Number 72 
Introduction
In August 2011, I was contacted by singersong writer, Tally Koren, about the number 72. She was planing to do a series of interviews on the subject, in conjunction with her new album, "72 Names Hallelujah." She was undertaking a 72day project focusing on the significance of the number 72 in all facts of everyday life  modern and historical, artistic and spiritual. In Jewish mysticism, there are 72 Divine Names.
I agreed to be one of the interviews. I explained to Tally that my method of study is based on dreams and coincidences. After discussing the subject on the telephone, we decided that I would explain a little about the number 72 and more about the ancient numbering Code system, found worldwide, as well as various crop circle connections. I created this web page in order to organize the interview material and display the graphics. The audio interview became a brief (22 minutes) overview of the material in this article.
Synchronistically, the interview coincided with my 72nd birthday. The video is now on Youtube, and on Tally's blog.
Early Number Experiences
Ancient numbers first came to my attention in 1990, when I read The Inner Reaches of Outer Space, by the great mythologist, Joseph Campbell. There was a section about the ancient number, 432000, the time cycle of years in the Hindu religion, called the Kali Yuga.
In the system, there are everrevolving cycles of impersonal time, with whole universes and their populations coming into being, flowering for a season of 43200 (or 432000 or 4320000) years, dissolving back into the cosmic mothersea to rest for an equal spell of years before returning, again and again.
Campbell pointed out that the same period of years was given in the SumeroBabylonian system, where ten kings reigned from the rise of the first city, Kish, and the great flood (see details below or read the 432 article).
Realizing that Genesis tells of ten patriarchs from Adam's creation to the time of the great flood, Campbell wondered if that period of 1656 years had a relation to the SumeroBabylonian account. He found the 19th Century work of Julius Oppert, showing that in 1656 years, there are 86400 weeks.
He realized that 86400 is twice 43200, and came to the conclusion that the 1656 years of Genesis was given in a manner to secretly disguise the ancient SumeroBabylonian system number.
Campbell also mentioned that the number nine was associated with the Goddess Mother of the World and its gods. In India the number of recited names in a litany of this goddess is 108, while 4 x 108 = 432. The numbers all reduce to nine 
4 + 3 + 2 = 9
1 + 0 + 8 = 9
1 + 6 + 5 + 6 = 18 then 1 + 8 =9
Campbell also wrote of the Viking eddas that were found in Iceland which told the story of the Day of Ragnarök, the Doomsday of the Gods. At that time, 800 Divine Warriors will come out of each of the 540 Doors of Valhalla (800 x 540 = 432000).
This 432/864 number type can be found in an internal clock in the body, as well as in the Cosmos. A trained athlete's heart beats one time each second. In a 24 hour day, that is 86400 beats. The earth's axis wobble that causes the precession of the equinoxes is given as 25920 years. Divided by the ancient number called "soss," 60, which was used in calculations, results in 432 (25920 / 60 = 432). Also note 
2 + 5 + 9 + 2 + 0 = 18 and 1 + 8 = 9
Number Coincidence
One of those strange coincidences happened some months after I read the Campbell book. I was inspired to write notes about the sinking of the Titanic in 1912 as a symbolic event. The idea is that it was a portent of the periods of stress to follow, starting with World War One in 1914.
Some days later, I came home from work and found a Jehovah's Witness pamphlet on my desk. I started to throw it in the trash, but something stopped me. I found an article inside about a prophesy given in the 1800s, based on the dream of Nebuchadnezzar in the Book of Daniel. In the dream, a great tree was cut and banded, causing a period of insanity for seven years. This was said to be "Prophetic Years" of 360 years each, for a total of 2520 years. The Jehovah's Witness prophet related this to Revelation 12, where the Devil is thrown out of Heaven, down to Earth. He predicted that this would be the start of the Apocalyptic cycle, which would begin in 1914.
I do not believe in a literal Devil, or conventional views of the Apocalypse, but I do find these ancient numbers fascinating. I realized that this cycle number and its base number also reduce to nine 
2 + 5 + 2 + 0 = 9
3 + 6 + 0 = 9
Around the same time, I read that there were 72 Divine Names in one of the Jewish systems. They were said to be used as codes in creation (see below).
In 1992, a strange thing happened as I was working the swing shift. The numbers 72 and 360 kept coming into my mind over and over  as the Divine Names used as codes in creation, and the Prophetic years. Finally, I stopped working to multiply them 
72 x 360 = 25920
I was surprised, because I recognized the number as the of years of the precession of the equinoxes through the twelve Zodiac Ages. Each Age is 2160 years in length (12 x 2160 = 25920).
I learned later that ancient people around the world had been obsessed with keeping track of the movement of the sun along the horizon, and that some of them figured out the precession, by observing maximum points of movement through many years. In 72 years, the maximum point moved one degree in relation to the background of star constellations associated with the twelve signs of the Zodiac.
The number 72 is related to the precession number in another way 
72^{2} / 2 = 2592
5184 / 2 = 2592
Some years later, the number of half the precession (12960) became significant (see below). It relates to the number 72 in these ways 
72^{2} / 4 = 1296
72 x 18 = 1296
The number 1296 is six to the fourth power (6^{4}), or 6 x 6 x 6 x 6. It is also 36^{2}. This number and its harmonics were found in the ancient code and has been coded into several important crop circle formations, including the 1991 Barbury Castle triangle, the 1996 DNA formation, the 2002 Mitochondrial DNA formation, and the 2008 "Pi" formation (see details below or read this article).
Crop Circle Number Connections
The crop circle phenomena came to my attention in 1990. By the end of the year, I began to receive information about them, mostly through various books and journals.
On page 109 of
Circular
Evidence, by
Pat
Delgado and Colin
Andrews, was a photograph of the crop circle formation that appeared
at Cheesefoot Head in 1988 

