Babylon 360

Ancient Babylon had mathematics based on base60. Our mathematics is base10.

With base 60, we know how to divide a circle from 360 to 180 to 90 degrees.

Our calendar year has 12 months. Babylonians had 30 days for each month..Then, they add a month every 7 years. Their calendar is lunar based, ours is solar based.They had six days of work and seventh day rest. That was how the Jewish Sabbath came about.

There are 12 signs of zodiac, from the Babylonian astrology. They divided days into diurnals.They saw six planets.

There are 24 hours in a day,60 minutes in an hour,and 60 seconds in minute.12 inches in a foot,3 feet in a yard.The Babylonians had 12 major gods. The first demon was 9 headed Tiamat. We are influenced by Babylons’ base 60.

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