller in the sky. Being forced to hide itself periodically to recuperate; it could only show itself fully for a short period of time before having to disappear to regain its strength.
Speak to the Israelites and say to them: 'These are my appointed festivals, the appointed festivals of the LORD (Jehovah-Jupiter), which you are to proclaim as sacred assemblies. There are six days when you may work, but the seventh day is a day of sabbath rest, a day of sacred assembly. You are not to do any work; wherever you live, it is a sabbath to the LORD (Jehovah-Jupiter).
Then He brought me to the entrance of the gate of the LORD'S (Jehovah-Jupiter) house which was toward the north (northern hemisphere); and behold, women were sitting there weeping for Tammuz (Saturn).
The heart of man plans his way, but the LORD (Jehovah-Jupiter) establishes his steps.
originally posted by: mikegrouchy
According to the Maya: 13th Baktun completed
"Era of Gods" closed
world destroyed by man eating jaguars
Begin Second Creation
originally posted by: AthlonSavage
a reply to: MerkabaMeditation
Also worth point out but not obvious is the outer circle number of symbols is 12 and the middle circle 8.
8/12 = 0.666666666666666
The number of the beast! Is that guy in the middle the devil?