Thursday, September 30, 2010

What Mysteries does Pyramid Conceal? Part.II

The most magnificent pyramid standing today the only surviving structure of the seven wonders of the ancient world is the pyramid at Giza, built during the reign of Cheops, the Greek name for King Khufu. At the time of its construction, the pyramid rose some 482 feed, covered 13 acres, and weighed at least 6.5 million tons. Napoleon calculated that the material from which it was built over 2300000 blocks would form a wall around France 10 feet high and one foot wide. The grand scale of the Cheops pyramid is matched by its precise design.

 Each side of its base measures some 776 feet, and the sides vary by only 7.9 inches; the pyramid’s stones are placed so accurately that it’s impossible to fit a sheet of paper between them. The sides of the pyramid run with an error of a little more than 4 degrees, almost exactly from north to south and from east to west.
In the 19th century, as archeologists mapped out the pyramids, the wonder induced by these details encouraged a whole new pseudo scientific discipline. “Pyramidology” sought to discover the “Pyramid inch,” a standard unit that allowed the Egyptians to build with such uncanny precision. Standard such as pi, the mass and circumference of the earth, and the distance of earth to sun were suggested. Others proposed the theory that the pyramids were great stone texts, in which details of the entire history of the world had been encoded.  Pyramidologists stretched to even greater imaginative lengths to explain how these stone marvels were constructed. 

1 comment:

  1. You might consider writing about the smaller ones too & the recently discovered about some interesting myths :) I really appreciate the amount of research you would have beeded to do something like this! Kudos


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