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?
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.
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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.
Great Pyramid Proof of God by George Riffert
Testimony in Stone by J. Bernard Nicklin
Both printed by Destiny Publishers
Amazing. From the apex it points right to the center of the earth!
If at first you don't succeed...
I have to print it out and blow out some fuses in the minds of my students!
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!
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.
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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.
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