Ancient unit – The Barleycorn
A couple of days ago I got an email from someone in respect of the interpretation in base 60 of a Babylonian mathematical tablet. It unlocks a system translating pythagorean triangles within a system more complex than ones used today, yet more simple once understood.
Two Austalians have deciphered it and have fully disclosed their approach.
http://www.megalithic.co.uk/modules.php ... 83&forum=4
So Pythagoras was late to the party.
In my first book i promoted a unit of 3.666r x 1440 = 5280 representing one day in time.
I didn't know this was 120 barleycorns of 0.3666r imperial inches when i wrote the book.
The time system i have posted is Babylonian sexigesimal but obviously precedes the Babylonian era.
This barleycorn unit is a natural unit and appears again in the latest book i have written as the eclipse unit of 14.6666r feet this is the relationship in my first book expressed as 360 x 14.666r = 5280, exactly the same system.
It is 480 barleycorns
If the above calculations are done in inches then 10 and 40 barleycorns replace 480 and 120.
So the base 60 system reverts to base 10.
This number 3.6666r within the Canon of Ancient Measure ( Heath and Michell) expresses a circle of 360 x 366.666 x 100 in imperial feet.
This is 132000000 imperial feet 25000 miles or 100000 units of 1320 feet a quarter of a mile or 10 x 11 x 12 feet.
So the time system, the eclipse system and the circumference system are all the same system, and this is the imperial system in this instance a base 100 system.
So the barleycorn is a natural unit of measure that appears to be the base unit of some very powerful and complex systems,
astro - geo - mathematical systems.
But is it the base unit or does it do something even more powerful?
Anaysing the HSMF (Harris and Stockdale megalithic foot – book is ‘astronomy and measurement in megalithic architecture’) produced the relationship that eluded any explanation for quite a while but now it has surfaced.
Looking back through Peter's thread it can be found that the unit 14.666r represents 28 units with an explanation of why.
It is Pi /6 x 7.
3.666r x 6/7 = 22/7 so the barlecorn is 22/6 or in seconds 22/60 a sexigesimal unit of time that was used by the Babylonians but they called it a second and gave it the number 1 to keep things simple.
So 3.666r represents the number 7 when the base unit is 1/6th of pi as 22/7.
I know the ancients used this Pi /6 x 7 relationship because someone posted a lecture on the design of the Great Pyramid and Bauval's mathematician friend identified it in the lecture.
Not forgetting that all this is condensed into 100 megalithic yards of 32640 inches reprenting one day in time using the barleycorn x 34/33.
In my first book I could not find this simple 34/33 relationship, although it is very simple it was very elusive for a long time.
Thom got it spot on with a probability amounting to a certainty.
We can revist the canon of ancient measure
366.666r becomes 700
700 x 360 x 1000 = 252000000 and these are Stades
Or is can be restated as 366.666r reprents 1000 barleycorn units
1000 x 360 x 1000 but we know the ancients translated their circles into base 10 perimeters so we get
1000 x 1000 x 1000
The unit of translation is 1000/360 = 2.77777r and this unit was discovered by Hugh Franklin in his Great Pyramid calculations.
We know about the barleycorn and learned about the honeycomb from Hugh, all the ingredients for a good brew.
More on the barleycorn and the imperial inch.
the barleycorn is 1.1 imperial inches divided by 3 giving 0.3666r inches in a barleycorn.
I have not tried putting 3 modern barleycorns end to end and measuring them but i have seen them laid end to end in photos in books on ancient measure.
If the barleycorn is divided into the inch the result is a very remarkable 2.7272727r
These two numbers are base 100 but can both be translated to base 99 as follows.
2.727272727r x 99/100 = 2.7
0.3666666r x 99 / 100 = 0.363
So the inch becomes
2.7 x 100/99 x 0.363 x 100/99 = 1
But now we have
2.7 and 0.363 to consider
3 x 3 x 0.3 is 2.7
1.1 x 1.1 x 0.3 is 0.363
So the inch becomes
1.1 x 1.1 x 0.3 x 3 x 3 x 0.3 x 100/99 x 100/99 = 1
This can be restated as 0.11 x 0.11 x 3 x 3 x 3 x 3 x 100/99 x 100/99 = 1
and again restated
0.0121 x 81 x 100/99 x 100/99 = 1
81 x 0.0121 = 0.9801 x 100/99 = 0.99 x 100/99 = 1
0.9801 is 0.99 squared
1 / 0.9801 = 1.02030405060708000000 ( Excel can't get the number 9)
So the point i am making is there is more to this ancient metrology mlarkey than meets the eye, and don't be fooled by number one ever again.
The other thing that stands out is that I have looked at Robin Heath's really quite wonderful analysis of the Knowth stone tablet and he gets it to 364 days but when i actually look at his analysis of the markings they come to 363.
Based on my workings at the aubrey 364 would be perfect but 363 cannot be ruled out.
This is 99 units of 10 barleycorns.
0.36666r x 10 x 99 = 363.
This would link the Knowth analysis to the imperial system and imperial inch.( 364 does as well)
And finally the barleycorn is
1.1 x 1.1 x 1.1 x 0.3 x 3 x 3 x 0.3 x 100/99 x 100/99
remembering that 1.1 is 3 barleycorns
and 363 is 11 x 33 and they were day counting in Pi base 11 units
And if 11 x 33 is a counting period then 12 x 33 is 396 days