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You are correct, the Moon is "hiding" in π (π is hiding in the Moon), though you make it too hard for yourself.
A sixth-grader could derive π from watching the Moon: 400/(Moonsid x 100)

Moon-Pi

The reason is that our Earth-Moon system closely conforms, i.e. can be modeled, with a famous geometric relationship I show in this illustration. This relationship dictates how the velocity component of the combined kinetic energies of the two sidereal orbits and spins intertwine....

...and so all you need is to track the Moon for a month across the map of the stars and that gives you one sidereal period to within ½ day, i.e 27½ days. If you track the period for several cycles and average, you'll approach the true period, 27.3216 days. This was definitely within reach of Old Kingdom astronomers. In fact, the "Kenmut" decan (Leo and Hydra) is mentioned in the Pyramid Texts, but any asterism near the ecliptic (which the Egyptians also mention in the PT) would do.

But the ancients did not have the formula and neither did they likely care to search for pi. They did, however, care about the Moon/Thoth and his "ferrying" above and below the ecliptic (see Parker; see Krauss). So pi can only be an import incidental to something of theological significance...but how could the constant have been imported, even if unwittingly?

What I show at the bottom is the expression for π in days of the Moon. If you convert to seconds, the fraction simplifies to ~34½/11 and ~3 1/7 to 1.

And, it is this numerical relationship, 34½/11 and 70/22, which shows up in the reconstructed step dimensions of a couple of the Small Step Pyramids, especially the only one confirmed to be in close proximity to a temple proven to be oriented to the star Sirius (Wells) and dedicated to Satet, the goddess associated with that star in the south of Egypt from at least the Third Dynasty. So the astronomical gateway would have been Sirius, but why and how?

The reason is that the Nile flooded the south before the north and the delay could be significant. Predicting when the fields would flood was of utmost importance to the Delta. Lower Egypt's entire economic infra-structure depended on not just if, but also when the flood would come. Since the appearance of Sirius after visual absence was a yearly marker of inundation, this became the temporal anchor. The absence period in Memphis tended to be about 68-71 days and at Aswan (Gautschy), about 11 days shorter, 57-60. That difference of 11 days was a key observation because it correlated with the delay of the inundation. And that is why the numerical dimensions of the Small Step Pyramid on Elephantine are possibly significant. In cubits, they represent both periods in days, 69 (+/- 1), and 58 (+/- 1) and the difference, 11.