Cheesefoot
Head 
Each circle was 10.8 meters in diameter (note the 108 harmonic). Here are a few excerpts from the article:
"About 35 percent of the barley plants were compressed to the ground, and swirled clockwise. The pressure swathes from the centre of the circle expanded toward the perimeter. The remaining plants had clearly also been flattened when the event occurred but had now lifted back to the light in an extraordinary fashion. Later when we saw the circles from the air we found that they were at the points of an equilateral triangle and the circle edges were separated by 1.9 meters of standing crop. The compass bearing through the centres of two of the circles was precisely magnetic north." [skip]
"The plants had now grown into a pattern consisting of seven concentric rings and fortyeight spokes. Each circle had the same form."
Crop formations in young plants have this tendency of the downed crop to grow back upward. My first response after reading the article was to multiply:
3 x 48 = 144
3 x 7 = 21
7 x 48 = 336
3 x 7 x 48 = 1008
I did not know much about the ancient numbering systems at the time, but I did know that the number 144000 appears in the Book of Revelation.
I recalled reading Joseph Campbell's, The Inner Reaches of Outer Space, where he mentioned ancient numbers, including the number 108, the number of names of the Goddess recited in India.
Some months later, I read another article about the Cheesefoot Head crop formation. When a triangle is drawn between the centers of the three circles, it encloses twelve spokes of each circle. I realized the total spokes within the triangle would be 3 x 12 = 36, and that the number of spokes left in each circle, not including the 12 enclosed in the triangle  would also be 36, as 48  12. Of course, 4 x 36 is also 144.
I soon read of the work of Professor Gerald Hawkins. He found that various crop circle formations have ratios within the geometry that match the diatonic scale of music, corresponding to the white key notes on a piano. The Cheesefoot Head formation, above, became the basis of "Theorem I."
I realized that 144, is half of 72, and that the number reduces to nine, as does 1008, which can figure as 72 x 14.
Carl Munck, the Gematrian Wheel and the Explosion of Numbers
In 1994, a corresponding friend sent some of my material about the numbers to Carl Munck, who then contacted me and informed me about "The Code," and Gematria  the ancient system of numbers. To me, it was like an explosion of numbers. There are many systems of Gematria. The one discussed here is special, and the most ancient.
These types of "Gematrian" numbers are found in ancient myths and religions, including the Bible. The numbers were used in systems of weights and measures (metrology) by ancient peoples, including the Greeks, the Egyptians, the Persians, the Babylonians and the Romans. The ancient Mayans used Gematrian numbers in their very accurate timekeeping.
The Code system uses mathematical constants, such as pi and the radian. The system also uses conventions that are still in use, such as the 360 degree circle, 60 minute degree, 60 second minute, the base10 numbering system, the 12inch foot, and the 5280 foot mile.
The ancient, prehistoric numbering system that was in place when written history began.
Carl found the numbers to contain just two tangents, (ignoring ending zeors and the +/ signs) which suggest sine waves. When the two tangents are multiplied, the number produced is the square root of five  which itself is the tangent of the speed of light in air!
All Gematrian numbers add to nine or a multiple of nine and are divisible by 9. All the numbers end in 0, 2, 4, 6, or 8.
The number 72 is part of this doubling sequence 
9, 18, 36, 72, 144, 288, 576, 1152, 2304
Many of the Gematrian numbers have Alpha or Word meanings. For example 
144 = Light
288 = Double Light
432 = Consecration
576 = Prophecy and Gospel
1152 = Witness
5184 (72 squared) = Victory over the
Beast
When evaluating the meaning of Gematrian numbers, it is often useful to ignore the zeros. For example, 108, 1008, and 1080 seem to be related.
Some months after being contacted by Carl, I had a dream of a circle divided into pieshaped parts, and knew it was about Gematrian numbers. I drew a circle and then put the numbers on marks around it based on the tangents. It turned out to be a 360 degree circle divided into ten divisions of 36 degrees each. I placed Grandmother Spider in this rendition of the "Gematrian Wheel" to mark the various points with nonzero tangents 

