This suggests knowledge of Pi as does the Rhind 50 calculation as a contrived exaggeration of PI.
So these are approximations and there are other ways of demonstrating knowledge of real Pi within the design of the GP and one obvious way is embedding it in the length of the cubit. The cubit is like the imperial foot and the Saxon foot in that it is a unit that produces the integer numbers at the GP where the foot and saxon foot work at other monuments particularly in Neolithic Europe.
Manu suggested it is quite natural to work in whole numbers and it is difficult to suggest otherwise.
1760 base in cubits against 280 in height as a constant is 2 Pi as 44/7 and times the sekhed 14/11 gives 8 a constant within the structure whatever height you take in cubits.
This is where for me, the work of Hugh Franklin is so important. How to get real Pi into the structure and leave a message as to where it is. The whole number message for the cubit length in Hugh's work is 9069 inches using Petrie's's analysis of the socket base side length.
9069 / 440 = the approximation of the Hugh Franklin cubit and Hugh named it after himself because he knew how important the unit is in relation to real Pi and also it reveals the geometrical knowledge of the builders.
Not only is real Pi in this cubit but also 4/3 and 3/4 as square roots. It is necessary to study Hugh's work to understand how this works and the fact that it appears at such a crucial level within the design so clearly marked and recorded by Petrie is crucial to Hugh's argument.
Hugh also identifies the Saxon foot within the design and this aligns with the work of Jim Wakefield. the Saxon foot is in use to this day in the imperial system as 16.5 imperial feet one rod = 15 saxon feet.
I recommend Hugh's work to anyone who is genuinely interested in considering how real Pi is included in the GP design through advanced geometric knowledge.
The link to his work is
Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 19-Mar-18 09:44 by DavidK.