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Encoded in PI--- 1645 PhiPIandI 16-Mar-18 03:13
Re: Encoded in PI--- 321 PhiPIandI 16-Mar-18 03:40
Re: Encoded in PI--- 310 M. J. Thomas 16-Mar-18 06:51
Re: Encoded in PI---EGYPT & PI & Moon 315 PhiPIandI 16-Mar-18 11:37
Really? 258 Sirfiroth 16-Mar-18 13:51
Re: Encoded in PI---EGYPT & PI & Moon 279 M. J. Thomas 16-Mar-18 19:01
Re: Encoded in PI---EGYPT & PI & Moon 191 cladking 16-Mar-18 20:50
Re: Encoded in PI---EGYPT & PI & Moon 240 Manu 16-Mar-18 21:11
Re: Encoded in PI---EGYPT & PI & Moon 225 molder 16-Mar-18 22:46
Re: Encoded in PI---EGYPT & PI & Moon 219 molder 17-Mar-18 04:11
Re: Encoded in PI---EGYPT & PI & Moon 277 Manu 17-Mar-18 16:29
Re: Encoded in PI---EGYPT & PI & Moon 239 M. J. Thomas 17-Mar-18 16:51
Re: Encoded in PI---EGYPT & PI & Moon 212 Sirfiroth 17-Mar-18 18:29
Re: Encoded in PI---EGYPT & PI & Moon 225 M. J. Thomas 17-Mar-18 19:05
Re: Encoded in PI---EGYPT & PI & Moon 235 Sirfiroth 17-Mar-18 20:33
Re: Encoded in PI---EGYPT & PI & Moon 237 M. J. Thomas 17-Mar-18 21:27
Re: Encoded in PI---EGYPT & PI & Moon 270 M. J. Thomas 17-Mar-18 08:48
Re: Encoded in PI---EGYPT & PI & Moon 241 cladking 17-Mar-18 13:47
Re: Encoded in PI---EGYPT & PI & Moon 214 molder 18-Mar-18 12:47
Re: Encoded in PI---EGYPT & PI & Moon 188 Manu 18-Mar-18 16:40
Re: Encoded in PI---EGYPT & PI & Moon 214 M. J. Thomas 18-Mar-18 17:09
Re: Encoded in PI---EGYPT & PI & Moon 258 Manu 18-Mar-18 19:18
Re: Encoded in PI---EGYPT & PI & Moon 256 M. J. Thomas 19-Mar-18 10:49
Re: Encoded in PI---EGYPT & PI & Moon 237 DavidK 19-Mar-18 11:28
Re: Encoded in PI---EGYPT & PI & Moon 229 Manu 19-Mar-18 14:19
Re: Encoded in PI---EGYPT & PI & Moon 205 M. J. Thomas 19-Mar-18 17:49
Re: Encoded in PI---EGYPT & PI & Moon 237 Manu 19-Mar-18 18:14
Re: Encoded in PI---EGYPT & PI & Moon 198 M. J. Thomas 19-Mar-18 18:49
Re: Encoded in PI---EGYPT & PI & Moon 186 Manu 19-Mar-18 19:05
Re: Encoded in PI---EGYPT & PI & Moon 216 Audrey 20-Mar-18 01:06
Re: Encoded in PI---EGYPT & PI & Moon 206 molder 19-Mar-18 05:12
Harold @ "2-Pi-R" 224 Dr. Troglodyte 16-Mar-18 16:18
Re: Harold @ "2-Pi-R" 264 MDaines 16-Mar-18 17:19
Re: Encoded in PI--- 194 cladking 16-Mar-18 16:28
Re: Encoded in PI--- 229 Manu 16-Mar-18 16:45
Re: Encoded in PI--- 224 DavidK 18-Mar-18 01:19
Re: Encoded in PI--- 269 PhiPIandI 18-Mar-18 04:08
Re: Encoded in PI--- 257 M. J. Thomas 18-Mar-18 08:41
Re: Encoded in PI--- 209 DavidK 18-Mar-18 12:19
Re: Encoded in PI--- 190 M. J. Thomas 18-Mar-18 16:13
Re: Encoded in PI--- 217 DavidK 18-Mar-18 17:00
Re: Encoded in PI--- 399 rodz111 18-Mar-18 04:58
Re: Encoded in PI--- 226 M. J. Thomas 18-Mar-18 16:21
Re: Encoded in PI--- 210 DavidK 18-Mar-18 17:22
Re: Encoded in PI--- 402 rodz111 25-Mar-18 19:44
Re: Encoded in PI--- 226 molder 25-Mar-18 21:53
Re: Encoded in PI--- 245 rodz111 18-Mar-18 17:26
Re: Encoded in PI--- 237 M. J. Thomas 18-Mar-18 17:55
Re: Encoded in PI--- 233 DavidK 19-Mar-18 09:40
Re: Encoded in PI--- 226 Manu 19-Mar-18 19:21
Re: Encoded in PI--- 232 DavidK 19-Mar-18 20:12
Re: Encoded in PI--- 223 Manu 19-Mar-18 20:49
Re: Encoded in PI--- 206 M. J. Thomas 20-Mar-18 01:24
Re: Encoded in PI--- 243 Manu 20-Mar-18 03:10
Re: Encoded in PI--- 177 DavidK 19-Mar-18 20:58
Re: Encoded in PI--- 250 Manu 19-Mar-18 21:18
Re: Encoded in PI--- 240 DavidK 20-Mar-18 12:01
Re: Encoded in PI--- 225 Manu 20-Mar-18 20:50
Re: Encoded in PI--- 253 DavidK 22-Mar-18 14:04
Re: Encoded in PI--- 247 magisterchessmutt 28-Mar-18 01:13
Re: Encoded in PI--- 220 DavidK 28-Mar-18 06:55
Re: Encoded in PI--- 219 magisterchessmutt 28-Mar-18 13:38
Re: Encoded in PI--- 230 DavidK 29-Mar-18 11:02
Re: Encoded in PI--- 246 rodz111 30-Mar-18 19:40
Re: Encoded in PI--- 267 DavidK 20-Mar-18 23:26
Re: Encoded in PI--- 216 drew 31-Mar-18 00:30
Re: Encoded in PI No. 33 345 ajfriman 31-Mar-18 19:55
Re: Encoded in PI No. 33 272 PhiPIandI 04-Apr-18 23:29
Re: Encoded in PI No. 33 288 PhiPIandI 09-Apr-18 20:40
Re: Encoded in PI No. 33 207 rodz111 11-Apr-18 18:30
Re: Encoded in PI--- 231 rodz111 12-Apr-18 22:09
Re: Encoded in PI--- 235 rodz111 14-Apr-18 01:03
Re: the astronomical cubit codes the tropical year 285 rodz111 15-Apr-18 20:03
Re: Encoded in PI--- 311 rodz111 17-Apr-18 20:36


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