The Gematrian Wheel with Grandmother Spider 
In this diagram, the horizontal dashed line between 270 degrees and 90 degrees is not intended to be one of the 10 Gematrian points, but is shown for reference.
Each divisional section has 6 subsections of 6 degrees each, for a total of 60 small subsections. Recall that 60 is the Babylonian soss. Each full circuit around the wheel produces the same numbers multiplied by 10. (360, 720, 1080, etc.) This can be continued into more circuits, adding more digits, so that 144000, for instance, could be considered as 400 times around the wheel.
It seemed coincidental that the circle (or wheel) had ten parts, because two crop formations had appeared in 1993 and 1994  the Bythorn Mandala and the Spider Web formations. Both were circular patterns divided into ten sections 


Bythorn
Mandala Crop Formation 
Spider
Web Crop Formation 
Carl informed me that ten is the base harmonic of the planet earth, found at its very core.
The Bythorn Mandala formation was "coincidentally" very similar to a diagram in a book that I had brought home from the library some months prior. The title is The Tantric Way: Art, Science, Ritual, by Ajit Mookerjee and Madhu Khanna. The diagram is called a Yantra to Kali 

Yantra to Kali 
The crop formation had ten petals, while the Kali Yantra has 8 and 16. Kali is the Goddess of death or destruction creation, consort of Shiva. The symbolism relates to something like a karmic cleansing. As previously stated, we are presently in the age of the Kali Yuga, said to have a duration of 432000 years. In time, it became clear to me that Kali corresponds to the harlot of Revelation 17.
One interpretation of the Bythorn Mandala crop formation was that it represents the third chakra, which is symbolized by a lotus flower with ten petals.
More FiveFold/TenFold Crop Formations
Many similar fivefold/tenfold fold type crop formations have appeared since 1994. These are examples 


Chilcomb
Down, Hampshire 
Freddie Silva's Geometric




Avebury
Trusloe, Wiltshire 
Green
Street, 
Silverstone
Racecourse, 
This one has crystallike pointers suggesting the Gematrian numbers (added in color here) 

St
Martin's Chapel 
Sometimes the place name of the location where a crop circle appears seems to be symbolically meaningful  in this case St Martin's Chapel. Martin of Tours is the Fourth Century Christian Saint, who was formerly a soldier in the Roman army. He became famous for cutting his military cloak in half and sharing it with a scantily dressed beggar. That night, Martin dreamed of Jesus wearing the halfcloak he had given to the poor man. He heard Jesus say to the angels: "Here is Martin, the Roman soldier who is not baptized; he has clad me."
The name, Martin, has the meaning  Warrior of Mars. As I was updating this article, I found another tenfold crop formation that appeared at Martinsell 

Martinsell
Hill, near 
Interestingly, Mars is associated with the fifth sphere of the Tree of Life, which is symbolically related to the fivepointed star 

Two important bits of information crossed my path in the mid 1990s. According to Andy Thomas, in his excellent book, Vital Signs, on page 71 
"Observing previous pentagram formations, Michael Glickman had noticed that in every case one point of the star would point precisely south."
This became significant to me when I read page 5 of H. P. Blavatsky's, The Secret Doctrine. A fivepointed star with two points (or horns) facing upward is an esoteric symbol of the Kali Yuga time cycle, the Age of Iron 


Below are two Aztec type crop formations that fit geometrically with the Gematrian Wheel 


Silbury
Hill, Wiltshire 
Wayland's
Smithy 
Earth Stars
I found another circle with double fivepointed stars inside  the Earth as viewed from the North Pole. The image of the map, below, is from David Flynn's book, Cydonia: The Secret Chronicles of Mars 

The caption reads:
Megaliths on the earth seem to be related to each other, built along a "grid" composed of two pentagrams within the circle of the equator. All the monuments fall into place along this grid if one pentagram is "anchored" at Giza & one at the Prime Meridian at 0 longitude. Too many major architectural structures exist along this dualpentagram design for it to be mere coincidence. This design predicts where megalithic structures will be found, as well.
David is the creator of the great site 
Da Vinci Code
Tally informed me that the number "72" was recently found under the arched bridge in the backdrop of Leonardo da Vinci's famous Mona Lisa painting. Leonardo's drawing of the Vitruvian Man incorporates the geometry of a fivepointed star inside a circle (below, left) 


A Vitruvian ManButterfly crop circle formation appeared in the Netherlands in August 2009 (above right).
The Pi Crop Circle Formation
On 1 June 2008, the "Pi" crop circle formation appeared at Barbury Castle 

