The Great Pyramid of Giza has been the subject of debate among scholars and researchers for years. It seems that there are countless mysteries surrounding this enigmatic ancient monument, but there are a few that have puzzled everyone who has dared to study this ancient Egyptian ‘tomb’.
Tomb or not, there are so many things about Egypt and the Pyramids in general which so far, have attracted millions of tourists to Giza and the publishing of hundreds of books about the enigmatic land of the Pharaohs and its three best-known ancient monuments.
We can pick out 5 things about the Great Pyramid of Giza which cannot be explained with mainstream thinking.
- Sun’s Radius: Twice the perimeter of the bottom of the granite coffer times 10^8 is the sun’s mean radius. [270.45378502 Pyramid Inches* 10^8 = 427,316 miles]. Even more interesting is the following: If the base of the Great Pyramid is equated with the diameter of the earth, then the radius of the moon can be generated by subtracting the radius of the earth from the height of the pyramid (source).
- According to net, The curvature designed into the faces of the Great Pyramid exactly matches the radius of the earth, but if that isn’t enough we can add that the average height of land above sea level for the earth is 5449 inches. This is also the height of the pyramid.
- It’s the only eight-sided Pyramid: The centers of the four sides are indented with an extraordinary degree of precision forming the only 8 sided pyramid, this effect is not visible from the ground or from a distance but only from the air, and then only under the proper lighting conditions. This phenomenon is only detectable from the air at dawn and sunset on the spring and autumn equinoxes, when the sun casts shadows on the pyramid.
- According to many researchers, it is believed that the three Pyramids of the Giza Plateau mimic the constellation of Orion, or at least used to. The pyramid positions on the ground are a reflection of the positions of the stars in the constellation Orion circa 10,400 B.C. Five of the 7 brightest stars have pyramid equivalents: The 3 great pyramids of Khufu, Khafra, and Menkaura for the belt of Orion, the pyramid of Nebka at Abu Rawash corresponds to the star Saiph, the pyramid at Zawat al Aryan corresponds to the star Bellatrix. The only two missing star positions are for Betelgeuse and Rigel. (source)
- According to David Pratt, the Great Pyramid embodies an advanced knowledge of geometry, geodesy (the science of earth measurement), and astronomy. And if that isn’t awesome and cool, we find out that the Pyramid also incorporates not only the value of pi, the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter, but also the golden section, phi, found in the growth patterns of living things. Interestingly, the angle of slope of the Pyramid’s outer casing was 51.85 degrees, the tangent of which is equal to 4/pi, and the cosine to the value of the golden section. The Pyramid squares the circle: the perimeter of its square base is the same length as the circumference of a circle with a radius equal to its height. (source)
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by Ivan Petricevic; ancient-code
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