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#1 RayGday

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Posted 12 June 2013 - 10:56 AM

The perimeter of the Great Pyramid is 1000 yards. Exactly as designed.

In 1882, Flinders Petrie measured 1007.7 British Yards.

1000 yards is 1 second of equatorial rotation.

The ancients divided the day by 12 hours not 24.

Resulting in 43,200 seconds in a day.

43,200s x 1000y = 43,200,000 yard circumference.

To convert to British yards multiply by 1.0077.

This calculates to a 39,806 km circumference (99.4% of NASA).

The height of the Pyramid is exactly the radius of a 1000 yard circle.

The Pyramid represents the Earth at a scale of 43,200.

The designer of the Great Pyramid knew the exact size and shape of the Earth and its rotational velocity.

This used to be common knowledge.

More details here. http://www.xrayb.com...nd_the_yard.php

Could the base unit of length used by the ancients have been the yard?

Edited by RayGday, 12 June 2013 - 10:57 AM.

The perimeter of the Great Pyramid is 1000 yards, exactly as designed.

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Posted 12 June 2013 - 12:24 PM

RayGday, on 12 June 2013 - 10:56 AM, said:

The perimeter of the Great Pyramid is 1000 yards. Exactly as designed.

In 1882, Flinders Petrie measured 1007.7 British Yards.

1000 yards is 1 second of equatorial rotation.

The ancients divided the day by 12 hours not 24.

Resulting in 43,200 seconds in a day.

43,200s x 1000y = 43,200,000 yard circumference.

To convert to British yards multiply by 1.0077.

This calculates to a 39,806 km circumference (99.4% of NASA).

The height of the Pyramid is exactly the radius of a 1000 yard circle.

The Pyramid represents the Earth at a scale of 43,200.

The designer of the Great Pyramid knew the exact size and shape of the Earth and its rotational velocity.

This used to be common knowledge.

More details here. http://www.xrayb.com...nd_the_yard.php

Could the base unit of length used by the ancients have been the yard?

It’s an interesting theory but I would like to know where you got the 12 hour day part I must admit I haven’t had time to look at your link so the info may well have been in that. As far as the yard being the measurement used I cant see any reason why not perhaps not as we know it or atleast known as something else.

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Posted 12 June 2013 - 12:43 PM

I thought they used a version of the cubit (from middle finger tip to elbow -which on me is right at 19 inches)... Of course, they tended to be shorter back then...

Edited by Taun, 12 June 2013 - 12:46 PM.

#4 RayGday

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Posted 12 June 2013 - 01:30 PM

86,400 seconds in a modern day. 24 hours x 60 x 60.

The ancient 360° sky was divided yearly by 12 Moons, Months or Zodiacs and daily by 12 hours.

43,200 secs in the ancient day. 12 hours x 60 x 60.

Hope that helps.

The perimeter of the Great Pyramid is 1000 yards, exactly as designed.

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Posted 12 June 2013 - 01:32 PM

Huh?

One minute of angle of The Earth's circumference is one nautical mile; one second of angle is closer to 100 feet.

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Posted 12 June 2013 - 01:47 PM

Mangoze, on 12 June 2013 - 01:32 PM, said:

Huh?

One minute of angle of The Earth's circumference is one nautical mile; one second of angle is closer to 100 feet.

yeh, but we are back to the "pyramid inch"....

It is surprising in how many variation it pops up taking advantage of those who slept through geography class in high school....

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Posted 14 June 2013 - 03:04 AM

RayGday, on 12 June 2013 - 10:56 AM, said:

The perimeter of the Great Pyramid is 1000 yards. Exactly as designed.
I believe you'll find that the perimeter is more like 1008 yards.

RayGday, on 12 June 2013 - 10:56 AM, said:

1000 yards is 1 second of equatorial rotation.

Resulting in 43,200 seconds in a day.

43,200s x 1000y = 43,200,000 yard circumference.

To convert to British yards multiply by 1.0077.
Results in 43,532,640 yards

The Earth's circumference, in yards, is 52,626,768.

RayGday, on 12 June 2013 - 10:56 AM, said:

This calculates to a 39,806 km circumference (99.4% of NASA).
No, more like 83% of the actual circumference.