Astrophysicist, Mike Reed, deciphered the puzzling formation, showing that it is a pictorial representation of the first ten digits of Pi. The diagram on the left, below, illustrates the idea by color code 


Significantly, it is yet another circle divided into ten parts. I created the image on the right, above, to show the placement of the two 5pointed stars and the Gematrian numbers. It is also significant that when the first ten digits of Pi are multiplied, the result is Gematrian 
3 x 1 x 4 x 1 x 5 x 9 x 2 x 6 x 5 x 4 = 129600
It is 360 squared or 6 to the fourth power times 100. It is also 10 times half the Precession. This number, and its harmonics has repeatedly appeared coded in crop circle formations. It is also known to appear in the ancient code. See 
Code of the Ancients & the DNA Repair
A single star divides the 360 degree circle into five parts of 72 degrees each, giving the series, 72, 144, 216, 288, and 360. With two stars, the circle is marked at 36, 72, 108, 144, 180, 216, 252, 288, 324, and 360. The numbers continue with more revolutions around the wheel. For example, the second revolution marks the numbers 396, 432, 468, 504, 540, 576, 612, 648, 684, and 720.
1296 Connections
The first example of the 1296 type number to appear in the crops happened on 17 July 1991, at Barbury Castle 

Barbury Castle

From the center of the triangle to its lowerright corner, the angle was 120 degrees. From that point to the center of the ratchet spiral the angle was 108 degrees, i.e., Gematrian. Multiplying the two numbers 
120 x 108 = 12960 (72 x 180)
12960 = 6^{4} x 10
The six arches of the ratchet spiral suggest 6 Ages of 2160 years each, which total 12960 years (half the precession).
This is a large diagram of the 1991 Barbury Castle formation, with details 
http://www.greatdreams.com/numbers/music/bbccbg.gif
The angles mentioned above are 
120 degrees = X and A
108 degrees = A and Y
Incredibly, a friend at work had a dream of being on an airliner driving on a roadway where highways 120 and 108 run together! The context of the dream fit well with the idea of a changing of the Ages.
One theory about the 1991 Barbury Castle crop formation is that it represents the lower triad of the Tree of Life (which appeared as a crop formation in 1997). It is also thought to represent a tetrahedron, a threedimensional figure composed of four triangular faces. It is said to be the simplest threedimensional object, and therefore the first solid form created.
Carl Munck states that the the tetrahedron is 720. It shows up in the ancient code. This is figured by the four triangular faces, where each triangle has three angles totaling 180 degrees 
4 x 180 = 720
It may well be that the number 72 and its harmonic, 720, are representative of the creation process itself. See 
http://www.greatdreams.com/crop/2011ccs/2011ccs2.htm
DNA 1296 Crop Circle Connections
In late 1995, a work colleague, Jeff, dreamed of being on a spiral staircase with maintenance mechanics on every rung, each having a tool box. I was amazed by the dream and informed Jeff that the dream seemed to be about the "DNA repair."
In January 1996, I wrote a letter to the Editor of the "Sussex Circular" magazine, telling of Jeff's DNA dream. I included information about Munck's Code and the ancient Gematrian numbering system. Around 17 June 1996, a crop circle formation appeared at Alton Barnes, Wiltshire 

DNA Crop
Formation at Alton Barnes, Wiltshire 
It was widely reported that the formation represents DNA, with its double helix. The formation was 648 feet in length, which is half of 1296, and another ancient Gematrian number. The baseten harmonic, 6480, is one fourth of the precession in years.
In my January 1996 letter to the "Sussex Circular" magazine, I had mentioned the number 648. The number 666 is equally between the Gematrian numbers 648 and 684. The primary Gematrian numbers are evenly devisable by 36, while the "in between" types, such as 666, are evenly devisable by 18.
648 (9 x 72) feet long
The 2002 Mitochondrial DNA Crop Circle Formation
Around August 28,2002, tube torus type crop circle formation appeared at Crooked Soley , near Hungerford, Wiltshire 

