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MJT wrote:

> Origyptian wrote:
>
> > MJT wrote:
> >
> > > Actual height of walls = 234.97” to 235.48”
> > > ...
> > > Origyptian had difficulties with this because he took the
> > > height of the Chamber from the surface of the raised floor
> > > instead of from the base of the walls.
> >
> > The deepest measurement I've seen reported below the current
> > floor is 11.17 cubits (20.63") which is 230".
> >
> > How did you arrive at 235"-236"?
>
> Hello Origyptian,
>
> The walls of the King’s Chamber are made up of 5 courses of
> equal height.
> Flinders Petrie gives the height of the courses as 47.045” +/-
> 0.051” = 46.994” to 47.096”
> 46.994” x 5 = 234.97”
> 47.096” x 5 = 235.48”
>
> I’m curious about your comment, ‘The deepest measurement I've
> seen reported below the current floor.’
> In the 35+ years I’ve been dealing with the subject I have
> never read, seen or heard anybody give the measurement from the
> base of the Chamber’s walls as 11.17rc/230.46” (give or take a
> small fraction).
> Please would you cite this ‘reported’ measurement?
> If it’s, say, a Wikipedia entry, then it requires correcting.
>
> Anyway, perhaps you now understand correctly how the pi ratio
> appears (deliberately or unintentionally, depending on one’s
> viewpoint) in the north and south walls of the King’s Chamber.
>
> BTW, what’s with your rounding off the numbers I gave?
>
> MJT
>

I was quoting Maragiolio & Rinaldi whose 229.92" measurement I trust slightly more than Petrie's and who are also cited in Charles Rigano's summary. Lehner puts it at 5.8m (228") in his "Complete Pyramids" (pg. 112).

Regarding "rounding off", Since Petrie quoted margins of error, there is no way to be precise with definitive fractions. You, yourself, estimated by assuming 5x what you interpreted to be the maximum even though Petrie clearly states the top course was "necessarily measured in a different way" which makes the average course only 47.040 ± .013, or a maximum of 47.053 for a maximum total height of 235.265", and not your estimate of 235.48". So please let's not quibble about such rounding errors.



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