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Topic: RMP # 48
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 Franz Gnaedinger Posts: 330 Registered: 4/30/07
Re: RMP # 48
Posted: Oct 10, 2007 2:59 AM

Lee, when we look at a pyramid we see merely a heap
of blocks, yet when the Egyptians looked at a pyramid
they felt in the presence of gods and goddesses. We
have to consider this difference also when it comes
to the mathematics of ancient Egypt, as I shall show
in the case of the pyramid in RMP 57 and 58.

The base length measures 140 royal cubits, the sekad
5 palms 1 finger, the height 93 '3 royal cubits.

How long are the diagonals? Look out for a suiting
number pair in the number column for the approximation
of the square root of 2. The first lines are: 1 1 2,
2 3 4, 5 7 10, 12 17 24, 29 41 58, 70 99 140, ...
If the side of a square measures 70a, the diagonals
measure practically 99a. Side 140, diagonals 198 royal
cubits.

Imagine a circle around the square. How long is the
circumference? Look out for a suiting number pair
in this sequence: 3/1 (plus 22/7) 25/8 47/15 69/22
91/29 113/36 135/43 157/50 179/57 201/64 223/71
245/78 267/85 289/92 311/99 333/106 355/113 377/120 ...
If the diameter of a circle measures 99a, the circum-
ference measures practically 311a. Diameter 198,
circumference 622 royal cubits.

Now imagine a sphere and a hemisphere inside the
pyramid. How long are their radii? Exactly 35 and
56 royal cubits respectively. An Egyptian pyramid
symbolized the primeval hill, out of which rose
the sun and the sky, personified in Ra and Nut,
and if they can be symbolized in geometrical shapes,
these are the sphere for the sun, and the hemisphere
for the sky.

Regards, Franz Gnaedinger

Date Subject Author
9/30/07 L. Cooper
10/1/07 Franz Gnaedinger
10/1/07 L. Cooper
10/1/07 Milo Gardner
10/1/07 L. Cooper
10/2/07 Milo Gardner
10/3/07 Milo Gardner
10/3/07 L. Cooper
10/3/07 Franz Gnaedinger
10/4/07 Milo Gardner
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10/6/07 L. Cooper
10/6/07 Franz Gnaedinger
10/6/07 Milo Gardner
10/6/07 L. Cooper
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