Mitochondrial
DNA Crop Formation 
The formation is said to represent mitochondrial DNA. There were a total of 1296 little diamonds making up the snakelike pattern. It is based on a pattern with 72 sets of curves.
1296 (18 x 72) little diamond shapes
1296 = 6 x 6 x 6 x 6
1296 = 36^{2}
1296 = 6^{4}
The number 1296 is, of course, twice 648, which was the length in feet of the 1996 DNA crop circle. There were 144 curved lines within the tube torus type shape, 72 in one direction, and 72 in the other, making up the netlike pattern, which resembles snake skin.
The twisted ladder type pattern, which resembles the double helix of DNA in a circular design, was composed of 504 little diamond shapes of standing crop. There were 792 little diamond shapes in the torus with laid down crops (504 + 792 = 1296).
The significance of these numbers were quite familiar to me by the time I read the Crooked Soley book, as indicated by previous parts of this article. Adding zeros to the end of the above numbers produces familiar results 
5040  factorial of 7 and combined earthmoon radius, related to Plato's
Atlantis
7920  diameter of the Earth in miles
12960  half the number of years of precession, or six ages
5040 = 1 x 2 x 3 x 4 x 5 x 6 x7
7920 = 8 x 9 x 10 x 11
Crooked
Solely  A Crop Circle Revelation
by Allan Brown and John Michell
The Decagon of DNA
I pointed out in a previous article on this subject, that a crosssectional view from the top of the DNA double helix forms a decagon, a 10sided figure, like two pentagons, with one rotated by 36 degrees from the other. Each spiral of the double helix traces out the shape of a pentagon. The shape, as with the fivepointed star (pentagram), features the Phi ratio or Golden Section. This is an example indicating the geometry 

DNA Decagon 
The DNA spiral is a Golden Section
This information about DNA was reported in my article, dated September 3, 2009 
Code of the Ancients & the DNA Repair
Just under two years later, another crop formation appeared with a similar decagon pattern.
The 2011 DNA Decagon Crop Formation
Around 15 August 2011, a crop formation appeared at Jubilee Plantation. It had a decagon pattern in the central portion 


Jubilee
Plantation Crop Formation 
Jubilee Plantation Diagram 
A closeup view of the wide ring seemed to confirm the DNA connection 

Jubilee
Plantation Detail 
Crop Circle Number Counts
Other crop circle formations indicate Gematrian numbers by the count of the various displayed features. A number of examples are given below.



Woolstone
Hill near 
Bad
Kissingen, Germany 
Stantonbury
Hill, Somerset 
The Woolstone Hill formation (above, left) has 18 feathers on each side of the square, for a total of 72. The Bad Kissingen formation (above, center) has two sets of 4, 3, 2 sequences of small circles on each side, perhaps suggesting the cycle of time number 432. The Stantonbury Hill YinYang formation (above, right) has twelve radial lines in the outer ring, each crossed by three small lines, indicating 12 x 3 = 36.



Marden
near Chirto, Wiltshire 
Riesi, Sicilia,
Italy 
Rollright
Stones, Oxfordshire 
The formation at Marden (above, left), has 18 points in the outer ring, with three other sets of 18 points on the inside. This can figure as 4 x 18 = 72. The formation at Riesi (above, center), has a similar design with a total of 36 points. The formation at Rollright Stones (above, right) can figure as 9 x 4 = 36.



Honey Street,
Wiltshire 
Toot Balden,
near Southend, 
Cley Hill,
Wiltshire 
The formation at Honey Street (above, left) can figure as 3 x 12 = 36. The hypercube type formation at Toot Balden (above, center) has 36 rays. It may represent how the creation is created. The formation at Cley Hill (above, right) has 36 lines connected to the twelvepointed star.


Upper Upham,
near Aldbourne, Wiltshire 
Boxley,
near Maidstone, Kent 
The Upper Upham formation (above, left) has 36 points in each of the four concentric rings, for a total of 144. The 18 cubes in the center each show three faces, which could figure as 18 x 3 = 54. If the six sides of a cube are imagined, the suggested number is 18 x 6 = 108. The Boxley formation (above, right) has twelve major outer star points with three projections on each for a total of 36.

Watchfield
Wind Farm near Shrivenham, Oxfordshire 
The Watchfield Wind Farm formation (above) had three gearwheels, each with 18 teeth. The middle circle had a ring of 14 small circles. This could figure as 3 x 18 x 14 = 756. Jerry Iuliano writes 

Half of 756 (378) is the Aztec Hunab Number and the Roman Measures.
Indonesian 72 Connection
In February 2011, I wrote an article about the crop formations that appeared in Indonesia  not far from two ancient sites  Prambanan and Borobudur. I included this statement at the beginning 

Note: 504 = 72 x 7
This is also on the Wikipedia page about Borobudur 

Note: 432 = 72 x 6
I found the Borobudur Temple on Google Earth and captured this image 

The three concentric rings of stupas (32, 24 and 16) for the total of 72 can be seen.
Stonehenge as the Gematrian Wheel
Not long after the development of the Gematrian Wheel, I realized that Stonehenge, in its early years, fits well with it. The original Sarsen Circle was constructed of 60 stones  30 uprights and 30 crosspieces, for a total of 60 stones in a circle. For this article, I prepared these images to illustrate 


