The Special Properties of 28
The Chessboard is not just the Game of Life,
is also considered to be a symbol for the Earth in many cultures,
and defines its relationship with the Moon.
This is made apparent when we add up the 28 squares of the Perimeter,
which are astronomically the 28 nightly stations or mansions
of the Moons path as it orbits the Earth.
How does this relate to the 7 days of the Week?
In 2 ways.
1- The Sum of the first 7 numbers = 28
2- Also 28 is called a Perfect Number because the sum of it’s factors
1, 2, 4, 7, 14 also equals 28 which is a very rare occurrence in Number Theory.
The Number 28 also is steeped in ancient Egyptian culture,
with the 28 fingers that composed their “cubit” measure,
based on the 7 palms of 4 fingers, and attributed to a large statue of Osiris,
also known as the Lord of Cycles and of the Moon.
Millennia later, the Geometry of the Chessboard continues -
Even in Britain circa 1900, in our modern world,
the square mile of the County of central London
was partitioned or sub-divided into 28 metropolitan Boroughs