Re: Pyramidiocy (was Re: Strange Maths)

Hugh Gibbons (hgibbons@hoshi.Colorado.EDU)
18 Jul 1995 06:25:49 GMT

Whittet ( wrote:
> >>The real question is whether or not, if you were designing the Great Pyramid
> >>to incorporate standards of measure and happened to know the length of a
> >>year, the circumference of the Earth at the equator, the ratio of a
> >>circles diameter to its circumference, all to fairly high degrees of
> >>accuracy, whether or not you could work out a better way to relate them all
> >>together.
> >
> >Well, personally, I would have written them down.

> That's cool. The shelf life of a modern book is less than a human lifetime.

But they used better paper in those days.