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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--- 1510 PhiPIandI 16-Mar-18 03:13
Re: Encoded in PI--- 282 PhiPIandI 16-Mar-18 03:40
Re: Encoded in PI--- 257 M. J. Thomas 16-Mar-18 06:51
Re: Encoded in PI---EGYPT & PI & Moon 270 PhiPIandI 16-Mar-18 11:37
Really? 219 Sirfiroth 16-Mar-18 13:51
Re: Encoded in PI---EGYPT & PI & Moon 220 M. J. Thomas 16-Mar-18 19:01
Re: Encoded in PI---EGYPT & PI & Moon 158 cladking 16-Mar-18 20:50
Re: Encoded in PI---EGYPT & PI & Moon 211 Manu 16-Mar-18 21:11
Re: Encoded in PI---EGYPT & PI & Moon 190 molder 16-Mar-18 22:46
Re: Encoded in PI---EGYPT & PI & Moon 183 molder 17-Mar-18 04:11
Re: Encoded in PI---EGYPT & PI & Moon 217 Manu 17-Mar-18 16:29
Re: Encoded in PI---EGYPT & PI & Moon 180 M. J. Thomas 17-Mar-18 16:51
Re: Encoded in PI---EGYPT & PI & Moon 168 Sirfiroth 17-Mar-18 18:29
Re: Encoded in PI---EGYPT & PI & Moon 185 M. J. Thomas 17-Mar-18 19:05
Re: Encoded in PI---EGYPT & PI & Moon 183 Sirfiroth 17-Mar-18 20:33
Re: Encoded in PI---EGYPT & PI & Moon 179 M. J. Thomas 17-Mar-18 21:27
Re: Encoded in PI---EGYPT & PI & Moon 223 M. J. Thomas 17-Mar-18 08:48
Re: Encoded in PI---EGYPT & PI & Moon 204 cladking 17-Mar-18 13:47
Re: Encoded in PI---EGYPT & PI & Moon 161 molder 18-Mar-18 12:47
Re: Encoded in PI---EGYPT & PI & Moon 162 Manu 18-Mar-18 16:40
Re: Encoded in PI---EGYPT & PI & Moon 170 M. J. Thomas 18-Mar-18 17:09
Re: Encoded in PI---EGYPT & PI & Moon 211 Manu 18-Mar-18 19:18
Re: Encoded in PI---EGYPT & PI & Moon 206 M. J. Thomas 19-Mar-18 10:49
Re: Encoded in PI---EGYPT & PI & Moon 195 DavidK 19-Mar-18 11:28
Re: Encoded in PI---EGYPT & PI & Moon 190 Manu 19-Mar-18 14:19
Re: Encoded in PI---EGYPT & PI & Moon 155 M. J. Thomas 19-Mar-18 17:49
Re: Encoded in PI---EGYPT & PI & Moon 175 Manu 19-Mar-18 18:14
Re: Encoded in PI---EGYPT & PI & Moon 163 M. J. Thomas 19-Mar-18 18:49
Re: Encoded in PI---EGYPT & PI & Moon 148 Manu 19-Mar-18 19:05
Re: Encoded in PI---EGYPT & PI & Moon 171 Audrey 20-Mar-18 01:06
Re: Encoded in PI---EGYPT & PI & Moon 168 molder 19-Mar-18 05:12
Harold @ "2-Pi-R" 191 Dr. Troglodyte 16-Mar-18 16:18
Re: Harold @ "2-Pi-R" 208 MDaines 16-Mar-18 17:19
Re: Encoded in PI--- 164 cladking 16-Mar-18 16:28
Re: Encoded in PI--- 195 Manu 16-Mar-18 16:45
Re: Encoded in PI--- 185 DavidK 18-Mar-18 01:19
Re: Encoded in PI--- 234 PhiPIandI 18-Mar-18 04:08
Re: Encoded in PI--- 188 M. J. Thomas 18-Mar-18 08:41
Re: Encoded in PI--- 166 DavidK 18-Mar-18 12:19
Re: Encoded in PI--- 155 M. J. Thomas 18-Mar-18 16:13
Re: Encoded in PI--- 170 DavidK 18-Mar-18 17:00
Re: Encoded in PI--- 317 rodz111 18-Mar-18 04:58
Re: Encoded in PI--- 183 M. J. Thomas 18-Mar-18 16:21
Re: Encoded in PI--- 139 DavidK 18-Mar-18 17:22
Re: Encoded in PI--- 342 rodz111 25-Mar-18 19:44
Re: Encoded in PI--- 181 molder 25-Mar-18 21:53
Re: Encoded in PI--- 194 rodz111 18-Mar-18 17:26
Re: Encoded in PI--- 187 M. J. Thomas 18-Mar-18 17:55
Re: Encoded in PI--- 189 DavidK 19-Mar-18 09:40
Re: Encoded in PI--- 167 Manu 19-Mar-18 19:21
Re: Encoded in PI--- 174 DavidK 19-Mar-18 20:12
Re: Encoded in PI--- 178 Manu 19-Mar-18 20:49
Re: Encoded in PI--- 162 M. J. Thomas 20-Mar-18 01:24
Re: Encoded in PI--- 205 Manu 20-Mar-18 03:10
Re: Encoded in PI--- 139 DavidK 19-Mar-18 20:58
Re: Encoded in PI--- 203 Manu 19-Mar-18 21:18
Re: Encoded in PI--- 196 DavidK 20-Mar-18 12:01
Re: Encoded in PI--- 188 Manu 20-Mar-18 20:50
Re: Encoded in PI--- 215 DavidK 22-Mar-18 14:04
Re: Encoded in PI--- 194 magisterchessmutt 28-Mar-18 01:13
Re: Encoded in PI--- 177 DavidK 28-Mar-18 06:55
Re: Encoded in PI--- 180 magisterchessmutt 28-Mar-18 13:38
Re: Encoded in PI--- 180 DavidK 29-Mar-18 11:02
Re: Encoded in PI--- 203 rodz111 30-Mar-18 19:40
Re: Encoded in PI--- 224 DavidK 20-Mar-18 23:26
Re: Encoded in PI--- 181 drew 31-Mar-18 00:30
Re: Encoded in PI No. 33 272 ajfriman 31-Mar-18 19:55
Re: Encoded in PI No. 33 230 PhiPIandI 04-Apr-18 23:29
Re: Encoded in PI No. 33 239 PhiPIandI 09-Apr-18 20:40
Re: Encoded in PI No. 33 184 rodz111 11-Apr-18 18:30
Re: Encoded in PI--- 179 rodz111 12-Apr-18 22:09
Re: Encoded in PI--- 197 rodz111 14-Apr-18 01:03
Re: the astronomical cubit codes the tropical year 223 rodz111 15-Apr-18 20:03
Re: Encoded in PI--- 259 rodz111 17-Apr-18 20:36


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