# The Number 72: Properties and Meanings

Prime Factors of

**72**=

2x

2x

2x

3x

3
**72** can be

Partitioned 37 times with each term no larger than

2.

**72** can be

Partitioned 469 times with each term no larger than

3.

**72** is an

Abundant Number.

**72** is a

25-gonal Number.

The number of equivalent hyperspheres in

6 dimensions which can touch an equivalent hypersphere without any intersections=

**72**.(Kissing Number)

**72** is the maximum number of spheres that can touch another sphere in a lattice packing in

6 dimensions.

The Great Rhombicuboctahedron is an

Archimedean Solid with

**72** Edges.

The

Chemical Element Hafnium has an atomic number of

**72**.

The

**72** names of God in the Kabbalistic tradition.

There are

**72** skulls on the necklace of Kali, Hindu Goddess of Destruction

In Egyptian mythology: The

**72** Assassins of the dark god Set clamped the lid shut on the coffin in which Osiris was trapped- then murdered.

### The Year 72 AD

In the year

**72** AD Antiochus IV of Syria was deposed by Vespasian.