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#1 what if

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Posted 11 September 2017 - 05:25 AM

i was rummaging around the site last night and i ran across the topic of a 360 day year.

this concept seems to have been widespread amongst the ancient world, even when it was KNOWN the year comprised 365.25 days.

my immediate reaction was, what's the significance of a 360 day year?

so began my search on a topic i never even heard of.

www.ancient-world-mysteries.com/360-days.html

#2 Fjuri

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Posted 12 September 2017 - 07:58 AM

Do you have anything to say on the subject itself, or are you saying "hey, this might be interested but I'm not bothering to check it out critically myself"?



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Posted 12 September 2017 - 11:08 AM

Do you have anything to say on the subject itself, . . .

how can i when this is the first i heard of it?
i found the "proof" on the following 2 pages hard to follow.

. . . or are you saying "hey, this might be interested but I'm not bothering to check it out critically myself"?

i thought maybe someone was familiar with the topic.

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Posted 13 September 2017 - 01:24 AM

You should have asked instead of posted a link... ;)



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Posted 13 September 2017 - 02:54 AM

 

 

Fjuri: You should have asked instead of posted a link..

 

Okay I'll ask; "Dear Fjuri's professor, what does this mathematics mean, please?"

 

:gotcha:

 

(mischief complete)

 

(you see what you miss when you don't attend mikey-school, you Khan't quite get your Kirkulations correct.) :P



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Posted 13 September 2017 - 04:18 AM

 

 

 

Fjuri: You should have asked instead of posted a link..

 

Okay I'll ask; "Dear Fjuri's professor, what does this mathematics mean, please?"

 

:gotcha:

 

(mischief complete)

 

(you see what you miss when you don't attend mikey-school, you Khan't quite get your Kirkulations correct.) :P

 

Sorry Mikey, you were kicked out of fjuri-school some time ago.

 

Figure it out yourself, I'm sure you can. ;)

I'll give a hint: It seems they start with equivocating different standards for miles, for example.


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Posted 13 September 2017 - 10:05 PM

i was rummaging around the site last night and i ran across the topic of a 360 day year.

this concept seems to have been widespread amongst the ancient world, even when it was KNOWN the year comprised 365.25 days.

my immediate reaction was, what's the significance of a 360 day year?

so began my search on a topic i never even heard of.

www.ancient-world-mysteries.com/360-days.html

There were no "missing" days.

 

Different societies had various ways to deal with the 5 days.  For example, the Egyptians had 5 days that were "off calendar."

 

This site discusses a number of ancient calendars:   http://www.webexhibi...ar-ancient.html

 

My guess is that 360 days was used because it is evenly divisible by so many numbers.



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Posted 14 September 2017 - 02:52 AM

There were no "missing" days.

 

Different societies had various ways to deal with the 5 days.  For example, the Egyptians had 5 days that were "off calendar."

 

This site discusses a number of ancient calendars:   http://www.webexhibi...ar-ancient.html

 

My guess is that 360 days was used because it is evenly divisible by so many numbers.

 

 

The web-page What If cited says that ancient people viewed the 360 day year as "harmonious", which sounds like mythological numerology.

 

Wikipedia mentions that 360 is roughly the average of the solar and lunar year. Don't know if that has any significance to this or not, but it is an interesting coincidence if nothing else.



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Posted 14 September 2017 - 03:51 AM

What's funny is actually that after the French revolution, a 360 day calendar was reintroduced to separate the calendar from religious connotations. 






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