37 is a remarkable number for many reasons but for our purposes the astronomical utility and its connections, as an invariant, to anciently developed concepts involving it are highlighted. The number within mathematics can be studied at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/37_(number).
We have observed in a number of articles (click on tab 37 above to view them), that the number 37 is
The approximate number of lunar months in three solar years.
The length of three Saturnian years, of 364 days each, equals 37 lunar months.
The counting of 37 lunar months six times can generate 222 lunar months, one short of the 223 in the Saros eclipse period and 13 short of the 235 in the Metonic periods anniversary of sun, moon and stars.
Two lunar years of 12 lunar months could and were alternated with a lunar year of 13 lunar months to achieve 37 lunar months.
3. The counting of 37 lunar months to count Saros and Metonic periods
In the late 1990s I drew a pattern of counting which shows the whole idea without reference to any ancient monument. A scane of this is below:
Figure 3.1 of a drawing made in late 1990s of the idea of counting sixe sets of 37 lunar months as 12 + 13 + 12 lunar month years equalling 222 lunar months
This book builds a definite narrative for a prehistoric megalithic science whose achievements are now largely forgotten. Starting in the 5th millennium BC, at Carnac (Brittany, France), it is clear that an original metrology and type of geometry was developed in order to understand astronomical time periods in a way quite unfamiliar to present day science. After astronomical works, interpreted as leading to the form of monuments, megalithic science moved to understanding the shape and size of the earth using the same techniques and in order to complete this work, some of its best astronomers moved to Egypt so that by 2500-2600 BC, two distinct yet different monuments were constructed, one the Great Pyramid in Egypt and the other Stonehenge in southern England, each recording a simple but effective model for the earth using the same metrological knowhow.
This knowledge has propagated into monuments such as the wall around the Temple Mount at Jerusalem and the pyramid complex at Teotihuachan, both interpreted in this book to reveal secret types of activity related to the megalithic after it was supposed to have ended. This has led to religious ideas which were founded on seeing that the time environment around the earth was organised in such a fashion as to believe there were Lords of Time who had constructed time as we would an artifact and that the megalithic impulse can now be seen as a journey of discovering these lords or gods, who one presumes toiled to organise time so as to enable life on earth and our own form of existence.
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