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originally posted by: Vasa Croe
A friend just sent me this pic so I looked it up.
And sure enough, they are the same. The speed of light in m/s is the same as the latitude coordinate. I am sure this has popped up here before but cant find a thread on it.
Is this really odd or am I missing something very simple to explain it?
originally posted by: Lazarus Short
This thread is about the speed of light in meters per second. Think about that. The meter had not been invented when the pyramids were built. The Egyptians used the "pyramid inch," hand, cubit, etc.
Still, the geometry and measurements of the GP give me pause.
originally posted by: IkNOwSTuff
The ancient Egyptians we know didnt use Centimetres or seconds but an older culture could have.
The system of measurement that the whole world (besides America) uses is actually based on water
1 cubic centimetre of water = 1 gram = 1 ml
So a litre of water will weigh 1 kilo and measure 1000 cubic centimetres, beautiful symetry based on the most important and abundant resource on earth. Makes sense that this would be a universal measuring tool
As for our time measurements, its based on units of 60 that we get from the Sumerian civilization (Which pre dates dynastic Egypt) who claim they got it from their gods back in some distant past, I dont recall why 60 was important but I remember that it made good sense.
My issue with this "coincidence" is that the east/west longtitude line doesnt seem to have any historical foundation prior to the time we set it a few hundred years ago.
Freaky coincidence but without explaining how they knew Greenwich was point 0 in longtitude I think it might be just that, a freaky coincidence