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MDaines Wrote:
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> Dr Trogolodyte writes “With specifics to our
> discussion, I updated the image relating the three
> (3) Causeways and their modern Gregorian dates.
> Note that the 18APR date for Khufu’s Causeway
> has been amended to 21APR/22AUG.
>
> Regarding your query: ”Has anyone checked to see
> where that orientation might place the origin of
> the ship….if it arrived across ground from the
> east!”; in a manner of speaking, the funeral
> barge transported the King from the east (land of
> the living) to the west (land of the dead).
>
> It should now be clear that the three (3) Giza
> Pyramid Causeways align with significant solar
> phenomena. Khufu’s Causeway is aligned with the
> midpoint between the June Solstice and the
> March/September Equinox sunrises, as observed from
> the threshold of his Pyramid Temple. A lesser
> known phenomenon of Khufu’s Pyramid is its
> function as a gnomon. For approximately fifteen
> (15) seconds, at sunset on the day of the midpoint
> between the equinoxes and the solstices, a pair of
> triangular shadows appears on either the north or
> south face, heralding the event. Below is the
> occurrence during an April or August event:”
>
>
> I see that now there are two dates for the Great
> Pyramid causeway’s solar events. But, as with
> the first, I still don't see why those dates are
> of such significance unless they correspond to an
> annual flood or some such seasonal event.


Hello MDaines:

Quick points: the ‘modern’ reference dates have no bearing relative to the Ancient Egyptians’ observations; the royal surveyors relied on ‘naked eye’ solar rising and setting sightings along the horizons; the stellar helical rising of Sirius signaled the Nile inundation.


I
> understand that to find significant dates for the
> other two causeways is supposed to reinforce the
> solar theory for the first.


The ‘cross-quarter’ midpoints are emulated in the orientation of the primary Giza Causeways.


It seems that, with
> the Great Pyramid at 14° or 14.2° north of east,
> Khafre is now put at 13.3° or 13.5° south of
> east - so not any precise symmetry(?)


The effects of Earth’s celestial mechanics cause the lengths of days to fluctuate. During the solstices, apparent solar time moves more quickly than when nearing the equinoxes. There are more days between the equinoxes and the June solstice than between the equinoxes and the December solstice, therefore the cross-quarter midpoints minutely differ, anglelary. A Solar/Lunar ephemeris was used to determine the azimuthal angles as observed from the threshold of the Pyramid Temple, and are reflected in the ’greater than’ arithmetic mean of 13.675° “north of east”, and the ’less than’ of this mean “south of east”. These variances are an artifact of the “equation of time”.


- while the
> Menkaure pyramid has a straight east causeway
> (which, in my book, rules it out as participant in
> the solar link theory since that is the most
> logical direction for any causeway to take in the
> circumstance.)
>


The Menkaure Causeway is aligned with ‘solar’ equinoxes, or the midpoint between the solstices.





> Regarding my query, yes, I’m aware of the
> Egyptian lore concerning the cosmic ship. My own
> understanding is that it relates to spiritual
> journeys and to the 'carriage of the sun', the
> 'solar barge' known in other mythologies but that
> doesn’t obviate the journeys of the dead –
> whoever they may be. My question was and still is
> a more practical one based on the obvious visual
> impact of the three easterly boat pits, and the
> conviction that this might be an overlooked
> message built into the architecture of the place.
>
>

Please note, the two (2) Pyramid Temple boats are aligned north and south, “visually” and ‘astronomically’; perhaps representing the solar meridian (as opposed to the southern boats’ east west orientation).


> Spiros has come up with an intriguing result from
> the ancient Greek numeral system: showing that
> ‘one ship’ corresponds to 365. It seems a pity
> that no-one has a reliable diagram: a straight
> line from the coordinates of that causeway boat
> pit that would either confirm or refute the
> possibility that it leads to a significant place,
> one that could be linked to the history of Giza.
> Or perhaps leave us none the wiser!
>
> Madeleine


Given the above evidence, I maintain the supposition that the Causeways originate ‘from the east’, rather than ‘toward the east’.



Dr. Troglodyte


“Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?“ - Decimus Junius Juvenalis


