Archaeology and Numbers: Scavenger Hunt 2011 Puzzle #3

Whether it is the number of ceramic sherds uncovered at a site or the dimensions of an exposed structure, archaeologists on excavation projects or in labs are constantly measuring and counting things. Today’s puzzle deals with numbers connected to archaeological and historical sites and discoveries. You will need a calculator for this one. There are three parts to the puzzle. Each part will give you a two digit or four digit number as the final solution. Place the numbers in the blanks provided and for your solution tell us what the numbers signify. Good luck!

Part 1

  1. Take the number of stairs in the Persepolitan Stairway
  2. Subtract from it, the number of letters in the name of the ancient Aztec Empire’s capital
  3. Divide that answer by the number of stones in a traditional Maya hearth
  4. From the result, subtract the number of times Julius Caesar was stabbed according to most popular accounts.
  5. Place the result in the first set of blanks below

Part 2

  1. Take the year in which armies from the Maya site of Tikal conquered Uaxactun
  2. Subtract from it, the year in which Rome had six emperors
  3. Divide that number by the number of trilithons at Stonehenge
  4. From the result, subtract the number of steps at Djoser’s pyramid in Saqqara
  5. Place the result in the second set of blanks below

Part 3

  1. Subtract the year of Alexander the Great’s death from the year of his birth.
  2. Multiply that number by the number of Aubrey holes
  3. Add to this result the inner diameter in feet of the Pantheon’s dome (this number is the same as the height of the oculus from the floor)
  4. Add to this result the number of World Heritage Sites in the United States
  5. Place the result in the third set of blanks below
Results
Answer to Part 1:
Answer to Part 2:
Answer to Part 3:

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