Re: Pyramidiocy (was Re: Strange Maths)

Whittet (
19 Jul 1995 23:25:54 GMT

In article <3ueaqg$l26@cmcl2.NYU.EDU>, says...
>HarryR6047 ( wrote:
>: The response was to a question regarding "pyramid inches". The reply was
>: that the circumfrence of the great pyramid was equal in "pyramid inches"
>: to the circumfrence of the earth in "miles". This information was gained
>: from Peter Tompkin's study of the Pyramids. Other interesting facts
>: include that the pyramid was established paralell to the equator. That
>: the lines of longitude and latitude could be calculated from it. ETC.
>: ETC.
>The folks who built the pyramids used to keep their lunches
>*inside* the pyramid, which is why they didn't spoil...
>And did you know that the sun, when it rises, shines on the
>EAST side of the pyramid. And when it sets it shines on the
>WEST side?
>The top of the pyramid points up.
>I could give you lots more neat things about the pyramids, but
>you get the idea...
> ----- Paul J. Gans [

getting the sun to shine on the east side of the pyramid is not too hard,
since you have about 180 degrees to work with, but getting the top to point
up, ie to be plumb, square and level throughout, is not as easy as it sounds.

You have all the answers Paul, tell me how you would instruct the workmen
to achieve a straight slope of 51d 51'. How do you course the stones? How many
fewer will you use in each course? Will you allow their dimensions to change?
Do you work from the outside in ? Then how do you get the Grand Gallery and
other chambers to align in the center?