Secrets of the Great Pyramid

Sat, 28 Oct 1995 14:48:19 EDT

-- [ From: Luis G. Ordonez * EMC.Ver #2.10P ] --

I graduated with a degree in Anthropology/Archeology a couple of years
back in the University of California Berkeley. Although I have gone on
to further studies in a completely different field, my passion for
Anthropology has never ended. Recently, I have been devoting much
reading to Egyptology and have found many inconsistencies with the
traditional theories surrounding the ancient egyptian civilization.
The newer more "contemporary" theories seem to me more logical and
rational than the ones I learned at school. When speaking to
"traditional" Anthropologists about these ideas, that they are aware of,
they become very insulted and are thrusted into a defensive standpoint.
They feel challenged, when in fact there is no need to be. I am just
addressing different possibilities about an incredible civilization. I
wonder how many inconsistencies there are within the whole scope of the
study of Anthropology, since this beautiful science is only but a
couple hundred years old?

Excerpt from Peter Tompkin's, Secrets of the Great Pyramid:

"Whatever mystical, occult or science-fiction tales may be associated
with the Great Pyramid, it is still an extraordinary piece of masonry,
and its designers must have been extraordinary beings. Who they were
and when they built their Pyramid remains a mystery. So the quest
But certain facts must be confronted, and the textbooks amended to
conform with them. Eratosthenes was obviously not the first to measure
the circumference of the earth. Hipparchus was not the inventor of
trigonometry. Pythagoras did not originate his famous theorem. Mercator
did not invent his projection though he did visit the Great Pyramid and
leave his graffito to prove it.
Whoever built the Great Pyramid knew the dimensions of this planet as
they were not to be known again till the seventeenth century of our
era. They could measure the day, the year and the Great Year of the
Precession. They knew how to compute latitude and longitude very
accurately by means of obelisks and the transit of stars. They knew the
varying lengths of a degree of latitude and longitude at different
locations on the planet and could make excellent maps, projecting them
with a minimum of distortion. They worked out a sophisticated system of
measures based on the earth's rotation on its axis which produced the
admirably earth-commensurate foot and cubit which they incorporated in
the Pyramid.
In mathematics they were advanced enough to have discovered the
Fibonacci series, and the function of pi and phi. What more they knew
remains to be seen. But as more is discovered it may open the door to a
whole new civilization of the past, and a much longer history of man
than has heretofore been credited."