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MDaines Wrote:
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> You write: Interesting idea, but, this tool the
> ancient Egyptians are shown holding in their hand
> was used as a gnomon rod.
>
> Thanks for the input, Avry, but that appears to me
> like an assertion that remains to be
> substantiated, unless there is an absolute
> overwhelming piece of evidence in Martin Isler’s
> work somewhere. If that’s the case, it
> shouldn’t be too hard to explain in a few words
> or lines. I would want to know how the bits at the
> top and the bottom of the Was are understood as
> essential and obvious elements of a sun dial.
> Until then, I’ll stick with the spinnekrok which
> is pretty much identical to the Was.
>
>
> Madeleine



Hello MDaines:

Following R Avry Wilson’s inference, the subsequent abridgement shadows Martin Isler’s staff-gnomon to Was-Scepter progression:





Above, “A (1),(2)” indicates the incremental staff-gnomon; “B (1),(2)” indicates shadow readings with long and short staffs, while “B (3)” indicates the progression to the bent shaft to aid in rectifying tilting from the perpendicular along the meridian; “C (1)” illustrates the Was-Scepter with its bifurcated foot (2) as an alternate solution for longitudinal [meridian] tilt; the addition of the angled head to the Scepter aided in mitigating the latitudinal inclination from the meridian. Refer: Sticks, Stones, and Shadows: Building the Egyptian Pyramids, pages 135-142.



Dr. Troglodyte


“Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?“ - Decimus Junius Juvenalis
Η άγνοια είναι η μητέρα του μύθου και του μυστηρίου.


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