Stonehenge Drawing 
Stonehenge Diagram With 
I searched for a diagram of Stonehenge and found the illustration on the left, above. "Coincidentally," the line at the bottom is marked with the Gematrian numbers, 0, 36, 72 and 108. These are distances in feet. I created the diagram on the right, above, to show the Gematrian points among the 60 stones.
Connections to the Universe
Recent data indicates
that the
universe
is shaped like a soccer ball, a
dodecahedron 

A dodecahedron is a threedimensional object with 12 pentagonal faces. The above image, from Nature Journal, certainly reminded me of the DNA dodecagon and the Gematrian Wheel.
The Shemhamphorasch and the
72 Divine Names
Early in this article, I mentioned the 72 Divine Names. One form is like this 
See: Practical Kabbalah  Talisman's and Masters of the Name
The Shemhamphorasch is similar. This is excerpted from the Wikipedia article 
The Shemhamphorasch is a corruption of the Hebrew term Shem haMephorash, which was used in tannaitic times to refer to the Tetragrammaton. In early Kabbalah the term was used to designate sometimes a seventytwo Letter name for God, and sometimes a forty two Letter name.

Shem haMephoresh: a Hebrew phrase meaning "the Seventytwofold Name of God," said to be an extension of the Tetragrammaton. A divine name of 216 letters derived from three verses in the Biblical book of Exodus (Exodus 14:1921). One of the systems of temurah is used on these verses to obtain 72 names of God, which are each assigned to one of the 72 quinances (sets of five degrees) of the Zodiac. The names of 72 angels are formed by adding the suffixes "yah" or "el" to the 72 Godnames. [End of excerpts]
The 72 quinances (sets of five degrees) of the Zodiac figures as 
360 / 72 = 5
Excerpt from:
Dancing with Angels
Jewish Kabbalah Meditation from
Torah to SelfImprovement to Prophecy
Section: 10.13 The 216 Letter Name of God

The Nineveh Constant
This section is taken from this article:
http://www.greatdreams.com/numbers/jerry/sunspot.htm
Another astonishing fact is that a Sumerian clay tablet named after its finding place Nineveh has been found that contains a cosmological constant with a value of 70 * 60^7 (seventy times sixty raised to the power of seven). That's 1959552 followed by 14 zeros
The Nineveh constant, after being decoded by NASA astrophysicist Maurice Chatelain, perfectly described all the orbital times of our planets down to a second if whole fractions of this number are taken. For example Pluto has a perfect 25000 cycles in the Nineveh constant and Halley's Comet has 81.000 cycles. Since the Nineveh constant's measure is the second, it equates to a cycle time of roughly 6.2 million years.
One interesting multiple of the Nineveh Constant (without the ending zeros) is:
1959552 = 72 x
72 x 378
1959552 = 72^{2} x 378
or
1959552 = 5184 x 378
The number 378 was a Roman Measure, and a distance used by the Aztecs called the Hunab. See 
Aztec Hunab Number 378 and 82944
Note: 82944 = 288^{2}
378 + 288 = 666
Jerry mentions the number 5184 (72^{2}) in this article:
[Excerpt]
There are various degree angles given, all in the vicinity of 51.85 degrees, which different scientists have determined represent the intended, finite angle of the Great Pyramid.
Because of the weather worn and sand lashed condition of these limestone sheathed surfaces, the exact degree angle will never be resolved, definitively, by averaging the damaged angles of the casing stones themselves. We do, however, know that the architects were aiming for a figure around 51.85 degrees.
Happily, the true figure can easily be identified mathematically, as there is only one plausible possibility.
1. The sought after, coded angle was 51.84 degrees...for the following reasons:
2. The number 51.84 is an exact fraction of 25920, the anciently used number that described, in years, the duration of the Precession of the Equinoxes for a complete circuit (51.84 X 500 = 25920).
3. The angle, 51.84 degrees, divided by 2 = 25.92...again coding the appropriate numbers related to the Precession of the Equinoxes.
4. It has been determined, through comparative analysis, that the ancient reed measurement was 10.5 feet or 126 inches. Therefore, given that the true length of the Great Pyramid was 756 feet, which equates to 72 reeds per side, the total area that the pyramid covers is 72 X 72 reeds or 5184 square reeds.
5. It will be shown that the Heel stone at Stonehenge resides 259.20 feet from the exact centre of the site to the outlying face of the stone, The azimuth angle from site centre to the southwestern extremity face of the stone was intended to convey 51.84 degrees off North.
[End of excerpt]
5184 = Victory over the beast (Rev. 15:2)
The Mayan Calendar Connections
The Mayan cycle of time is based on 13 baktun periods of 144000 days each, for a total of 1872000 days. This amounts to approximately 5125 years. The grand cycle, arguably, began in 3114 BC (or 3113), and will end in 2012 AD.
The baktun period and the total cycle of 13 baktun periods are divisible by 72 
144000 = 72 x 2000
1872000 = 72 x 26000
The 144000 days of each baktun period is "coincidental" with the Book of Revelation.


