Date: 28 Mar 1999
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Great Pyramid & Perfect Numbers
From: Rune@mail1.stofanet.dk Date: 07 Jan 1999 Time: 17:05:26 Remote Name: 22.214.171.124
The Great Pyramid is related to the perfect numbers.
I have found a lot of indications, that Taylor`s pi-theory must be right. I am an architect and for years I have been studying the measurements of the Great Pyramid.
Lately I have published an article (The danish periodical: Arkitekten 18/98) telling just a little about my observations. I would like to hear your opinion.
In the following I tell you in short terms (without many explanations) my observations concerning the relation between the Great Pyramid (Khufu) and the perfect numbers. ---
The first perfect numbers are 6, 28, 496, 8128, 33550336,.... Perfect numbers are numbers in which the divisors added (except for the number itself) gives the number e.g. 6 - (1+2+3=6).
The circle was believed to be holy/perfect. Before pi or (3.14...) was found - the number 6 was the one and only number which could be related to the circle (sun). Inside a circle the radius will establish a perfect hexagon. This number 6 is a perfect number and 1 cubit = 6 hands.
It it common belief that the pyramid is a solar symbol. According to John Taylor the Great Pyramid deals with the circle (sun). Only two numbers are related to the circle - namely 6 and pi. It is of course interesting that 3.14../6 = 0,523.. Followed by the term - meter, we have got the length of 1 royal cubit.
The second perfect number is 28. This is interesting as the royal cubit = 28 fingers.
If you look down on the Great Pyramid from above and you draw circles centered in the pyramid and having diameters measuring 6, 28, 496, 8128, 33550336 royal cubits, you will be astonished.
The first and smallest circle (d=6) cannot be related to anything, because nobody have been nearer the center than 4 royal cubits.
The second circle (d=28) just touches the middle of the whole system of passages which are placed 14 r.c. east of the center.
The third circle (d=496) covers an area equal to the area of the base of the pyramid. You might say that the Great Pyramid is the quadrature of the Perfect Circle. I think this is a very strong indication. The Great Pyramid deals with the circle (the sun).
The fourth circle (d=8128) just touches the 30th parallel and this way relates to the hexagon in the circle (the earth) - touching the poles and the 30th parallels. (According to Borchardt the center of the pyramid is situated at 29 degrees 58`51´´).
The fifth circle (d=33550336) - guess what? If you pragmatically measure this diameter on the surface of the earth and then draw the circle which reaches from the one to the other end of this "diameter" you have got the approx. size of the earth. The difference is only approx. 1,7%
You might also measure 33550336 royal cubits along the 30th parallel and you will see that you have got "the approx. length of one day" or approx. half the length round the 30th parallel. You have to measure 33550336 royal cubit on the parallel 29°58'51''. This performs the diameter. Then you have to draw the circle reaching between theese two points. This circle = the parallel at 29°58'51' (the location of the Great Pyramid. The difference is is just approx. 0.8%. As you might know the pyramid is called "The Pyramid which is the place of sunrise and sunset", meaning the length of 1 day at this position at equinox.
This is in very short terms some of my discoveries.
It is impossible that all theese circles - all centered in the center of the Great Pyramid and all relating to perfect numbers should be just a coincidence.
Generally we think think that it was the Greeks who found the first four perfect numbers (Pythagoras, Nichomachos, Euklid). By the way - they all lived for years in Egypt.
As you know so did Erastothenes, who is believed to be the first who measured the size of the earth. I am not sure anymore.
I hope that science (egyptologists and academicians dealing with histori mathematics) will be frank and open to new theories and not just ignore such theories.
Please tell me what you think of my theory. Ask me by e-mail or telephone if you do not understand some of my english.
Rune Fink Isaksen Architect maa
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