But, anything can be made to line up at least some time, did you ever see the "Manhattan-Henge"? Where the sun makes perfect alignment
On May 30 at 8:16 p.m. and again on July 11 at 8:24 p.m., Manhattanhenge reaches its point of perfection as the full setting sun aligns with the city's grid of East-West streets.
Cool. If it were on July 4th it would be really remarkable. The thing with my alignments is that they happen precisely when Alcyone is due West, or actually due West in the 4th Dynasty. This is significant because the Pleiades were seen by the ancient Egyptians as a goddess of the West and the pyramids were also aligned East/West/North/South;
Also, the fact that the Queen's Chamber is right on the vertical axis of the pyramid suggests some significance to the West meridian, meaning due West. Giza is all about the West, being on the West side of the Nile and the West being seen as where the dead go on their journey to the afterworld. Hathor was called Mistress of the West and Hathor was obviously important to the Egyptian kings as shown by a statue of her with Menkaure and her association with the dead. The Pleiades/Giza correlation just makes a lot of sense when all factors are considered. It is also known that some of the pyramids in Teotihuacan are aligned to the Pleiades and Alcyone in particular. Some people believe that there is a connection between the American pyramids and the Egyptian ones. It just seems like too many coincidences to me.
I should add that the King's Chamber goes from the passage westward with the sarcophagus at the western end of it and that the Queen's Chamber statue niche also faces West. Why the niche is off-center in the chamber I don't know, unless it was intended for the statue of Hathor (presumably) to be looking more toward Atlas than Alcyone, for some reason. Maybe Hathor was associated with that particular star or maybe it was supposed to be the king's statue in there and the king was supposed to be associated with Atlas. Whichever, it's undeniable that the statue would have been gazing westward.
Note also that the number 7 crops up a lot in the Great Pyramid, or multiples of it like the 28 notches in the Grand Gallery. The significance could be related to the seven major stars of the Pleiades, sometimes know to the Egyptians as the Seven Hathors, which were depicted as cows on the inside of the coffin lids of the dead. That means that they were clearly very important in relation to the dead. It would be surprising NOT to find some kind of connection between the Giza necropolis and the Pleiades.
Edited by Bennu, 05 August 2014 - 03:00 PM.