Magic Squares

Magic Squares can consist of numbers or letters (word squares). A word square consists of a set of words, all having the same number of letters as the total number of words; when the words are written out in a square grid horizontally, the same set o

Connected Sites

Site Rationale Link
Abbey of St Gall St Gallen Library, "in the far southeast corner you'll spot The Venerable Bede, a seventh-century English monk from Northumbria who wrote one of the first histories of England: he is shown as a scholar, with, beside him, a magic number square..."
Khajuraho Group of Monuments Parshvanath Jain temple (numbers)
Pompei Herculaneum (letters, a SATOR square)
Rome SATOR at Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore. Engraved on a wall in the basement, originally a Roman house from 4th century
Santiago de Compostela SATOR
Siena At the wall of the Duomo of Siena (letters, a SATOR square)
Verona SATOR (16th Century) - inner courtyard of Benciolini Palace
Works of Antoni Gaudí At the Sagrada Familia


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  1. Not be "self evident"
  2. Link at least 3 different sites
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  5. Be explained, with reference to a source