Monday, May 25, 2009

Phoenician Numbers

Why Numbers like : 1 is One & 2 is two, have you ever thought why ……..
1 means “one”, and 2 means “two”? The roman numerals are easy to understand but what was the logic behind the Phoenician Numbers?

It’s all about angles! It’s the number of angles. If one writes the numbers down (see below) on a piece of paper in their older forms, one quickly sees why. I have marked the angles with “o”s. Digit 1 has one angle, Digit 2 has two angles, Digit 3 has three angles and so on…and “O” has no angles
Phoenician Numbers

Interesting, isn’t it? An ancient Phoenician manuscript explains this.

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