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Athanasios Aggelopoulos in his book "Cheops - the Great Architect"(in Greek) says that the latitude of Athens ~ 38° is equal to the complementary to the slope of the Great Pyramid angle (90° - 52° = 38°).

The problem is that the true slope of the pyramid is 51° 52".

People probably did not come up with a correlation because they were looking at the geodetic latitude of landmarks.

The angle 38° 8' expressed as geodetic latitude crosses Attica, and Achaea(Peloponnese). It crosses somewhere between ancient Marathon and the tomb of Athenians at the Battle of Marathon position. It also crosses close to ancient Aigera in Achaea. This means that it does not correspond to any important(major) Proto-Helladic, Mycenaean, or Classical Hellenic city. But if we use the geocentric latitude it agrees perfectly with Thebes, a city that was inhabited from Neolithic times.

Geocentric latitude θ can be computed using geodetic latitude φ and Earth's flattening f.

Thus for θ = 38° 8', φ is 38.3204°.

What is interesting is the projection of the Khafre Pyramid apex angle on to the geography of Hellas.

Do we know the exact slope of Khafre's pyramid? Most sources claim it is 53° 10'. This routes from Petrie who concluded that 53° 10' ± 4' is probably the best statement.

So using geocentric latitude:

Sparta = 53° 6' 10"
Menelaeion = 53° 7' 6"
Sanctuary of Apollo, Amyclae = 53° 8' 54"
Vapheio Tholus Tomb = 53° 10' 0"
Palace of Nestor, Pylos = 53° 9' 27"
modern Kalamata = 53° 8' 34"

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Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 21-Sep-19 07:13 by Spiros.

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