RayGday, on 12 June 2013 - 10:56 AM, said:

The height of the Pyramid is exactly the radius of a 1000 yard circle.
Sorry, no.

The height of the GP is 455 ft, or 151.6 yards.  Hence, the height of the GP is "exactly" the radius of a 303.2 yard circle.

RayGday, on 12 June 2013 - 10:56 AM, said:

Perhaps the more pertinent question is, Where are your thoughts?

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Posted 15 June 2013 - 05:10 AM

RayGday, on 12 June 2013 - 10:56 AM, said:

The perimeter of the Great Pyramid is 1000 yards. Exactly as designed.

In 1882, Flinders Petrie measured 1007.7 British Yards.

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1000 yards is 1 second of equatorial rotation.

This discussion might already be stalled but I thought I'd jump in, anyway. Petrie actually measured the pyramid in inches and published his findings in The Pyramids and Temples of Gizeh (1883). The results are as follows (page 39):

North: 9069.4"
East: 9067.7"
South: 9069.5"
West: 9068.6"

I converted these measurements to feet and yards, which provides us with the following:

North: 755.8 ft. / 251.9 yds
East: 755.6 ft. / 251.8 yds
South: 755.8 ft. / 251.9 yds
West: 755.7 ft. / 251.9 yds

Harte can check my math for me because math is admittedly not my strength, but this comes out to be a perimeter of 1007.5 yards. I've never put much stock into "pyramid measuring" (a derogatory term from Petrie's day), but folks can come up with almost any mathematical findings with the Great Pyramid if they look hard enough. The problem comes when one expects things to be precise down to the inch, which nothing constructed in the Early Bronze Age is. Moreover, modern forms of measurement like inches and feet and years are meaningless when looking at it from the ancient perspective because these forms of measurement definitely did not exist. The form of measurement in ancient Egypt was the cubit.

I'll leave it at that. Harte's already dissected the math much abler than I could, anyway. I just hope we don't find ourselves descending into the madness of the "pyramid inch" from the likes of Piazzi Smyth and other dreamy-eyed pretenders from the nineteenth century.

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The ancients divided the day by 12 hours not 24.

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No, they did not. The Egyptians were the first to observe twelve hours of day and twelve hours of night—twenty-four hours, in other words. There is no mistaking this. There are actually tombs where the hours of the day and hours of the night are personified by twenty-four different deities, often goddesses. The Egyptian calendar was divided into twelve months consisting of three seasons, totaling 365 days. There was no leap year, which naturally created calendrical issues. We owe the Babylonians for dividing the hour into sixty minutes, which the Egyptians themselves did not observe.

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The Pyramid represents the Earth at a scale of 43,200.

The designer of the Great Pyramid knew the exact size and shape of the Earth and its rotational velocity.

The designer of the Great Pyramid was the great nobleman Hemiunu, and he definitely did not know the size and shape of the Earth. Nor did any other Egyptian at any point in pharaonic history. Nor would any Egyptian have been the least interested in such details. If it didn't concern the borders of Egypt and those immediate neighboring regions from which the Egyptians obtained natural resources and luxury items, they could not have cared less. It is a common fact that the Egyptians viewed foreigners with innate distrust and often plainly as inferior enemies, so they possessed no interest in the wider world. They were not explorers or adventures and did not even care to sail the open ocean, so how would they have known about the exact size and shape of the Earth? No one really understood this with any accuracy, in fact, until the Greeks of the Classical and Hellenistic periods.

Lastly, it's important to note that the zodiac in your graphic is not even of the Egyptian tradition. This has come down to us principally through the Greeks. While the Egyptians did observe some constellations as important, they were more interested in singular heavenly bodies.

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Posted 15 June 2013 - 05:43 AM

kmt_sesh, on 15 June 2013 - 05:10 AM, said:

I'll leave it at that. Harte's already dissected the math much abler than I could, anyway. I just hope we don't find ourselves descending into the madness of the "pyramid inch" from the likes of Piazzi Smyth and other dreamy-eyed pretenders from the nineteenth century.
I figured I'd better leave some for you, kmt. LOL

kmt_sesh, on 15 June 2013 - 05:10 AM, said:

The Egyptians were the first to observe twelve hours of day and twelve hours of night—twenty-four hours, in other words. There is no mistaking this. There are actually tombs where the hours of the day and hours of the night are personified by twenty-four different deities, often goddesses.
This would be a good place to point out that these hours of the AE's weren't all the same length.

