Jacob, is there any topic in here that has ever kept on track with what was originally posted? Nope...all kinds of things get added in, and then somewhere along the way, someone brings the direction back on track and tries to take it forward again.
David, that was over 4 months mate. It should have been a couple of days at most...but better late than never.
I still don't agree that the papyri that exist are all that there ever was to reflect and record Egyptian math. The Greeks went to Egypt to learn about math and astronomy and all kinds of things, and you don't travel that far and spend many years learning about ninths and eighths and circles and squares.
Jacob, you say that just because the greatest pyramid ever built shows signs of pi that the Egyptians didn't know of it, especially exactly. The best clock in the world keeps track of time down to the very split second and is accurate over many many thousands of years, while your best wristwatch will need an adjustment every now and then. We can accept a wristwatch and forget about the other, and just by having the Sun appear in the same position every year will tell us how off our watch is.
When I mentioned the stick system, it was to offer that the Sun can keep track of measure in distance and time, and by a measure which was mostly had by water dripping from a hole in a pot or even a heart beat at rest, time can be measured. If time can be measured, then where the sun is over a particular stick and the distance between sticks can be measured. When that distance is known and the length of a perfect day is known, the size of Earth can be known. If the size of Earth can be known, then the simple equation or rotation speed and distance and time offers up another way of estimating what pi is...but presented as something else instead of pi.
Like...a measure of 12,001 units takes the sun 3820 drops to travel over. That means a ratio of 3.1416 : 1
Is it possible we have been looking in the wrong place for a piece of pi?
Well, like David, no harm in giving it a try, is there...