posted on Apr, 21 2008 @ 03:35 AM
Scott, or anyone else for that matter - are you familiar with David Furlong's work on Giza and its relationship with Britain's Megalithic
I'm currently finishing his book "The Keys to the Temple" and it's quite interesting. Particularly, it focuses on the sanctity of geometry, and
goes on to explain how (and to some extent why) the Ancients were able to set out complex yet deliberate geometrical patterns in the landscape - some
extending across 20km of land or more - with pinpoint accuracy.
- The 'Seked'
was the Egyptian's equivalent of our 'gradient' and it is how they measured
the angles and slopes of the Pyramids. It explains why when trying to measure the angles using degrees, fractional, not whole numbers are found.
For example: The slope of the Great Pyramid is 51 degrees 51 minutes 14 seconds, yet when using the Seked to measure it, the result is a 7:11 ratio -
much cleaner, fuller numbers.
- Furlong's work explains how, with simple tools, the Ancients could set out arrangements of temples which either reflect star constellations or
produce perfect circles, equilateral or 7:11 ratio triangles.
- Identifies the same triangular ratios and geometrical values in British groundplans as are used in the Great Pyramid in Egypt, suggesting some kind
- Another great example of what Furlong has discovered is the Scotland Pentagram
Might not look like much at first glance, but check his page, which explains how vital angles are incorporated into this vast ground plan. Other
examples of Egyptian temple alignments can be found here