The day was divided into 12 hours, as was the night.  But the day started at dawn and ended at sunset.  Obviously, all days are not the same length.  But they divided them into twelve hours (and the nights) anyway.

So, in the winter when days are shorter, this division left the daytime hours shorter than they were in summer.  The converse was true for the night time hours.

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Posted 15 June 2013 - 01:09 PM

kmt_sesh, on 15 June 2013 - 05:10 AM, said:

...They were not explorers or adventures and did not even care to sail the open ocean...

SC: Seems your opinion is somewhat outdated:

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The world’s oldest port has been discovered near the Red Sea town of Zaafarana and, as Nevine El-Aref shows, it reveals that, contrary to common belief, the ancient Egyptians were accomplished sailors. The long-held supposition that the ancient Egyptians avoided travelling by sea and had poor naval technology can be laid to rest. Early this week archaeologists discovered a port dating from the reign of the Fourth Dynasty king Khufu, builder of the Great Pyramid and owner of the Solar Boats at Giza, in the Wadi Al-Jarf area south of Zaafarana on the Red Sea. - Source.

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Posted 15 June 2013 - 05:24 PM

kmt_sesh, on 15 June 2013 - 05:10 AM, said:

North: 9069.4"
East: 9067.7"
South: 9069.5"
West: 9068.6"

Add these up to get 36275.2 inches which equates to 1007.64 yards.

In 1925, J. H. Cole measured 1007.71 yards

The Yard that the pyramid builders used and the British Yard that Petrie used are the same yard.

Over time the British Yard changed but it's still very, very close to the original.

The perimeter of the Great Pyramid is 1000 yards, exactly as designed.

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Posted 15 June 2013 - 06:09 PM

RayGday, on 15 June 2013 - 05:24 PM, said:

Add these up to get 36275.2 inches which equates to 1007.64 yards.

In 1925, J. H. Cole measured 1007.71 yards

The Yard that the pyramid builders used and the British Yard that Petrie used are the same yard.

Over time the British Yard changed but it's still very, very close to the original.

The yard that the pyramid builders "used" didn't exist. There was no such unit of measurement in Ancient Egypt. There was however the Royal Cubit of 52.4 centimeters/20.63 inches. There was also a short cubit of 44.9 centimeters/17.68 inches. Using the longer of the two, the Royal Cubit, we have the following measurements of the previouis four sides:

North: 9069.4"..................................439.62 Royal cubits
East: 9067.7"...................................439.54 Royal cubits
South: 9069.5".................................439.63 Royal cubits
West: 9068.6"..................................439.58 Royal cubits

and using the shorter we have the following:

North: 9069.4"..................................512.98 short cubits
East: 9067.7"...................................512.88 short cubits
South: 9069.5".................................512.99 short cubits
West: 9068.6"..................................512.93 short cubits

http://www.touregypt...es/measures.htm

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Posted 15 June 2013 - 06:42 PM

kmt_sesh, on 15 June 2013 - 05:10 AM, said:

We owe the Babylonians for dividing the hour into sixty minutes, which the Egyptians themselves did not observe.

OK, I'll bite. What did the Egyptians divide their hour into?

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Posted 15 June 2013 - 07:05 PM

RayGday, on 15 June 2013 - 06:42 PM, said:

OK, I'll bite. What did the Egyptians divide their hour into?
I think AE did not divide hour into units as small as a minute, there are no hieroglyphs, to my knowledge, for such a unit. However, it is convenient to divide an hour, so they divided it into quarters. Look at this link. It is a game, and has minutes for our modern minds, but it shows AE dividing into quarters and a hireoglyph for such
http://www.visualfra...kesancient.html

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Posted 15 June 2013 - 07:13 PM

cormac mac airt, on 15 June 2013 - 06:09 PM, said:

There was also a short cubit of 44.9 centimeters/17.68 inches.

The "short" cubit is 18 inches or half a yard. ("a Foot and a half" - Isaac Newton.)
The perimeter of the Great Pyramid is 2000 cubits or 1000 yards.

http://www.xrayb.com...nd_the_yard.php

The perimeter of the Great Pyramid is 1000 yards, exactly as designed.

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