Baghdad City Outline Demonstrates Neolithic Measures. That is, a newer site that was once built on the old Babylonian site. The newer site dated from the 8th century AD. My first challenge with this blog is proving the antiquity the inch. That is easy. I reference The View Over Atlantis by John Michell, Ballantine Books. See page 98. There he states ” the chief unit of weight in the ancient world was based on the cubic inch of gold.” There are quite a number of these weights in the British Museum. They are from Egypt, Greece and Babylon. The British Museum is dedicated to human history, art and culture, and is located in the Bloomsbury area of London. Its permanent collection, numbering some 8 million works, is among the largest and most comprehensive in existence and originates from all continents, illustrating and documenting the story of human culture from its beginnings to the present.[a]
Michell brings up the cubic inch of gold as he he writes about how the golden tip of the Great Pyramid was 5 cubic inches in volume. It is on the same page. The museum concretely proves the inch is not an anachronism.
Baghdad City Outline is a Circle
For this part of the blog I quote my own treatise, The Staff of God, Vol, I. It is on page 301. Not published. Atlantis, in part, was a model. It explains the Baghdad City Outline.
In the 8th century AD dissident Muslim elements
Under the Umyyad Caliphate started another lineage:
The Arabian clan of Abbas under al-Mansur
He was the second Khalifah of the Abbasid line.
He built a new capitol on the south side of the Tigris.
The site was the Babylonian town of Baghdad.
It was laid out by the Jewish astronomer, Marshallah.
He designed it as a circular city like Atlantis.
The diameter of the circle was 3,000 yards.
It was surrounded by a moat and 2 closed, circular walls.
At the center, a circular wall surrounded the government.
By the 10th century, the Tigris River destroyed most of the walls.
The inch becomes its fundamental unit of Marshallah’s plan
As diameter of 3,000 yards = 108,000 inches.
In antiquity 1080 is a number filled with meaning.
See John Michell’s City of Revelation, Chapter 14.
Here are but a few examples from his voluminous research:
- 1080 represents the Moon on the cycles and forms of nature.
- 1080 directly relates to the Holy Spirit (p.171) by Greek gematria.
- In his World Systems, Galileo uses the exact number 108,000. Quote: “The apparent diameter of the Sun at its average distance is about half a degree of thirty minutes; this is 1.800 seconds or 108,000 third order divisions.”
Conclusion: There is an ancient tradition that resurfaces every now and then. I like to compare this to the Claude Debussy prelude called “The Sunken Cathedral.” From time to time we may catch a glimpse of it resurfacing after long submersion. I believe we are living in such an age.