### BLOWING THE COVER OFF OF THE MEGALITHIC YARD

Where did the measure of 2.72 foot megalithic yard, re-discovered by Professor Alexander Thom of Oxford University in the 1960’s, really come from? Thousands of years ago, Plato called 272 the number of** harmony.** John Michell writes about the subject in his *City of Revelation. ** *Thom found this unit* at* at 600 sites located in England, Scotland, Wales and Brittany. In the 1900’s, Jay Hambridge discovered that the megalithic yard was an extension of the Egyptian remen: The 1.2165 foot remen x square root of 5 = 2.72 feet. Hambridge uncovered the source of numerous ancient measurements by multiplying the Egyptian remen by the square roots of 2,3, 4,5 etc.

### MUSIC AND MEASURE

I discovered that many older measurements, including those that Hambridge uncovered are found in the 3 X 3 square pictured above. It was the cornerstone of ancient builders. In my blog on* Genesis tunes to A-440,* I talk about the hidden number codes. Please follow the numbers on the tick-tack-toe board above: By single digits the perimeter totals 40 as: 4 + 9 + 2 +7 + 6+1 + 8+ 3 = 40. But overlapping double digits, the total becomes 440 as: 49 + 92 + 27 + 76 + 61 + 18 + 83 + 34 = 440 (we still tune to** A-440).** Overlapping the digits, three at the time, corner to corner, we have 2220 as: 492 + 276 + 618 + 834 = 2220. The formula for deriving the megalithic yard from this number square is:** P1 (40) + P2(440) + P3 (2220)/(divided by) P3(2220) times the square root of the central number,5. **

### THE 3 MATHEMATICAL GEMS ARE HERE

The 3 X 3 magic square can have some different number arrangements, as books on number squares illustrate. John Michell, states that the above diagram is the traditional way it is viewed, Now why is the traditional solution important? Because, other key megalithic measures and mathematical* amazement*s are found when looking at the bottom row horizontally: As the numbers across the bottom are 816 or in reverse 618 we find: (1) One megalithic rod = 81.6 inches (2) One megalithic inch = 0.816 inches. When these three figures are reversed as 618, magically, the Golden Section appears. Ancient sites around the globe used the 1 to 1.618 ratio for construction. After they were constructed by the Golden Section, they were measured by megalithic units. This will be the subject of future blogs. Jericho was such a site. .618 is diminutive expression of the Golden section: 1/1.618…= o.618… Finally the megalithic yard as 2.72 references another mathematical gem: the exponential factor of growth: 2.72 is a close approximation that expresses the limits by which systems can grow. I will save the appearance of pi for another blog. Thank you for your patience.