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I have posted this on another site as well however Dr T got me thinking about it so he deserves to have it posted here. Maybe someone has already thought of it who knows but for interest.

Years ago when I became interested in ancient measures the first to mark my paper was a gentleman named Garnett Greenbury. He knew I was not a math person but still he was a very unusual gentleman and he said to me if you ever come across this number 5040 please let me know.

It has been staring me in the face for years.

Many people accept 756 imperial feet as a measure for the length of the Great Pyramid and believe it equates to 440 Royal cubits. I don't believe that is correct but in any case I had realised that the diagonal of the Great Pyramid was 3 times that of the base length of the 3rd Pyramid. I. E. S . Edwards the 'Keeper of Egyptian antiquity' at the British museum had written that the base length of the 3rd pyramid = 356.5 feet and this I realised was 1/3rd of the diagonal of the Great Pyramid.


To cut this short and for interest 756 feet produces a diagonal for the Great Pyramid is 1069.145453 imperial feet and 1/3rd of that figure = 356.3818177 Imperial feet.

The diagonal then of the 3rd pyramid = 504 imperial feet and I hope those of you who are interested will enjoy the number. The birth of some remarkable numbers. How did the ancients know this???

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Jim

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