An 8 sided Great Pyramid?

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An 8 sided Great Pyramid?

Post by kbs2244 » Thu May 15, 2008 10:24 am

From the News Page

http://weekly.ahram.org.eg/2008/890/heritage.htm

An interesting point.
The GP has eight sides!
I don’t ever remember hearing this before.

Lots of Pi and Phi stuff.
Reminds me of the Da Vinci Code

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Post by dannan14 » Thu May 15, 2008 1:45 pm

i noticed that in the article too. The explanation that it was to support the casing stones seems plausible, but i don't know that concave surfaces are more aesthetically pleasing.

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Post by War Arrow » Sat May 17, 2008 10:07 am

Curious. Could it be an aesthetic device? Somehow it reminded me of hearing that the parthenon has all sorts of deliberate perspective enhancing bulges.
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Post by kbs2244 » Sat May 17, 2008 6:57 pm

Who knows?
I don’t recall ever even a written description of the GP with it’s outside layer intact let alone any photos.
How long ago was it “mined” for it’s stone?

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Post by Minimalist » Sat May 17, 2008 7:09 pm

http://www.nypost.com/seven/10112007/ne ... htm?page=0
Originally, the structure was encased in a layer of more than 500,000 tight-fitting, polished slabs that weighed 20 tons each. In the 14th century, a massive earthquake loosened many of the outer polished casing stones, which were then removed and used to build mosques in nearby Cairo.
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Post by kbs2244 » Sat May 17, 2008 7:37 pm

14th century?
You would expect then some kind of tourist, or engineering, description of it with the cladding intact.

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Post by Minimalist » Sat May 17, 2008 9:27 pm

Oddly enough, the Romans were not impressed by the pyramids. There is a famous comment by a man named Frontinus who basically said "what good are they compared to my aqueducts which bring water to millions."

Frontinus was in charge of the aqueducts and, like all bureaucrats, thought his department was Numero Uno.
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Post by Rokcet Scientist » Sun May 18, 2008 8:32 am

Minimalist wrote:http://www.nypost.com/seven/10112007/ne ... htm?page=0
Originally, the structure was encased in a layer of more than 500,000 tight-fitting, polished slabs that weighed 20 tons each. In the 14th century, a massive earthquake loosened many of the outer polished casing stones, which were then removed and used to build mosques in nearby Cairo.
When I was there local guides told me Cheops' outer layer was used as construction material to build Cairo's city walls. In the 9th century...

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Post by Minimalist » Sun May 18, 2008 9:25 am

Frontinus' quotation.
"Will anybody compare the Pyramids, or those useless though renowned works of the Greeks, with these aqueducts?"

—Frontinus, Roman Water Commissioner, 1st century AD
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