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Pi, Phi and the Great Pyramid
Al-Ahram Weekly ^ | 27 Mar 2008 | Assem Deif

Posted on 06/03/2008 7:59:35 AM PDT by BGHater

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1 posted on 06/03/2008 7:59:35 AM PDT by BGHater

To: SunkenCiv

Pyramid math.

2 posted on 06/03/2008 8:00:08 AM PDT by BGHater ("If any question why we died/ Tell them, because our fathers lied")

To: BGHater

Sure, and the basis of some religions, but who built it? Also, what was in the King’s chamber and where is that object now?

3 posted on 06/03/2008 8:01:56 AM PDT by RightWhale (We see the polygons)

To: BGHater

Be funny it it turns out they were built by drunk students finishing up O levels. At the time, it was just something for the youths of egypt to build and was not important to them.

4 posted on 06/03/2008 8:03:15 AM PDT by edcoil

To: RightWhale
You just gotta find him.
5 posted on 06/03/2008 8:04:34 AM PDT by BGHater ("If any question why we died/ Tell them, because our fathers lied")

To: BGHater

“godsgravesglyphs”

keyword.

6 posted on 06/03/2008 8:07:33 AM PDT by fishtank (Fenced BORDERS, English LANGUAGE, Patriotic CULTURE: A good plan.)

To: BGHater
Sorry, but this picture illustrates the fact that the author is starting with the solution and working your way back to find the steps to get there. The "explanation" on the left is a REAL leap of faith given the relief on the right.
7 posted on 06/03/2008 8:08:07 AM PDT by SengirV

To: BGHater

Well, to get the height or steepness of a pyramid right is mathematical, no doubt. But to build a square base, which the opening of the article appears to refer to, is very simple. (Says I, recalling how I squared off a woodshed I built a couple of years ago.)

First, all the sides are the same length, so measure them off. Then measure the two diagonals from opposite corners. If the sides are all equal, then you have a square, not a rectangle, and if the diagonals are equal, then you have perfect right angles. Simple as that.

And, if you’re building a woodshed, you can either use a plumb bob or a bubble level, or measure the diagonals of each side, to get those square.

8 posted on 06/03/2008 8:10:44 AM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)

To: BGHater

Great Pyramid Proof of God by George Riffert

and:

Testimony in Stone by J. Bernard Nicklin

Both printed by Destiny Publishers

9 posted on 06/03/2008 8:13:10 AM PDT by null and void (Capitalism=>Audi, BMW, Porsche, Volkswagon. |WALL| Communism=>Trabi. Any questions?)

To: RightWhale
10 posted on 06/03/2008 9:33:00 AM PDT by bmwcyle (If God wanted us to be Socialist, Karl Marx would have been born in America.)

To: BGHater

Amazing. From the apex it points right to the center of the earth!

11 posted on 06/03/2008 9:48:54 AM PDT by onedoug

To: RightWhale
"but who built it?" Perhaps the Nephilim! ;o)

12 posted on 06/03/2008 9:49:15 AM PDT by Squidpup ("Fight the Good Fight")

To: BGHater
13 posted on 06/03/2008 9:59:57 AM PDT by mjp (Live & let live. I don't want to live in Mexico, Marxico, or Muslimico. Statism & high taxes suck)

To: BGHater
I think the best argument against any type of divine or ET influence in designing the Great Pyraid is The Bent Pyramid which is located at Dahshur. It is an early attempt at building a pyramid by the Egyptians that didn't quite go as planned.

If at first you don't succeed...

14 posted on 06/03/2008 10:07:37 AM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (The secret of Life is letting go. The secret of Love is letting it show.)

“Gee, the surveyor was drunk again last night, O King.”

15 posted on 06/03/2008 10:36:17 AM PDT by Ole Okie (Who are you going to believe anyway, Gore or your lyin' eyes?)

To: BGHater
Cool math article.

I have to print it out and blow out some fuses in the minds of my students!

16 posted on 06/03/2008 10:36:25 AM PDT by Tanniker Smith (Teachers open the door. It's up to you to enter.)

To: BGHater

I have been fascinated with Phi, and the Golden Ratio, for some time. It is found everywhere in nature, and I refer to it as the “fingerprint of God” in my teaching and workshop ministry!

17 posted on 06/03/2008 10:41:42 AM PDT by LiteKeeper (Beware the secularization of America; the Islamization of Eurabia)

To: BGHater

The Egyptians did have a lot of pyramid building practice, as there are many older examples of pyramids around Egypt, some of which partially collapsed due to mistakes in engineering. On top of that, there are even older, wind formed rock pyramids that suggested the shape in the first place.

As for the actual construction of the pyramids, some years ago, the Smithsonian figured out a way for the Egyptians to have built their pyramids with a fraction of the manpower.

If you imagine a rectangular block, you can imagine how much easier it would be to move if you slipped wheels around either side, turning the block into an axle.

So all you have to do to make a wheel, is have four pieces of wood, flat on the inside and rounded on the outside, held together with wooden pins. After it is done, it takes just a fraction of the labor and time to move each block.

Archaeologists have discovered a large village at the site where the blocks were quarried. If the wooden wheels were put on there, the blocks could be rolled down to the river and onto ships, then shipped to the closest point on the river to the pyramid building site, then rolled there.

The pyramid itself would be built with dirt ramps, a well known technology of the time. After each layer of blocks were laid, then more dirt would be laid and packed around the pyramid. When the capstone was laid, just remove the dirt ramp, and your completed pyramid is unveiled.

Doing it this way also lends itself to greater accuracy during the construction.

18 posted on 06/03/2008 11:03:14 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy

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19 posted on 06/03/2008 12:29:49 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/_________________________Profile updated Friday, May 30, 2008)

To: BGHater

The Peter Thompkins book Secrets of the Great Pyramid goes into great detail describing the Pi and Phi relations in thr Great Pyramid. It also details the relations between the various systems of measurement that define the cubit and the royal cubit.

After a discussion of the geometry, the book describes various geodesic functions of the pyramid.

Although I am not extremely well read on the subject, I can say that Thompkins and his sources don’t think too much of much of the scholarship that glosses over the extreme mathematical detail found in the engineering design.

20 posted on 06/03/2008 1:03:16 PM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 . The Bitcons will elect a Democrat by default)