Re: Pyramidiocy (was Re: Strange Maths)

Whittet (
28 Jul 1995 23:11:05 GMT

In article <3v5ivq$>, says...
>From: (Jim Carr) writes:

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>"If you want to have some fun, apply the same reasoning to the size and
>orientation of city blocks in Manhattan. Or why that Calder statue is
>in front of Chicago's city hall. Or the angles used for the Vietnam
>Vets monument. ":
>There are some cities which have been laid out intentionally. And that
>grid pattern has some meaning. Try Washington rathern than Manhattan.
>The Vietnam Vets memorial, probably not, but the Washington Monument, yes.
>. .partially because it was a copy of an Alexandria original.
>Anyway. I think we partially agree. The disagreement comes when some
>things are thrown in at random. Because the measurement even in certain
>paintings, and especially in certain old rugs, are not random. Yes, there
>is a certain proportion to everything that exists. If you are going to
>build an arch then the arch has to have certain properties, or it will
>fall down. But if you build an arch that violates one of those
>properties, and it doesn't fall down, then you'd better start looking for
>Or if something happens to come up again again again, then there may be a
>reason not just "coincidence."

Would you consider the following to be in the category of "coincidence"

The correlations are
in the same egyptian cubits found on their rulers

base = 440
height = 280
apothem 356
perimeter = 1760 (the number of yards in a mile)

measured in units of 1/24 cubit as if a cubit were 2 feet
the base measures 5280 units (the number of feet in a mile)

since yards and miles as well as feet and inches
seem appropriate units to measure in
the perimeter is measured at 36524 English inches

The pitch of 51d51' works out to 14:11
twice that is 28:22
there are 28 fingers in a cubit
there are 22 in a Greek foot
that allows a pitch of 1:1 Cubit to Foot
because the Egyptians liked unit fractions

Golden Mean proportions

half the base is 220 cubits, the apothem is 356 cubits

220/356 =.6179
356/220 = 1.618

this relationship is called the golden mean or phi

the perimeter divided by half the height = 3.1428 close to PI
the cubit is divided into fingers palms and feet
so I measured it in them as well

The square of the height is aprox. equal to the area of the sloped side

280^2 = 356 x 220.2247191

the apothem is close to a stadia. A stadia is 1/600 degree and 600 Roman feet

the correlations are not exact. To make them exact exceeds the tolerance of our
accuracy of measure.

However there are a lot of separate well related correlations.

To make the Pi relation exact, the measure of the pyramids height
(which is missing its caseing and the top 16 feet of its courses)
would need to be about 2 inches higher.

What does this mean

Well there are 24902.72... miles in the circumference
of the earth at the equator.

this circumference is commonly divided in 360 degrees, which
is the number of days in an Egyptian year.

With 69.17424...miles in a degree multiplying by 5280 feet
to get the number of feet in a degree we get 365240 feet in a degree
This is the number of days in a millenia

This would seem to suggest that the foot and mile are geo-commensurate
units derived from Egyptian standards of measure. The number of feet in
a degree are equal to the number of days in a millenium.

we also have this relation with inches.

100 x 365.24 x 24 x 60 x 60 / 24902.72727 x 5280 x 12 x 2 = 1

there are twice as many inches in the circumference of the earth at
the equator as seconds in a century.

To me that, plus their incorporation in the pyramid, suggests an
intentional relationship. between the measured length of an inch,
which is the base measure of distance, and the measured length of
a second, which is the base measure of time.

The circumference of the earth in my data comes from page 343 of the 1988
information Pleas Almanac, which is based on the Mercator system and the
Clarke Spheroid of 1866. I believe this is accepted as a unit standard
although obviously there are variables such as expansion and contraction
due to temperature and tidal forces.