The number 144 (12 x 12) is also found in Revelation, as part of the description
of the
New
Jerusalem:

Note that the description indicates a cube with a factor of 12 measurement. This gives 12 x 12 x 12 = 1728. This is similar on a smaller scale to a cubic foot, a foot being 12 inches. Note: 12^{3 }or 1728 = 72 x 24
It is often helpful to remove the ending zeros from the ancient numbers to simplify comparisons.
The Mayan cycle, again, is composed of 13 periods of 144000 days each, for a total of 1872000 days. As reported in the article, Code of the Ancients, these types of Gematrian numbers all add to 9 or a multiple of 9 and are divisible by 9. The primary Gematrian numbers are evenly divisible by 36.
144 = 36 x 4
1872 = 36 x 52
It is said that there are 52 years in a Mayan century. The most interesting
connection I found was this:
1872  1656 = 216 
Remember, from the first part of this article, that 1656 years is the time in years between the creation of Adam to the landing of Noah's Ark. The number 216 is half of 432 and equates to six cubed, or 6 x 6 x 6. The number 2160 is the length of one Zodiac Age in years.
Remember, the number 216 is related to the number letters in the 72 Divine Names, which have 3 letters each, for a total of 216 letters (see image and information above).

New Jerusalem Plan 
After rereading the above paragraphs, another idea struck me. A key number in the New Jerusalem Plan (or design) is 31680 miles. This is figured in two ways. Draw a box around the sphere of the Earth, which has a diameter of 7920 miles (see diagram above). The perimeter of the box is 4 x 7920 = 31680. The second way is to calculate the circumference of the circle that passes through the 12 small circles, each of which is the diameter of the Moon, 2160 miles. In this calculation approximate Pi or Pyramid Pi is used, which is 22/7. The radius of this "Moon" circle is figured by adding the radius of the Earth and the radius of the Moon: 3960 + 1080 = 5040. The circumference of the Moon circle is figured as:
(2 x 22/7) x 5040 = 31680
There is said to be a converting factor with the verses of Revelation 21. The stadia is said to be the same measure as the furlong of 660 feet. Twelve thousand stadia converts to 7920000 feet. The breadth, length, and height are equal, so the figure becomes 4 x 12000 stadia or 48000 x 660 = 31680000 feet.
Dropping the ending zeros, the basic figure is 4 x 12 = 48, and then, 48 x 66 = 3168.
As I thought of this in reviewing the above writings, I noticed the calculations:
144 = 36 x 4
1872 = 36 x 52
It became obvious that:
52  4 = 48 
Finding the difference between two of the key numbers from the Mayan cycle results in the "cube" calculation! This is actually obvious, since 13 x 144 = 1872, while 12 x 144 = 1728.
As mentioned previously, the number 5040 was associated with Atlantis. It is also the product of the numbers 1 through 7 (factorial 7 expressed as 7!):
1 x 2 x 3 x 4 x 5 x 6 x 7 = 5040
Note the 72 multiples of the numbers in the above paragraphs 
(Mayan Cycle) 1872000 days =
72 x 26000 days
1872 = 72 x 26
31680 = 72 x 440
7920 = 72 x 110
2160 = 72 x 30
3960 = 72 x 55
1080 = 72 x 15
5040 = 72 x 70
Pi  The Movie
The fictional movie "Pi" featured the idea of the 216 Names of God, which have been lost. They must be found, so that the High Priest can say them inside the Holy of Holies on Yom Kippur to bring the Messianic Age and the the revival of the dead.
This is excerpted from: Pi Faith in chaos

Also note my comment on the above site.
Other Numerically Significant Crop Circle Formations
This is taken from: 444, The Triplets, & The Creation
The 1999 Quintuplet Pyramid Crop Circle Formations
The first crop circle in question appeared at Windmill Hill, Wiltshire, around July 19, 1999  pictured on the left, below. It had 288 small circles. Around August 4, 1999, the related formation appeared at West Kennet Longbarrow, Wiltshire  pictured on the right, below. It had 156 small circles 


Crop Circle
Formation 
Male Quintuplet
Pyramid 
Image credits: Steve Alexander & Lucy Pringle
Interestingly, the combined circles in the two formations add to 444 
288 + 156 = 444
Each quadrant of the Windmill Hill formation has 72 circles. Each quadrant of the West Kennet Longbarrow formation has 39 circles. This seems to be the basis of the triplet numbers 
72 + 39 = 111
Mathematicians have found that the number 288 and its square, 82944, are related to the Fine Structure Constant (1/137.035999679), which is sometimes simplified as 137. It is a key number in sub atomic physics. Remarkably, the Hebrew letters of 'Kabbalah' sums up to 137. See 
82944 & The Four Fundamental Forces & The God Particle
Feigenbaum Alpha and Delta Constants and FineStructure
Teachers of the Kabbalah tell of the 288 sparks of holiness that fell into the mundane reality following the shattering of the vessels of the world of Chaos, and the rectification (Tikkun) and elevation of the 288 Divine sparks. The vessels are the spheres of the Tree of Life. The rectification represents a repair of the Tree, which will bring an ideal world. Some say there is a Spark of the Divine within every human being.
The geometry of the Hundred Acres formation indicates a 12 x 12 gird of 144 small squares 


