Originally posted by Anamnesis
...It has been shown that the Great Pyramid is in fact a scale representation of the Earth, fom the alignment w/the cardinal directions, the heigth
and mass proportionate to the planet. Even the sides are slightly concave to the degree of the circumference of the globe!! ...
This only indicates that they knew where North, South, East, and West were, which could be found by tracking the Sunrise over 1 year's time,
--and--
that they knew the circumference of the Earth, which could be found by watching the Sun cast a shadow on sticks at different places. An ancient Greek
named Eratosthenes figured out how to do this in 250 BC, and I assume the Egyptians could have done the same in 2500 BC. After all, the Egyptians
were modern humans just like us, so they had the same brain and the same ability for critical thinking that we had, and that Eratosthenes had.
If Eratosthenes could figure it out, so could the Egyptians 2250 years before him.
As for the "proportionality of the mass to the earth's mass" -- that calculation mixes arbitrary human-created units (cubits and tonnes), thus is
meaningless (just a coincidence).
That's just like the "cosmic coincidence" that some people have claimed that the perimeter of the Great Pyramid
measured in inches
(36,524 inches) is exactly a factor of 100 away from the length of a year measured in days (365.24 days). The "inch" is an arbitrary length made up
by humans long after the Pyramids were built, and has no basis in nature. Therefore the relationship is pure coincidental...
...and even that isn't a great coincidence, because the TRUE mathematical perimeter of the pyramids is NOT 35,524 inches, but rather 36,279 inches.
This takes into account the true mathematical design as intended by the architect (believed to be a man named "Hemiunu"), not the perimeter as it
measures today. The people who claim that it measures 36,524 inches were probably "cutting some corners" (literally).
It's true that there ARE IN FACT real mathematical proportions in the design of the Pyramids -- but that's the nature of math. If the planners of
the Pyramids used circles to inscribe or circumscribe the pyramid's shape (like designers/engineers often have in the past -- because the circle is
an aesthetically pleasing shape to humans), then the size would naturally be proportional to a circle, without needing the knowledge of the value of
"Pi". Pi is a real number, but you don't need to know it for its value to be included your design -- you just need to start with a circle (any
circle). Any design that uses a circle to start with will have a relationship to Pi.
It's not a mystery -- "Pi" is a natural proportion, not a human construct.
I have no doubt in my mind that the Pyramids on the Giza Plateau were well-planned, especially after the hundreds of years of practice -- and some
failures, such as the Bent Pyramid. The fact that they deliberately incorporated their knowledge of the Earth and Nature into these great buildings
does not surprise me in the least.
However, that does not mean they had detailed knowledge of all of the land masses on Earth. I'll say it again because it is very important,:
they built the Pyramids along the Nile in Egypt because they lived along the Nile in Egypt.
That's a logical enough reason.
[edit on 11/24/2009 by Soylent Green Is People]