© 2016 B. L. Freeborn
Another ancient riddle presents itself in stone. This one is also from rural New York. The very readable words ‘In camera’ are still used today. It is a legal term in Latin for behind closed doors or in secret. What secret does this stone hold?
Roman numerals were in common use until the 11th century when they began to be replaced by Arabic style. They persisted into the 15th century and in some instances are still used today. The numbers read: XLV = 45, XXX = 30, LXXV = 75, and LIII = 53.
What then do the numbers mean? Hint. Notice 30 + 45 = 75. When does 45 equal 75?
Perhaps in true ‘Da Vinci Code’ style the words In Camera are an anagram or in an entirely different language?
Find the words in italics on the front face:
Baal stuck the center of the rule that governs the world.
The eye marks the angle that divides.
The smoking rock struck deep into the mountain of ice
and the water flowed.
The answer to the number riddle is at this link.