One of the beautiful arrangements of circles found at the Temple of Osiris at Abydos, Egypt (Rawles 1997). The pattern also appears in Phoenician art from the 9th century BC (Wolfram 2002, pp. 43 and 873). The circles are placed with six-fold symmetry, forming a mesmerizing pattern of circles and lenses.
Flower of Life
See alsoCircle Covering, Five Disks Problem, Lune, Reuleaux Triangle, Seed of Life, Venn Diagram
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ReferencesRawles, B. Sacred Geometry Design Sourcebook: Universal Dimensional Patterns. Nevada City, CA: Elysian Pub., p. 15, 1997.Wein, J. "La Fleur de Vie." http://www2.cruzio.com/~flower/fleur.htmWolfram, S. A New Kind of Science. Champaign, IL: Wolfram Media, pp. 43 and 873, 2002.
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