“Numero, Pondere et Mensura“


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The Three Stone Ships from the East - of the Giza Plateau 3498 MDaines 22-Feb-19 09:52
Re: The Three Stone Ships from the East - of the Giza Plateau 495 Thanos5150 22-Feb-19 16:15
Re: The Three Stone Ships from the East - of the Giza Plateau 365 MDaines 23-Feb-19 18:01
Re: The Three Stone Ships from the East - of the Giza Plateau 330 Thanos5150 24-Feb-19 03:06
Re: The Three Stone Ships from the East - of the Giza Plateau 343 Eddie Larry 22-Feb-19 18:39
Re: The Three Stone Ships from the East - of the Giza Plateau 330 cladking 22-Feb-19 20:12
Re: The Three Stone Ships from the East - of the Giza Plateau 320 MDaines 23-Feb-19 07:40
Re: The Three Stone Ships from the East - of the Giza Plateau 285 cladking 23-Feb-19 14:28
Re: The Three Stone Ships from the East - of the Giza Plateau 291 MDaines 23-Feb-19 15:23
Re: The Three Stone Ships from the East - of the Giza Plateau 243 cladking 02-Mar-19 16:31
Re: The Three Stone Ships from the East - of the Giza Plateau 282 Eddie Larry 23-Feb-19 16:24
Re: The Three Stone Ships from the East - of the Giza Plateau 285 Spiros 25-Feb-19 00:41
On the subject of Zechariah Sitchin 324 MDaines 25-Feb-19 14:49
Re: On the subject of Zechariah Sitchin 257 Spiros 04-Mar-19 01:11
The Exalted Sumero-Greek EN 257 MDaines 04-Mar-19 18:24
A Big Ask 321 Dr. Troglodyte 26-Feb-19 01:27
Re: A Big Ask 255 MDaines 26-Feb-19 14:25
Re: A Big Ask 320 Dr. Troglodyte 26-Feb-19 17:14
Re: A Big Ask 228 MDaines 26-Feb-19 19:30
Re: A Big Ask 244 Barbelo 26-Feb-19 20:23
Re: A Big Ask 253 MDaines 27-Feb-19 12:13
Re: A Big Ask 203 Barbelo 27-Feb-19 20:28
Re: A Big Ask 205 MDaines 28-Feb-19 14:05
Re: A Big Ask 234 Barbelo 28-Feb-19 19:59
Re: A Big Ask 255 Thanos5150 01-Mar-19 00:46
Re: A Big Ask 254 Barbelo 01-Mar-19 01:19
Re: A Big Ask 271 Thanos5150 01-Mar-19 05:20
Re: A Weird Ask 253 Barbelo 01-Mar-19 11:13
Re: A Weird Ask 237 Thanos5150 02-Mar-19 05:12
Re: A Weird Ask 240 Barbelo 02-Mar-19 07:06
Re: A Big Ask 226 MDaines 01-Mar-19 18:35
Re: A Big Ask 224 Barbelo 01-Mar-19 21:42
Re: A Big Ask 247 Thanos5150 28-Feb-19 03:33
Re: A Big Ask 221 Thanos5150 28-Feb-19 17:11
Re: A Big Ask 223 MDaines 28-Feb-19 18:08
Heliopolis 241 Barbelo 28-Feb-19 20:18
Midpoint Sunrise-Sunset 288 Dr. Troglodyte 04-Mar-19 23:56
Re: Midpoint Sunrise-Sunset 245 MDaines 10-Mar-19 14:41
Re: Midpoint Sunrise-Sunset 251 Dr. Troglodyte 12-Mar-19 00:17
Re: Midpoint Sunrise-Sunset 219 MDaines 15-Mar-19 07:17
Re: Midpoint Sunrise-Sunset 264 Dr. Troglodyte 15-Mar-19 16:41
Re: The Three Stone Ships from the East - of the Giza Plateau 282 molder 26-Feb-19 21:23
Re: The Three Stone Ships from the East - of the Giza Plateau 260 MDaines 27-Feb-19 12:06
Three Wise Men 223 MDaines 02-Mar-19 15:31
Re: Three Wise Men 229 Thanos5150 02-Mar-19 17:05
Harran and the Sabians 246 MDaines 03-Mar-19 08:33
Re: Harran and the Sabians 259 Thanos5150 03-Mar-19 16:40
Re: Harran and the Sabians 245 MDaines 03-Mar-19 19:24
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Re: Harran and the Sabians 203 Thanos5150 07-Mar-19 02:09
Re: Harran and the Sabians 226 MDaines 07-Mar-19 08:20
On the subject of Ebla and the Feather of Truth 224 MDaines 08-Mar-19 08:57
Re: The Three Stone Ships from the East - of the Giza Plateau 261 Broker 14-Mar-19 03:25
Re: The Three Stone Ships from the East - of the Giza Plateau 213 MDaines 17-Mar-19 09:11
Re: The Three Stone Ships from the East - of the Giza Plateau 224 SandyJesse 18-Apr-19 04:33
Celestial navigation and the ship 195 MDaines 23-Apr-19 07:21
Re: Celestial navigation and the ship 200 SandyJesse 25-Apr-19 01:50
Re: Celestial navigation and the ship 199 SandyJesse 30-Apr-19 05:16
Re: The Three Stone Ships from the East - of the Giza Plateau 181 seasmith 03-May-19 22:24
Re: The Three Stone Ships from the East - of the Giza Plateau 173 MDaines 04-May-19 08:28
