|The Se7enth Glyph
(6/9/01) thanks to Mav who put the final peice of this puzzle together. Tungsten is the 74th element. Its symbol is "W".
(6/6/01) We have confirmation from Claude that the symbol in the 7th glyph is in fact a Mayan 74. While all guesses (especially "pi") were good shots, we now know for sure what this glyph is. So the question is, what does 74 mean?
(6/03/01) Glyph 7 Solved?! well Miguel Chavez (yeah the bs guy) did some investigating and reports this:
Folks have interpreted it to be the Mayan symbol for the number 74.
(6/2/01) Myan for 3.14 or 74? Elbert D Wall and Trevor "Joe Mahma" Smith both write about the Mayan format for numbers. Mayans stacked numbers atop each other much as we place them to the left (ie. in the number 157, the 5 has the value of 50, due to is position, while the 7 has a value of 7). But I do have to admit there is a very big space between the "3" and the rest of the number. You can go here to brush up on your Mayan numbering.
(5/30/01) The sum of this glyph's numbers add up to 291.
(5/30/01) It has been said that the number in the center is Mayan for "74".
(5/30/01) Everyone says this is Mayan for "74" however it was pointed out to me on hl.b.o that the symbol is not the correct form for a "74" and is in fact a "3" followed by a "14" this is pretty significant, as a popular estimation of pi is "3.14" which is a very significant number, especially being we are dealing with circles.