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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--- 1449 PhiPIandI 16-Mar-18 03:13
Re: Encoded in PI--- 247 PhiPIandI 16-Mar-18 03:40
Re: Encoded in PI--- 236 M. J. Thomas 16-Mar-18 06:51
Re: Encoded in PI---EGYPT & PI & Moon 233 PhiPIandI 16-Mar-18 11:37
Really? 197 Sirfiroth 16-Mar-18 13:51
Re: Encoded in PI---EGYPT & PI & Moon 200 M. J. Thomas 16-Mar-18 19:01
Re: Encoded in PI---EGYPT & PI & Moon 143 cladking 16-Mar-18 20:50
Re: Encoded in PI---EGYPT & PI & Moon 193 Manu 16-Mar-18 21:11
Re: Encoded in PI---EGYPT & PI & Moon 172 molder 16-Mar-18 22:46
Re: Encoded in PI---EGYPT & PI & Moon 165 molder 17-Mar-18 04:11
Re: Encoded in PI---EGYPT & PI & Moon 192 Manu 17-Mar-18 16:29
Re: Encoded in PI---EGYPT & PI & Moon 156 M. J. Thomas 17-Mar-18 16:51
Re: Encoded in PI---EGYPT & PI & Moon 152 Sirfiroth 17-Mar-18 18:29
Re: Encoded in PI---EGYPT & PI & Moon 162 M. J. Thomas 17-Mar-18 19:05
Re: Encoded in PI---EGYPT & PI & Moon 162 Sirfiroth 17-Mar-18 20:33
Re: Encoded in PI---EGYPT & PI & Moon 163 M. J. Thomas 17-Mar-18 21:27
Re: Encoded in PI---EGYPT & PI & Moon 203 M. J. Thomas 17-Mar-18 08:48
Re: Encoded in PI---EGYPT & PI & Moon 183 cladking 17-Mar-18 13:47
Re: Encoded in PI---EGYPT & PI & Moon 141 molder 18-Mar-18 12:47
Re: Encoded in PI---EGYPT & PI & Moon 146 Manu 18-Mar-18 16:40
Re: Encoded in PI---EGYPT & PI & Moon 150 M. J. Thomas 18-Mar-18 17:09
Re: Encoded in PI---EGYPT & PI & Moon 188 Manu 18-Mar-18 19:18
Re: Encoded in PI---EGYPT & PI & Moon 188 M. J. Thomas 19-Mar-18 10:49
Re: Encoded in PI---EGYPT & PI & Moon 176 DavidK 19-Mar-18 11:28
Re: Encoded in PI---EGYPT & PI & Moon 171 Manu 19-Mar-18 14:19
Re: Encoded in PI---EGYPT & PI & Moon 133 M. J. Thomas 19-Mar-18 17:49
Re: Encoded in PI---EGYPT & PI & Moon 159 Manu 19-Mar-18 18:14
Re: Encoded in PI---EGYPT & PI & Moon 138 M. J. Thomas 19-Mar-18 18:49
Re: Encoded in PI---EGYPT & PI & Moon 131 Manu 19-Mar-18 19:05
Re: Encoded in PI---EGYPT & PI & Moon 145 Audrey 20-Mar-18 01:06
Re: Encoded in PI---EGYPT & PI & Moon 151 molder 19-Mar-18 05:12
Harold @ "2-Pi-R" 173 Dr. Troglodyte 16-Mar-18 16:18
Re: Harold @ "2-Pi-R" 180 MDaines 16-Mar-18 17:19
Re: Encoded in PI--- 153 cladking 16-Mar-18 16:28
Re: Encoded in PI--- 175 Manu 16-Mar-18 16:45
Re: Encoded in PI--- 169 DavidK 18-Mar-18 01:19
Re: Encoded in PI--- 190 PhiPIandI 18-Mar-18 04:08
Re: Encoded in PI--- 168 M. J. Thomas 18-Mar-18 08:41
Re: Encoded in PI--- 147 DavidK 18-Mar-18 12:19
Re: Encoded in PI--- 134 M. J. Thomas 18-Mar-18 16:13
Re: Encoded in PI--- 144 DavidK 18-Mar-18 17:00
Re: Encoded in PI--- 276 rodz111 18-Mar-18 04:58
Re: Encoded in PI--- 161 M. J. Thomas 18-Mar-18 16:21
Re: Encoded in PI--- 125 DavidK 18-Mar-18 17:22
Re: Encoded in PI--- 318 rodz111 25-Mar-18 19:44
Re: Encoded in PI--- 157 molder 25-Mar-18 21:53
Re: Encoded in PI--- 177 rodz111 18-Mar-18 17:26
Re: Encoded in PI--- 165 M. J. Thomas 18-Mar-18 17:55
Re: Encoded in PI--- 167 DavidK 19-Mar-18 09:40
Re: Encoded in PI--- 143 Manu 19-Mar-18 19:21
Re: Encoded in PI--- 151 DavidK 19-Mar-18 20:12
Re: Encoded in PI--- 158 Manu 19-Mar-18 20:49
Re: Encoded in PI--- 142 M. J. Thomas 20-Mar-18 01:24
Re: Encoded in PI--- 185 Manu 20-Mar-18 03:10
Re: Encoded in PI--- 121 DavidK 19-Mar-18 20:58
Re: Encoded in PI--- 182 Manu 19-Mar-18 21:18
Re: Encoded in PI--- 172 DavidK 20-Mar-18 12:01
Re: Encoded in PI--- 173 Manu 20-Mar-18 20:50
Re: Encoded in PI--- 192 DavidK 22-Mar-18 14:04
Re: Encoded in PI--- 161 magisterchessmutt 28-Mar-18 01:13
Re: Encoded in PI--- 156 DavidK 28-Mar-18 06:55
Re: Encoded in PI--- 159 magisterchessmutt 28-Mar-18 13:38
Re: Encoded in PI--- 161 DavidK 29-Mar-18 11:02
Re: Encoded in PI--- 180 rodz111 30-Mar-18 19:40
Re: Encoded in PI--- 206 DavidK 20-Mar-18 23:26
Re: Encoded in PI--- 163 drew 31-Mar-18 00:30
Re: Encoded in PI No. 33 223 ajfriman 31-Mar-18 19:55
Re: Encoded in PI No. 33 186 PhiPIandI 04-Apr-18 23:29
Re: Encoded in PI No. 33 209 PhiPIandI 09-Apr-18 20:40
Re: Encoded in PI No. 33 165 rodz111 11-Apr-18 18:30
Re: Encoded in PI--- 154 rodz111 12-Apr-18 22:09
Re: Encoded in PI--- 173 rodz111 14-Apr-18 01:03
Re: the astronomical cubit codes the tropical year 194 rodz111 15-Apr-18 20:03
Re: Encoded in PI--- 231 rodz111 17-Apr-18 20:36


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