Re: Pyramid as Mensuration Standard

Whittet (
25 Jul 1995 14:29:29 GMT

In article <3v1cnv$>, says...
> (Whittet) writes:
>>In article <3up9le$>, says...
>>>In article <3umqv3$>, (Whittet) writes:
>>>> Because the Great Pyramid is the only one actually constructed as a standa
>>>> of mensuration. The same proportions are not found on other pyramids.
>>>> Steve
>>>I may have missed something earlier, but what is it that shows or mentions
>>>that the Great Pyramid was constructed as a "standard of mensuration?"
>>A couple of other buildings mentioned as standards of measure are the temples
> of
>>Delphi and Dodona, both of which have geodetic navels or omphalos consisting
>>an egg shaped stone covered with a net and flanked by pigeons which symbolise
>>the intersection of lines of atitude and longitude as in the observatory at
> Hmm... maybe I'm missing something. I can see how the egg shaped thing
>might tie into mensuration, but what does that have to do with the
>measurements? Did the ancient Egyption women use the pyramids to time there
>menstural cycles? Sometimes you people seem to be grabbing for straws with
>you're theories.
>Tim "Tut Tut" Roy

The symbol of the omphalos is found in both Egypt and Greece in the same form
and is used to indicate a geodetic node; ie the start of a measurement. The
placement of the net over the oblate spheroid indicates lines of latitude and
longitude. The carrier pigeons were used to measure distances "as the crow flies"