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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--- 1579 PhiPIandI 16-Mar-18 03:13
Re: Encoded in PI--- 309 PhiPIandI 16-Mar-18 03:40
Re: Encoded in PI--- 283 M. J. Thomas 16-Mar-18 06:51
Re: Encoded in PI---EGYPT & PI & Moon 296 PhiPIandI 16-Mar-18 11:37
Really? 246 Sirfiroth 16-Mar-18 13:51
Re: Encoded in PI---EGYPT & PI & Moon 261 M. J. Thomas 16-Mar-18 19:01
Re: Encoded in PI---EGYPT & PI & Moon 179 cladking 16-Mar-18 20:50
Re: Encoded in PI---EGYPT & PI & Moon 230 Manu 16-Mar-18 21:11
Re: Encoded in PI---EGYPT & PI & Moon 211 molder 16-Mar-18 22:46
Re: Encoded in PI---EGYPT & PI & Moon 208 molder 17-Mar-18 04:11
Re: Encoded in PI---EGYPT & PI & Moon 251 Manu 17-Mar-18 16:29
Re: Encoded in PI---EGYPT & PI & Moon 208 M. J. Thomas 17-Mar-18 16:51
Re: Encoded in PI---EGYPT & PI & Moon 189 Sirfiroth 17-Mar-18 18:29
Re: Encoded in PI---EGYPT & PI & Moon 214 M. J. Thomas 17-Mar-18 19:05
Re: Encoded in PI---EGYPT & PI & Moon 207 Sirfiroth 17-Mar-18 20:33
Re: Encoded in PI---EGYPT & PI & Moon 210 M. J. Thomas 17-Mar-18 21:27
Re: Encoded in PI---EGYPT & PI & Moon 247 M. J. Thomas 17-Mar-18 08:48
Re: Encoded in PI---EGYPT & PI & Moon 226 cladking 17-Mar-18 13:47
Re: Encoded in PI---EGYPT & PI & Moon 192 molder 18-Mar-18 12:47
Re: Encoded in PI---EGYPT & PI & Moon 177 Manu 18-Mar-18 16:40
Re: Encoded in PI---EGYPT & PI & Moon 191 M. J. Thomas 18-Mar-18 17:09
Re: Encoded in PI---EGYPT & PI & Moon 233 Manu 18-Mar-18 19:18
Re: Encoded in PI---EGYPT & PI & Moon 228 M. J. Thomas 19-Mar-18 10:49
Re: Encoded in PI---EGYPT & PI & Moon 225 DavidK 19-Mar-18 11:28
Re: Encoded in PI---EGYPT & PI & Moon 216 Manu 19-Mar-18 14:19
Re: Encoded in PI---EGYPT & PI & Moon 180 M. J. Thomas 19-Mar-18 17:49
Re: Encoded in PI---EGYPT & PI & Moon 210 Manu 19-Mar-18 18:14
Re: Encoded in PI---EGYPT & PI & Moon 185 M. J. Thomas 19-Mar-18 18:49
Re: Encoded in PI---EGYPT & PI & Moon 172 Manu 19-Mar-18 19:05
Re: Encoded in PI---EGYPT & PI & Moon 205 Audrey 20-Mar-18 01:06
Re: Encoded in PI---EGYPT & PI & Moon 193 molder 19-Mar-18 05:12
Harold @ "2-Pi-R" 213 Dr. Troglodyte 16-Mar-18 16:18
Re: Harold @ "2-Pi-R" 239 MDaines 16-Mar-18 17:19
Re: Encoded in PI--- 183 cladking 16-Mar-18 16:28
Re: Encoded in PI--- 216 Manu 16-Mar-18 16:45
Re: Encoded in PI--- 210 DavidK 18-Mar-18 01:19
Re: Encoded in PI--- 256 PhiPIandI 18-Mar-18 04:08
Re: Encoded in PI--- 226 M. J. Thomas 18-Mar-18 08:41
Re: Encoded in PI--- 187 DavidK 18-Mar-18 12:19
Re: Encoded in PI--- 177 M. J. Thomas 18-Mar-18 16:13
Re: Encoded in PI--- 193 DavidK 18-Mar-18 17:00
Re: Encoded in PI--- 365 rodz111 18-Mar-18 04:58
Re: Encoded in PI--- 214 M. J. Thomas 18-Mar-18 16:21
Re: Encoded in PI--- 165 DavidK 18-Mar-18 17:22
Re: Encoded in PI--- 370 rodz111 25-Mar-18 19:44
Re: Encoded in PI--- 200 molder 25-Mar-18 21:53
Re: Encoded in PI--- 216 rodz111 18-Mar-18 17:26
Re: Encoded in PI--- 215 M. J. Thomas 18-Mar-18 17:55
Re: Encoded in PI--- 210 DavidK 19-Mar-18 09:40
Re: Encoded in PI--- 192 Manu 19-Mar-18 19:21
Re: Encoded in PI--- 206 DavidK 19-Mar-18 20:12
Re: Encoded in PI--- 200 Manu 19-Mar-18 20:49
Re: Encoded in PI--- 181 M. J. Thomas 20-Mar-18 01:24
Re: Encoded in PI--- 225 Manu 20-Mar-18 03:10
Re: Encoded in PI--- 158 DavidK 19-Mar-18 20:58
Re: Encoded in PI--- 225 Manu 19-Mar-18 21:18
Re: Encoded in PI--- 218 DavidK 20-Mar-18 12:01
Re: Encoded in PI--- 210 Manu 20-Mar-18 20:50
Re: Encoded in PI--- 240 DavidK 22-Mar-18 14:04
Re: Encoded in PI--- 225 magisterchessmutt 28-Mar-18 01:13
Re: Encoded in PI--- 211 DavidK 28-Mar-18 06:55
Re: Encoded in PI--- 208 magisterchessmutt 28-Mar-18 13:38
Re: Encoded in PI--- 201 DavidK 29-Mar-18 11:02
Re: Encoded in PI--- 232 rodz111 30-Mar-18 19:40
Re: Encoded in PI--- 255 DavidK 20-Mar-18 23:26
Re: Encoded in PI--- 203 drew 31-Mar-18 00:30
Re: Encoded in PI No. 33 315 ajfriman 31-Mar-18 19:55
Re: Encoded in PI No. 33 248 PhiPIandI 04-Apr-18 23:29
Re: Encoded in PI No. 33 262 PhiPIandI 09-Apr-18 20:40
Re: Encoded in PI No. 33 200 rodz111 11-Apr-18 18:30
Re: Encoded in PI--- 205 rodz111 12-Apr-18 22:09
Re: Encoded in PI--- 211 rodz111 14-Apr-18 01:03
Re: the astronomical cubit codes the tropical year 251 rodz111 15-Apr-18 20:03
Re: Encoded in PI--- 287 rodz111 17-Apr-18 20:36


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