Mathematical value of the Great Pyramids
Name: robby r oad
Date: Around 1995
Does the Great Pyramid of Giza hold some mathematical value? For example,
are the perimeter and height of the pyramid connected in some way to a
modern theorem or equation?
I was pretty sure I knew of an interesting relationship concerning the
aspect ratio of the Great Pyramids of Giza (all three have the same aspect
ratio), but I could not locate a reference until today. The height of the
pyramids is equal to the perimeter of the base divided by 2 * Pi. Coinci-
dence? Scientists have wondered for many years since the ancient Egyptians
did not "discover" the wheel until they were invaded by the Hittites riding
horse-drawn chariots. It is now believed that they used wheels for toys and
in a land-measurement device but never had the _gestalt_ to transfer the
concept of the wheel to something as simple as a wagon, which would have
been a tremendous aid in constructing the pyramids! Anyway, it is now
thought that they used a wheel to measure out distances, counting the
revolutions of the wheel as their unit of measurement. If you work out the
math, you will see that the height, H = N * L where N = number of revolution
units of one side and L = radius of the measurement wheel.
source (such as it is): The Symbolic Prophecy of the Great Pyramid by H.
Spencer Lewis, 1936.
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