Crop Formation
at 
Hundred Acres Crop Formation 
Remember, 144, is half of 72.
The design fits with the Sufi concept of "The Breath of the Compassionate"  symbolizing how the creation is created in each moment.
The Mega Glyph
One of the largest crop circle formations appeared at Milk Hill in 2001. I added the red numbers in this version 

Crop Formation
near Milk Hill, Wiltshire 
The central circle was 72 feet in diameter. According to Michael Glickman, there were six other circles in the formation that were 72 feet in diameter 

Also see 
http://www.sunstarsolutions.com/AOP/MilkHill/milkhill.htm
The Mega Glyph is a type of Seed of Life, which is part of the Flower of Life series. These types of designs are quite common in crop circles.
Crop Circle Music Numbers
Taken from: The Crop Circle Music Wheel
I read about the work of Gerald Hawkins in crop circle journals, and in Science News. He reportedly found mathematical theorems revealed in the geometry of various crop circle formations. According to professor Hawkins, the crop formations indicated ratios that correspond to the intervals of the octaves of the musical scale, as with the white keys of the piano.
Using the ratios of professor Hawkins, I calculated the various frequencies of the notes, using the standard 440 cycles per minute for the central "A" note. I drew diagrams and placed the numbers on circular wheels.
The first Gematrian number that appears, 396, is on the second revolution around the wheels. It is 36 x 11 on the inner wheel, and at the first major mark on the outer wheel (360 + 36).
The earth diameter harmonic, 792, is on the third revolution, at the second major mark on the Gematrian Wheel (2 x 360 = 720 + 72). On the inner wheel, it is 72 x 11.
Notes divisible by 72 on the Music Wheel are 
G note 792 (72 x 11)
G note 1584 (72 x 22)
D note 2376 (72 x 33)
G note 3168 (72 x 44)
B note 3960 (72 x 55)
D note 4752 (72 x 66)
G note 6336 (72 x 88)
B note 7920 (72 x 110)
D note 9504 (72 x 132)
G note 12672 (72 x 176)
Details of the Cycle of Time Number 432
Taken from: The Cycle of Time Number 432
In Joseph Campbell's, The Inner Reaches Of Outer Space, he writes about the similarity between the Babylonian and Genesis flood stories. In the Babylonian or Sumerian story, there were ten kings who lived very long lives from creation to the time of the flood. This is given as a total of 432,000 years.
Total years = 

432,000 
The number of years for each of the kings, and the total years, are all evenly divisible by 72 
36000 = 72 x 500
10800 = 72 x 150
46800 = 72 x 650
43200 = 72 x 600
64800 = 72 x 900
36000 = 72 x 500
64800 = 72 x 900
36000 = 72 x 500
28800 = 72 x 400
64800 = 72 x 900
(Total years) 432000 = 72 x 6000
In the Biblical account, there were ten patriarchs between Adam and Noah, who also lived long lives. Noah was 600 years old at the time of the landing of the Ark on the mountains of Ararat (in present day Turkey). The total years add up to 1,656.
Total years until Flood = 

1,656 
In 1656 years, there are 86400 weeks, and half that number is 43200. There are myths about cycles in time, and out of time, so this doubling/halving is not uncommon. He believed that someone carefully gave the age of Noah to secretly hide the time cycle number.
The total number of years 
1656 = 72 x 23
Numbers, Karma, Judgment
The ancient numbers were understood in a deeper symbolic way by the ancients


The following provides evidence that the ancient numbers and their deeper meaning appear in dreams of today 
From: http://www.greatdreams.com/eclipse2.htm

Note: 7920 can be calculated 
7200 + 720 = 7920
Links
72 Divine Names, Crop Circles & The DNA Repair
The Symbolism and Spiritual Significance of the Number 72
Musical Theorems in Wheat Fields
The Nineveh Constant: Celestial Harmonics
Babylonian Mathematical Cosmology & The Link Between You and The Divine Universe
The Word is Nine, Crop Circle Metaphors of 1997
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Taken from: http://www.greatdreams.com/joestuff/numbers/sqrddif/sqrdif.htm [in response to an email]

Three days, of course, figures as 3 x 24 = 72 hours.