However, you are using proportions.
proportions???~ surely your just being intentionally obtuse!!! Be specific harte, or I can't answer.
If the A.E.s could lay out a near perfect square for the base of the pyramid, they could do what I'm suggesting. Its all just straight edge and dividers construction.
And the method proposed by Eratosthenes would have had exactly the same problem with distance. (BTW, Stecchini believed that the A.E's new the length of their land down to the last cubit, and he also has alot to say about Eratosthenes 'amazing calculation")
Any solid proof? (because that would blow stecchinis theory that thy G.P. is a representation of the northern hemisphere out of the water, and we could put this thread to bed, and all go home and not worry any more).
how could they have failed to notice the shadow lengh, it was within their kingdom for the begining of their history after all!!
Do me a favour and read, (or re-read or whatever) Stecchinis work presented here http://www.metrum.or...easurements.htm, and then come back with a solid critique that will really convince me. What doesn't convince me are one sentence throw away remarks.
Edited by bom shankra, 02 March 2013 - 08:06 AM.