Some of the ancient people were concerned about what’s now called “Divine Geometry.” The Assyrians seem to have considered the number 6 to be somehow perfect or complete. Even now, a minute has 60 seconds, an hour has 60 minutes, and a circle has 360 degrees. Kind of frustrating to deal with, in a base 10 mathematics world. The old Hebrews added 1 to it, considering 6 to be the number of Man (666), and the indivisible prime number 7 to be the beyond number of Jehovah.
On the other side of the planet, the Toltecs and their successor cultures considered the number 4 to be the root of things. But that was mostly about the East-West solar path, and the North-South weather/seasons axis bisecting it. (Did they know about the Earth’s magnetic poles and rotational alignment? Don’t know of any evidence that they did. But… a pigeon has an electromagnetic orientation sense. Who’s to say a human sitting, in woods and nature for 1000s of years before electrical power and urban life, wouldn’t also have a little sense of it too? Or that we don’t now as well? Are pigeons and humans so evolutionally separated that we evolved magnetic orientation out of ourselves? Seems unlikely to me).
In any event, the idea of Divine Geometry seems to have been central enough to old humans that the spent entire generations of labor to build huge geometrically things. Pyramids, ziggurats, Mayan pyramids, things like that. With the ancient Greek enlightenment/intellectual reasoning mind thing, the Parthenon laboriously carved to conform to the aesthetic of the Golden Mean. Years later, the amazing and kind of cryptic cathedrals of Europe.