Re: The Three Stone Ships from the East - of the Giza Plateau 167 seasmith 05-May-19 01:39
BEFORE BABEL The Crystal Tongue 187 MDaines 09-May-19 09:46
Re: BEFORE BABEL The Crystal Tongue 176 SandyJesse 12-May-19 09:58
Re: BEFORE BABEL The Crystal Tongue 162 MDaines 12-May-19 10:22
Re: BEFORE BABEL The Crystal Tongue 154 SandyJesse 14-May-19 05:21
Re: BEFORE BABEL The Crystal Tongue 151 MDaines 14-May-19 07:46
Re: BEFORE BABEL The Crystal Tongue 164 SandyJesse 16-May-19 03:19
Re: The Three Stone Ships from the East - of the Giza Plateau 149 drew 15-May-19 01:21
Re: The Three Stone Ships from the East - of the Giza Plateau 138 Barbelo 15-May-19 10:48
Re: The Three Stone Ships from the East - of the Giza Plateau 169 drew 15-May-19 23:59
Re: The Three Stone Ships from the East - of the Giza Plateau 150 Barbelo 16-May-19 01:45
Re: The Three Stone Ships from the East - of the Giza Plateau 116 drew 18-Jun-19 02:15
Re: The Three Stone Ships from the East - of the Giza Plateau 114 Barbelo 18-Jun-19 02:43
Re: The Three Stone Ships from the East - of the Giza Plateau 153 hendrik dirker 18-Jun-19 06:59
movement of Sun along horizon 125 hendrik dirker 19-Jun-19 16:23
Solstice & the epoch1250 BC 229 hendrik dirker 20-Jun-19 07:02
Re: The Three Stone Ships from the East - of the Giza Plateau 148 MDaines 15-May-19 11:00
Re: The Three Stone Ships from the East - of the Giza Plateau 163 Horatech 15-May-19 12:10
To Easter Island? 156 MDaines 15-May-19 18:10
Re: To Easter Island? 152 Horatech 16-May-19 06:56
Re: To Easter Island? 148 Horatech 16-May-19 23:48
Re: To Easter Island? 163 Horatech 17-May-19 06:25
Re: To Easter Island? 129 Barbelo 17-May-19 10:53
Re: To Easter Island? 165 MDaines 17-May-19 11:41
What A Shame 144 Barbelo 17-May-19 21:14
Re: What A Shame 161 MDaines 18-May-19 07:57
Great Circles and Small Circles 149 Dr. Troglodyte 18-May-19 17:34
Re: Great Circles and Small Circles and Easter Island 177 MDaines 18-May-19 19:09
Re: Great Circles and Small Circles and Easter Island 149 Dr. Troglodyte 19-May-19 17:07
Going Round in Circles and then to Easter Island? 175 MDaines 19-May-19 18:10
Re: Going Round in Circles and then to Easter Island? 162 Horatech 25-May-19 10:53
Re: Great Circles and Small Circles and Easter Island 166 Horatech 20-May-19 07:33
Re: Great Circles and Small Circles and Easter Island 147 Horatech 21-May-19 09:52
Re: Great Circles and Small Circles and Easter Island 165 Dr. Troglodyte 21-May-19 18:30
Re: Great Circles, Small Circles, Easter Island 190 MDaines 23-May-19 07:51
Re: Great Circles, Small Circles, Easter Island 168 Horatech 23-May-19 10:48
Re: Great Circles, Small Circles, Easter Island 152 MDaines 23-May-19 17:07
Re: Great Circles, Small Circles, Easter Island 171 Horatech 24-May-19 08:12
Re: Great Circles, Small Circles, Easter Island 195 Dr. Troglodyte 23-May-19 16:05
Re: Great Circles, Small Circles, Easter Island 166 MDaines 23-May-19 17:05
Re: Great Circles, Small Circles, Easter Island 170 Dr. Troglodyte 23-May-19 17:31
Re: Great Circles and Small Circles and Easter Island 190 Horatech 27-May-19 10:30
Re: What A Shame 147 Barbelo 19-May-19 20:48
Re: To Easter Island? 145 Horatech 18-May-19 09:28
Re: To Easter Island? 130 Eddie Larry 17-May-19 15:11
Re: To Easter Island? 137 Horatech 18-May-19 14:58
Re: The Three Stone Ships from the East - of the Giza Plateau 160 drew 15-May-19 23:57
Re: The Three Stone Ships from the East - of the Giza Plateau 153 MDaines 16-May-19 06:14
Re: The Three Stone Ships from the East - of the Giza Plateau 144 drew 16-May-19 06:42
ps 136 drew 16-May-19 07:22
Re: ps 130 Barbelo 16-May-19 11:11
Re: ps 148 MDaines 16-May-19 12:10
Re: ps 170 Thanos5150 16-May-19 16:06
Re: ps 168 Barbelo 16-May-19 21:00
Sometimes I go the long way round… 185 drew 17-May-19 00:59


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