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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--- 1730 PhiPIandI 16-Mar-18 03:13
Re: Encoded in PI--- 346 PhiPIandI 16-Mar-18 03:40
Re: Encoded in PI--- 331 M. J. Thomas 16-Mar-18 06:51
Re: Encoded in PI---EGYPT & PI & Moon 341 PhiPIandI 16-Mar-18 11:37
Really? 285 Sirfiroth 16-Mar-18 13:51
Re: Encoded in PI---EGYPT & PI & Moon 313 M. J. Thomas 16-Mar-18 19:01
Re: Encoded in PI---EGYPT & PI & Moon 228 cladking 16-Mar-18 20:50
Re: Encoded in PI---EGYPT & PI & Moon 267 Manu 16-Mar-18 21:11
Re: Encoded in PI---EGYPT & PI & Moon 275 molder 16-Mar-18 22:46
Re: Encoded in PI---EGYPT & PI & Moon 237 molder 17-Mar-18 04:11
Re: Encoded in PI---EGYPT & PI & Moon 311 Manu 17-Mar-18 16:29
Re: Encoded in PI---EGYPT & PI & Moon 269 M. J. Thomas 17-Mar-18 16:51
Re: Encoded in PI---EGYPT & PI & Moon 241 Sirfiroth 17-Mar-18 18:29
Re: Encoded in PI---EGYPT & PI & Moon 250 M. J. Thomas 17-Mar-18 19:05
Re: Encoded in PI---EGYPT & PI & Moon 257 Sirfiroth 17-Mar-18 20:33
Re: Encoded in PI---EGYPT & PI & Moon 258 M. J. Thomas 17-Mar-18 21:27
Re: Encoded in PI---EGYPT & PI & Moon 297 M. J. Thomas 17-Mar-18 08:48
Re: Encoded in PI---EGYPT & PI & Moon 258 cladking 17-Mar-18 13:47
Re: Encoded in PI---EGYPT & PI & Moon 240 molder 18-Mar-18 12:47
Re: Encoded in PI---EGYPT & PI & Moon 223 Manu 18-Mar-18 16:40
Re: Encoded in PI---EGYPT & PI & Moon 237 M. J. Thomas 18-Mar-18 17:09
Re: Encoded in PI---EGYPT & PI & Moon 281 Manu 18-Mar-18 19:18
Re: Encoded in PI---EGYPT & PI & Moon 305 M. J. Thomas 19-Mar-18 10:49
Re: Encoded in PI---EGYPT & PI & Moon 284 DavidK 19-Mar-18 11:28
Re: Encoded in PI---EGYPT & PI & Moon 252 Manu 19-Mar-18 14:19
Re: Encoded in PI---EGYPT & PI & Moon 233 M. J. Thomas 19-Mar-18 17:49
Re: Encoded in PI---EGYPT & PI & Moon 276 Manu 19-Mar-18 18:14
Re: Encoded in PI---EGYPT & PI & Moon 230 M. J. Thomas 19-Mar-18 18:49
Re: Encoded in PI---EGYPT & PI & Moon 210 Manu 19-Mar-18 19:05
Re: Encoded in PI---EGYPT & PI & Moon 237 Audrey 20-Mar-18 01:06
Re: Encoded in PI---EGYPT & PI & Moon 227 molder 19-Mar-18 05:12
Harold @ "2-Pi-R" 247 Dr. Troglodyte 16-Mar-18 16:18
Re: Harold @ "2-Pi-R" 294 MDaines 16-Mar-18 17:19
Re: Encoded in PI--- 217 cladking 16-Mar-18 16:28
Re: Encoded in PI--- 257 Manu 16-Mar-18 16:45
Re: Encoded in PI--- 266 DavidK 18-Mar-18 01:19
Re: Encoded in PI--- 303 PhiPIandI 18-Mar-18 04:08
Re: Encoded in PI--- 293 M. J. Thomas 18-Mar-18 08:41
Re: Encoded in PI--- 229 DavidK 18-Mar-18 12:19
Re: Encoded in PI--- 212 M. J. Thomas 18-Mar-18 16:13
Re: Encoded in PI--- 247 DavidK 18-Mar-18 17:00
Re: Encoded in PI--- 467 rodz111 18-Mar-18 04:58
Re: Encoded in PI--- 252 M. J. Thomas 18-Mar-18 16:21
Re: Encoded in PI--- 248 DavidK 18-Mar-18 17:22
Re: Encoded in PI--- 459 rodz111 25-Mar-18 19:44
Re: Encoded in PI--- 257 molder 25-Mar-18 21:53
Re: Encoded in PI--- 265 rodz111 18-Mar-18 17:26
Re: Encoded in PI--- 268 M. J. Thomas 18-Mar-18 17:55
Re: Encoded in PI--- 260 DavidK 19-Mar-18 09:40
Re: Encoded in PI--- 262 Manu 19-Mar-18 19:21
Re: Encoded in PI--- 257 DavidK 19-Mar-18 20:12
Re: Encoded in PI--- 245 Manu 19-Mar-18 20:49
Re: Encoded in PI--- 228 M. J. Thomas 20-Mar-18 01:24
Re: Encoded in PI--- 266 Manu 20-Mar-18 03:10
Re: Encoded in PI--- 225 DavidK 19-Mar-18 20:58
Re: Encoded in PI--- 271 Manu 19-Mar-18 21:18
Re: Encoded in PI--- 268 DavidK 20-Mar-18 12:01
Re: Encoded in PI--- 254 Manu 20-Mar-18 20:50
Re: Encoded in PI--- 276 DavidK 22-Mar-18 14:04
Re: Encoded in PI--- 271 magisterchessmutt 28-Mar-18 01:13
Re: Encoded in PI--- 243 DavidK 28-Mar-18 06:55
Re: Encoded in PI--- 258 magisterchessmutt 28-Mar-18 13:38
Re: Encoded in PI--- 251 DavidK 29-Mar-18 11:02
Re: Encoded in PI--- 286 rodz111 30-Mar-18 19:40
Re: Encoded in PI--- 287 DavidK 20-Mar-18 23:26
Re: Encoded in PI--- 244 drew 31-Mar-18 00:30
Re: Encoded in PI No. 33 375 ajfriman 31-Mar-18 19:55
Re: Encoded in PI No. 33 301 PhiPIandI 04-Apr-18 23:29
Re: Encoded in PI No. 33 324 PhiPIandI 09-Apr-18 20:40
Re: Encoded in PI No. 33 223 rodz111 11-Apr-18 18:30
Re: Encoded in PI--- 258 rodz111 12-Apr-18 22:09
Re: Encoded in PI--- 254 rodz111 14-Apr-18 01:03
Re: the astronomical cubit codes the tropical year 357 rodz111 15-Apr-18 20:03
Re: Encoded in PI--- 344 rodz111 17-Apr-18 20:36


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