Pearl #111 -

What was the Design Range of Ancient Clocks?


Herbert R. Stollorz
January 31, 2008

Persian AstrolabeReading again my Asteroid Answers to Ancient Calendar Mysteries Babushka book still more information comes along as it will continue until all is on the table. I was looking at a few pictures hanging in museums and measured the small diameter and the large diameter, which shows the ratio of an X-axis versus a Y-axis. Most reveal an interesting number calculated of 1.430:1 which is the tenth of the constant 14.305789 embedded in the Antikythera clock.

That is a ratio most clocks show, which must relate to a 72° embossed on each outer dial with 72 window sections. The precession of one turn is 25,625 years or cycles divided in that ratio 1.430 equals 17,912 for one turn around 360° [25,625/1.430 = 17,920]. We must divide it into 5 to get 72° which 3,584 years [17,920/5 = 3,584].

Prague Orloj, lowerThat is the range of the clock design as the X-axis turns 1.4 times to be equal with the Y-axis. If you check out my X-Y axis graph in (chapter 3 page 75) we will see that 1.43 is a little before Abraham's life time [1.31] or perhaps the second pyramid in Aztec times buried in Mexico City's outdoor museum.

I always thought before Moses' time [1.0] most clocks will have to be referenced. If we count 3,584 years from 2287 BC, we come to AD 1297 [2287-3584 = 1297], which is close to when the Prague Astronomical clock was built in AD 1346 - only 49 years difference. A little later in the fifteenth century, Pope Gregory re-calibrated the Julian calendar by two weeks. With a few other calculation adjustments, the Julian calendar became our modern Gregorian calendar used by the secular world. Pope Gregory must have used a clock like the Astrolabe, as many gold clocks are dated on the AD side of time that clearly measure a range of 72°.


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