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Franz Gnaedinger

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Re: Ariadne's thread
Posted: Nov 24, 2011 3:26 AM
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Looking out for literature on Maya architecture
I found this book: The Archaeology of Measurement,
edited by Iain Morley and Colin Renfrew, Cambridge
University Press 2010 (online as Google book),
containing the paper: Teotihuacan city layout as
a cosmogram, by Saburo Sugiyama. A quote from
Sugiyama's paper: "I conclude that the city layout
appears to have been elaborated fundamentally
to express a Mesoamerican cosmogenic division
of time and space with calendrical, astronomical,
or cosmological significance, and that rulers apparently
proclaimed divine rulership through the production,
reproduction, and use of monuments and cosmic symbols
harmoniously integrated into the urban landscape of
Teotihuacan."

The pyramids had once been shrines, which were then
covered in heaps of rubble and several pyramid layers.
The city layout reveals a masterplan. Saburo Sugyama
fixed the unit at 83 centimeters and found it in many
measurements, combined with calendar numbers,
mainly 260. These insights are results of a measuring
campaign from 2007. I find Sugiyama's work appealing
and convincing. The measurements also confirm my
unit of 27.1 centimeters for the pyramids. According
to Sugiyama, the Castel may have been associated
with Venus. I can confirm his opinion: the small third
pyramid of Teotihuacan is the Venus Pyramid,
complementing the Sun Pyramid and Moon Pyramid.
Here the ideal measurements of the three pyramids,
each without stairway and platform.

S U N Pyramid

ideal base 819 by 826 units of 27.1 centimeters
ideal periphery of the base 3290 or 14 x 235 units
ideal height 235 units (higher out of optical reasons)
235 lunations are 19 years

M O O N Pyramid

ideal base 443 by 531 units of 27.1 centimeters
ideal height 148 units (higher out of optical reasons)
148 and 443 and 531 are lunar numbers, representing
5 and 15 and 18 lunations counted in the 30 29 30
29 30 29 30 ... mode

V E N U S Pyramid

ideal base 238 by 240 units of 27.1 centimeters
ideal diagonal exactly 338 units
triple 238-240-338, basic triple 119-120-169
The number 240 reminds of the 240 Venus years
that equal 539 Tzolkin, while the 4 and 4 and 4
platforms of the western plaza evoke the 12 Venus
years that equal 7007 days

The sizes of the three pyramids correspond to
the brightness of the respective celestial body.
The Moon Pyramid, built on a hill, reaches the
same height as the Sun Pyramid, according to
the equal optical size of sun and moon in the sky.

Next time: the combined units of the pyramids,
27.1 centimeters, and of the city layout, 83 cm,
reveal a systematic method for the calculation
of the circle based on the calendar number 13
(trecena)


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