Hexnet Hexagonal Tag Feed: babylon A feed of tagged nodes. https://hexnet.org/blog Babylonian sexagesimal glyphs <p>Sexagesimal glyphs from the Babylonian numeral system of yore. Although perhaps only indirectly related to hexagons at first glance, this highly sophisticated counting system demonstrates the ancients&#39;s respect for the superior factoring abilities of multiples of 6 such as 6, 12, and 60 (doz. 6, 10, 50). Note well that the 60 numerals of the Babylonian system live on in our 60-minute hours, 60-second minutes, and 360-degree circles&mdash;the circle itself consisting of 6 &quot;sides&quot; of 60 units each.</p> Wed, 14 Apr 2010 03:03:19 +0000 https://hexnet.org/content/babylonian-sexagesimal-glyphs https://hexnet.org/content/babylonian-sexagesimal-glyphs