Skip to comments.Pi, Phi and the Great Pyramid
Posted on 06/03/2008 7:59:35 AM PDT by BGHater
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He details how derived but I alas, don't remember all the mensurational details.
Who would have needed such a standard?
“..but who built it?
What is the status of theories that they 3 pyramids may have been built much earlier, as well as the sphynx. I remember the theory that the sphinx might be at least 9 thousand years old becouse of signs of erosion down its side. If it was built back during a rainier period. If the pyramids were built around the same time, the concavity in the sides may have been a protection against rain erosion. Given Firestone’s theory about cosmic catastrophy, perhaps the “much older” hypothesis could use another look. Could there have been earlier civilizations that were destroyed in the aftermath?
Right. We do not have a clue who built it or the Sphinx. We do not have a clue what it was for. We do not have a clue how it was built. We do not have a clue when it was built.
......Who would have needed such a standard?.....
Now think on that....who needs standards? merchants and customers, especially those who deal in products like grain or maybe beer.
It is by the way, plural because other pyramidal standards are noted, including length and lattitude.
We sell grain by the bushel, a holdover from some ancient standard of measure. Strangely believe it geodesic measurements are pretty much the same today as then.
For the record, the Golden Mean used for design yields pleasing objects or buildings.
A typical credit card is a golden mean rectangle....
The need to resurvey Egyptian fields after frequent Nile flooding is often cited as a reason for development of Egyptian mathematics. However, it might be noted that Egyptian math was not highly developed. That happened in other regions such as Greece, Persia, India. The level of knowledge of the planet and geometry in the Great Pyramid is high no doubt, but whether it was Egyptian at all is in doubt unless you ask the current Egyptian curator of antiquities Aiwass.
I would not want to argue the point, but suggest a very readable and interesting book. It belies your thoughts and offers severeal proofs of the exceptional egyptian grasp and practcal use of geometry. Pretty hard to beat for $5.00 used
This thead has forced me to read it again. For me it is a standard reference especially for the section on the Golden Section. I always use those proportions in things I design
Unless some concrete evidence shows up, I would put those ideas with the ancient astronaut ideas -- and I wouldn't bet the rent money on either.
“Behold the power of Phi” ping
What is the status of theories that they 3 pyramids may have been built much earlier, as well as the sphynx. I remember the theory that the sphinx might be at least 9 thousand years old becouse of signs of erosion down its side. If it was built back during a rainier period. If the pyramids were built around the same time, the concavity in the sides may have been a protection against rain erosion. Given Firestone's theory about cosmic catastrophy, perhaps the "much older" hypothesis could use another look. Could there have been earlier civilizations that were destroyed in the aftermath?Robert Schoch's analysis of the water erosion on the Sphinx and Dobecki's of subsurface weathering below the ground level (as well as the surviving New Kingdom copies of Old Kingdom documents) indicate that the Great Sphinx at Giza, and the Sphinx and Valley Temples are older than the Giza pyramids.
...therefore...the Great Pyramid started out as a woodshed...and the project went totally out of control!
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