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Finding Accurate True North - The Ancient Way

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posted on Mar, 6 2008 @ 04:39 PM
Many have marvelled at how the Great Pyramid of Giza is so accurately aligned to the cardinal directions - indeed, to within 3/60ths of 1 degree of error. Even more have wondered how ancient peoples - without any advanced technology - could have achieved such an extraordinary feat of precision engineering.

Well, with a wooden frame, some horsehair string and a handful of beads, I invented the 'Astracus', a device for measuring star asterisms and for finding true north (or south) to a high degree of accuracy.

Here is the Flash Presentation of the 'Creighton Astracus'.


Scott Creighton


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