Document Type : Original Article
Faculty of Engineering, MTI University
Numbers have long been seen as expressions of cosmic order, possibly deriving from ancient
Babylonian observation of regular cosmic events, such as night and day, the phases of the moon
and cycles of the year .
Belief architecture Filled with symbolism for the reason of its indirect impact on the spiritual
atmosphere of this type of buildings. Symbolism can be found in which symbolic colors, symbolic
shapes, number symbolism and other symbolic tools that emphasize on the spatial experience of
these buildings. The research deals with number symbolism in religious buildings in Egypt and
their meaning. This study extends along three periods of Egyptian architecture; that represent
Ancient Egyptian Architecture, Coptic Architecture and Islamic Architecture in Egypt.