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What Are Fibonacci Numbers?

A little history

Named After:
Leonardo of Pisa (also known as Fibonacci)

Fibonacci:
Italian Mathematician

His Dates:
c. 1175 – c. 1250

Book:
The number sequence was included in his book Liber Abaci (1202).

India:
The sequence was described previously in India.

Fibonacci Numbers:
Starting with 1, 1 the next number in the sequence is the sum of the two before it.

1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, etc.

For Example
1 + 1 = 2
1 + 2 = 3
2 + 3 = 5

The 0 is now often included as well.

Fibonacci Numbers in Popular Culture Include:
The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown.

 

Sources:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fibonacci_number
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fibonacci
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fibonacci_numbers_in_popular_culture

Lynn 🙂
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Posted by on June 16, 2017 in History

 

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The Nazca Lines in Peru

Nazca Lines/Hummingbird Sketch

The mysterious Nazca Lines are a group of large geoglyphs in southern Peru

Geoglyph:
An image created on the surface of the earth

The Nazca Lines Include:
Geometric shapes, animals, trees, and other images

Meaning of the Nazca Images:
Their meaning is unknown

Who Created:
The Nazca culture may have created the lines (the culture flourished from about 100 BC to 800 AD)

How Were the Nazca Lines Created:
It appears that pebbles on the surface were removed, revealing the lighter ground beneath

 

Sources:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nazca_Lines
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nazca_culture
https://www.britannica.com/place/Nazca-Lines

For summaries of my cave art theories (France and Spain) and African rock art theories please visit:
https://lynnshistoryblog.wordpress.com

Lynn 🙂

 

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Posted by on June 10, 2017 in History

 

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Flowers and the Artist Monet

Claude Monet:
French Impressionist Painter

Monet’s Garden:
Located in Giverny, France

Art Movement:
The term Impressionism derives from Monet’s painting Impression, soleil levant (Impression, Sunrise)

His Dates:
1840 – 1926

His Works Include:
Water Lilies (series)
Rouen Cathedral (series)
Haystacks (series)
Poplars (series)

 

Source:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Claude_Monet

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Lynn 🙂

 

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Posted by on May 3, 2017 in History

 

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Horses of Pech Merle in France

Horse Panel Sketch

Horse Panel Sketch

There is a fascinating horse panel in the cave of Pech Merle in France.

Where:
The cave is located in southwest France

Panel Images:
There are two horses facing in opposite directions and many other markings – including black and red dots and six hand stencils

Meaning:
The meaning of the images is unknown

Interesting Rock Formation:
Part of the rock is in the shape of a horse’s head (see sketch top right)

Date of Images:
The images may date from about 25,000 BC

 

Here is a Wikipedia link for more information about Pech Merle
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pech_Merle

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Lynn 🙂

 

(Please note, this is not an exact sketch)

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Posted by on May 1, 2017 in History

 

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A Purple Cave Painting in Spain

Sketch of Cave Painting

Sketch of Cave Painting

There is an image of a bison painted in a pretty purple/violet color in Spain’s Cave of La Pasiega.

Where:
The cave is located in northern Spain (Puente Viesgo/Cantabria)

Cave Complex:
La Pasiega is in a group of caves that includes El Castillo, Las Monedas, and Las Chimeneas

Meaning/Color:
The meaning of the cave painting is unknown

Age:
The painting may be more than 20,000 years old

 

Here is a Wikipedia link for more information about the Cave of La Pasiega:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cave_of_La_Pasiega

For summaries of my cave art theories (France and Spain) and African rock art theories please visit:
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Lynn 🙂

 

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Posted by on April 25, 2017 in History

 

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Mirror Writing and Leonardo da Vinci

Italian artist/scientist/inventor Leonardo da Vinci created thousands of pages of notes and drawings. Da Vinci wrote most of his notes from right to left and in reverse. This is called mirror writing.

Mirror Writing:
The writing can be read correctly when viewed in a mirror (see photo above).

Why Mirror Writing:
It is unknown why he wrote this way.

Locations of the Notes/Drawings Include:
Library and museum collections. Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates owns the Codex Leicester.

Da Vinci’s Dates:
1452 -1519

His Drawings Include:
Vitruvian Man

His Paintings Include:
Mona Lisa and The Last Supper

Sources:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leonardo_da_Vinci
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mirror_writing

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Lynn 🙂

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Posted by on April 7, 2017 in History

 

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Cave Art: Bison-Man in the Milky Way Theory

Sketch after Breuil's Little Sorcerer Cave Drawing

Sketch after Breuil’s Little Sorcerer Cave Drawing

Bison-Man in the Milky Way Sketch

Bison-Man in the Milky Way Sketch

Here’s my theory:

(Date: about 13,000 BC)

There’s an image in the Cave of Les Trois Frères in France that looks like a little Bison-Man playing a musical instrument. It’s called the Little Sorcerer or the Petit Sorcier à l’Arc Musical. There is an image in the Milky Way that I think is the Little Sorcerer Bison-Man in the cave.

For my full Bison-Man/Milky Way theory please visit:
https://lynnshistoryblog.wordpress.com/history-notes/the-bison-man-in-the-milky-way-theory/

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Lynn 🙂

[This is an updated repost]

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Posted by on March 23, 2017 in History

 

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