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Post by Minimalist » Sat May 24, 2008 9:36 am

A long and multi-faceted discussion of Sirius, the Great Pyramid and math from Al-Ahram in Cairo.

http://weekly.ahram.org.eg/2008/898/heritage.htm
A problem of interest therefore is to be able to calculate approximately the epoch when the Great Pyramid was erected, given the culmination of Sirius at that time. Since the maximum altitude of the star is given from the relation: Amax = 90 -- latitude angle of the pyramid + declination of Sirius, where Amax is taken as the complement of the pyramid face angle, and the latitude angle of the Great Pyramid is 29.97921389 (from Google Earth and matching with M. Lehner results on the Giza Plateau), it follows that the declination of the star at the time of erection equals approximately -21:52. From the table of Sirius declination, the Great Pyramid must have been erected in c. 2825 -- 2800BC; offsetting Al-Falaki's results.
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Post by kbs2244 » Sat May 24, 2008 12:21 pm

An interesting argument on how to date it.

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Post by Minimalist » Sat May 24, 2008 12:31 pm

One wonders if he did not introduce his "rounding off" idea in to make the numbers come out closer to Zahi Hawass' annointed theory? It would be tough for an Egyptian to contradict the great god Zahi.
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Post by Minimalist » Fri Jun 20, 2008 10:54 am

Not exactly Giza, but, close.....
Mapping Djoser's Step Pyramid

Sunrise at Saqqara, and all is well on the necropolis. It is, as usual, silent, peaceful and still out here in the desert. Last Tuesday, however, the serenity and divinity were broken by the arrival of an American-Japanese scientific mission to carry out a laser scanning survey of Djoser's Step Pyramid. At the footsteps of the pyramid were gathered dozens of people, from scientists to technicians, archaeologists and restorers to workmen, all there to witness the first ever endeavour to document, in detail, the present condition of the great and distinctive monument using a high-tech laser device in an attempt to create a virtual three-dimensional model of Egypt's oldest pyramid complex.
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