> I remember the thread and thought the book looked
> familiar. There certainly is a number of spinning
> things in his tomb. I note that the spinning
> things are made of different materials and whilst
> circular are of different shapes including planar,
> convex. With all these spinning things, do you
> subscribe to the theory this is a game? Seems
> almost an experiment in circular motion /
To take an inventory, there were several of these disks of various decoration found in an open box apparently made to house them including a number of small sticks meant to be inserted in the hole in which some were found this way in situ. "Sticks and discs". The disc is fixed at the lower end of the stick and according to Emery when the top of the stick is spun in one's hands the disc will spin like a top for a "considerable" amount of time. The sticks are quite small being roughly 6" long with approximately 3.5" above the disc and 1.5" below.
Emery theorizes the discs were meant to be spun in the box which does not seem likely to me, but rather that the box was the storage for the discs and sticks and did not have a lid to be easily accessible. If meant to be spun in the box having numerous sticks, a stick for each disc, would not be required as only one would be needed (with perhaps a back up stick) suggesting to me the "game" was to be able to spin as many discs as one could simultaneously. Maybe a game, maybe not, but definitely a form of entertainment which one could imagine, from an elevated vantage point in particular, it would be quite the sight to see a ballet of discs spinning in unison.
No, I do not think this was an "experiment with circular motion/momentum", but rather the application of it. So well versed were they in these principles that one of the uses they found for it was entertainment.
Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 02-Oct-19 17:49 by Thanos5150.