Re: Secrets of the Great Pyramid (Long)

Greg Laden (gladen@HUSC.HARVARD.EDU)
Tue, 31 Oct 1995 21:19:51 -0500

On Tue, 31 Oct 1995, MR LUIS G ORDONEZ wrote:

> >>In mathematics they were advanced enough to have discovered the
> >>Fibonacci series, and the function of pi ...
> >G.Laden: I believe that they thought that pi = 3.0.

> ...Rhind, the rare papyrus is now in the British Museum. It gives a very
> rough value for pi of 3.16.

Right. I was going to post a correction to this, thanks for pointing
this out. I was confusing this with a different group who believes that
pi is 3.0.



Greg Laden
Department of Anthropology
Harvard University
11 Divinity Avenue
Cambridge MA 02138

"It is a wise child that knows his own father."

"It is a wise father that knows his own child."
--William Shakespeare