Mysteries :  The Official GrahamHancock.com forums
For serious discussion of the controversies, approaches and enigmas surrounding the origins and development of the human species and of human civilization. (NB: for more ‘out there’ posts we point you in the direction of the ‘Paranormal & Supernatural’ Message Board). 
Welcome! Log InRegister
Hi Jacob,

Thanks for the link - it is certainly an interesting read. I wasn't setting out to prove or disprove Pi was known when I read this story in the Westcar Papyrus. Essentially, I theorise the entire set of stories in the Westcar Papyrus are mythological. They leverage a mix of real characters (e.g. Sneferu, Djoser and Khufu) and fictional characters (Djedi) intermingled with various wonders / fantastic things . There is a little background on my thinking in my post here: [grahamhancock.com]

Lyne Kelly in her work demonstrates the encoding of various information into story, song and dance. You can get a taste of her expertise from her website here:
[www.lynnekelly.com.au]
Also her other book here:
[www.lynnekelly.com.au]

My interpretation of this story is actually the scene is that the story is representative of a constellation and the circular motion is deliberately depicting a scene from the night sky. Lull and Belmonte identify a boat constellation known to the Ancient Egyptians to Sagitarius in Table 6.1 on p162. Also in discussion on pp 182-183:

Quote
Lull and Belmonte
Surprisingly, or perhaps not, all these can be easily identified in the Zodiac of Dendara with a fish at the bottom of the water-pouring Hapi, an inundated field in the middle of Pisces, a bird and snake close to Leo and a small bark (much larger in other representations; ... a special mention should be made in the case of the Bark. We have shown that the ancient Egyptians perhaps recogized a boat or bark (wi3) in the area of Sagittarius.

The fact that there were 22 people on the boat gave me reason to pause and think about whether this papyrus connects Pi to astronomy?

[1] Kelly, Lynne, “The Memory Code”, 2016 Publisher: Allen & Unwin.
[2] Jose Lull and Juan Antonio Belmonte, “Constellations of Ancient Egypt”, accessed from [www.iac.es]

Options: ReplyQuote


Subject Views Written By Posted
Area and the Rhind Papyrus 955 gjb 09-Jan-19 05:13
Re: Area and the Rhind Papyrus 205 engbren 09-Jan-19 06:03
Re: Area and the Rhind Papyrus 190 gjb 09-Jan-19 06:10
Re: Area and the Rhind Papyrus 166 engbren 09-Jan-19 06:30
Re: Area and the Rhind Papyrus 196 DavidK 09-Jan-19 10:06
Re: Area and the Rhind Papyrus 167 gjb 09-Jan-19 13:32
Re: Area and the Rhind Papyrus 174 Sirfiroth 09-Jan-19 15:04
Re: Area and the Rhind Papyrus 155 DavidK 09-Jan-19 20:02
Re: Area and the Rhind Papyrus 153 Sirfiroth 09-Jan-19 21:06
Re: Area and the Rhind Papyrus 195 engbren 10-Jan-19 02:02
Re: Area and the Rhind Papyrus 171 Sirfiroth 10-Jan-19 04:15
Re: Area and the Rhind Papyrus 195 engbren 10-Jan-19 05:53
Re: Area and the Rhind Papyrus 169 engbren 15-Jan-19 04:50
Re: Area and the Rhind Papyrus 184 Lee McGiffen 10-Jan-19 10:56
Re: Area and the Rhind Papyrus 222 Scott Creighton 10-Jan-19 12:33
Re: Area and the Rhind Papyrus 214 Martin Stower 12-Jan-19 18:23
Re: Area and the Rhind Papyrus 137 Warwick 14-Jan-19 21:04
Re: Area and the Rhind Papyrus 174 DavidK 10-Jan-19 13:57
Re: Area and the Rhind Papyrus 217 Scott Creighton 10-Jan-19 14:16
Re: Area and the Rhind Papyrus 199 DavidK 10-Jan-19 17:10
Re: Area and the Rhind Papyrus 275 Sirfiroth 10-Jan-19 17:58
Re: Area and the Rhind Papyrus 182 engbren 16-Jan-19 10:24
Re: Area and the Rhind Papyrus 190 gjb 18-Jan-19 23:28
Re: Area and the Rhind Papyrus 186 DavidK 19-Jan-19 00:28
Re: Area and the Rhind Papyrus 203 engbren 06-Feb-19 12:56


Sorry, only registered users may post in this forum.