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The Stone of Twelve Angles. The palace Hatunrumiyoc (Cuzco) was
built by Inca Sinchi Roca, the most important thing about this
palace is the Lienzo pétreo which is a beautiful wall which
bends backwards, built out of green stone, here
you will find the famous Stone of Twelve Angles. This is
an example of Inca skill with polygonal masonry.
The number twelve... Just a
coincidence?
Twelve months of the year, 12 hours of a clock, 12 tribes
of Israel, 12 apostles of Christ, 12 constellations of
the Zodiac, 12 Gods on Mount Olympus, 12 inches to the foot, 12 edges of a cube or
octahedron, 12 vertices or corners of the icosahedron, 12 faces
of the dodecahedron, 12 volts
in car electrical system, 12 books of Virgil's Aeneid, 12 is the
product of the first three factorials, 12 the atomic number of
magnesium, 12 function keys on most PC keyboards (F1,
F2,...F12), 12 dialing keys in any standard digital telephone
(1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 0, * and #), 12 grades
at school........
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Nazca Lines: Condor,
Nazca Lines: The Monkey,
Nazca Lines: The Spider,
Machu Picchu,
Sierpinski Triangle and Machu Picchu,
The
Stone of twelve angles,
The Lord
of Sipan,
The Lord of Sipan:
Spiderman,
Butterfly Theorem,
Bevan Point,
Ceva's
Theorem,
The
Raft of the Medusa,
The Raft of the Medusa
(Chinese version),
The Raft of the Medusa(Spanish
version),
Euler's Formula,
Morley's Theorem,
Nagel
Point,
Newton's Theorem,
Pentagons & Pentagrams
