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11 days ago
gjb
m It only needs someone to come up with the thought that two things might be linked to prompt investigation into a way in which they could be. This particular thought could not possibly have emanated from an archaeologist due to their total negativity and prejudice with respect to the core irrationals. It will be said that this is yet another happy accident, or that it’s inevitable if the
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14 days ago
gjb
M An interesting post that prompted me to brush the dust off my copies of Ivimy and West. West's 'Phi is not a number' (p.76 in my copy) seems to suggest that nobody would ever think to quantify phi as an approximation. I have to go along with your thinking, people would surely try to apply number to irrationals when confronted by them. Your comment on the Ankh also prompted me to invest
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17 days ago
gjb
It could have been intended to measure out 7 x 11 = 77 digits from the north wall, plus 2 digits for the overlap of the cover (aka 'lid'), but the length was erroneously set to 6 x 11 + 2 = 68 digits, making the gap about 50 inches. Nevertheless, that's still a contrivance and, as such, potentially unconvincing.
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17 days ago
gjb
I'm perplexed as to why the coffer isn't centred. If they took so much care about setting up geometrical proportions in the chamber then why not go to the trouble of centring the coffer? After all, it could have been positioned equidistant from the walls (about 56.5 inches, or 77 digits) within a 3 x 4 rectangle, as below: The odd positioning just leaves us speculating and contriving answe
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18 days ago
gjb
I finally managed to get sight of a copy of Petrie's Gizeh and can safely say that there appears to be no correspondence between the coffer's position and the chord in the circle. It seems there are quite a few badly drawn plans out there!
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19 days ago
gjb
think It may be inadvisable to take the hypothesis much further than a statement of the dimensions involved without establishing where the coffer actually sits with respect to the north, south and west walls. I don't recall having seen these dimensions, and many plans in circulation appear to be inaccurate, though the positioning seems to be in the order of magnitude anticipated. It's not as i
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20 days ago
gjb
I've been thinking along the lines of the following (dimensions in digits): The base is drawn at 9 digits.
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20 days ago
gjb
thinkitover Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > If anyone happen to notice any remaining errors, please kindly point them out to me? Thanks! > think I made the coffer cover (aka 'lid') 2 cubits wide by using the extension of 'the chord in the circle within the double square' (AB) to define its width (BC). This was really the key point of the exercis
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24 days ago
gjb
The essence of Dr. T’s response to the OP was, in fact, what engendered it, the thought being that it’s perhaps an all-to-easy way out of a difficulty to deny that it exists. My tending to believe that the AEs had likely faced and tackled the problem of the irrationals, rather than their being completely oblivious to them, prompted me to look for signs in their architecture that might suggest thi
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25 days ago
gjb
molder Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > ... if I believed as I do that the imperial system of measure is ancient and had to choose > between 11.87 inches and 12 inches I would choose 12 by a country mile. Would you not? Hi Jim I fully understand. The observation was really for general information rather than an attempt to convert you! I appreciate
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26 days ago
gjb
molder Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > The connection between the 2 then is clear 120.96 / 70 = 1.728 x 2 = 3.456 Not only are they using > the same imperial measures they have made connections one pyramid with the other. Jim I’ve mentioned in previous posts an observation that the internal and external dimensions of these two pyramids, and the g
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28 days ago
gjb
think You may have appreciated that the suggested dimensions of the coffer cover (aka 'lid') in the OP, being 2 by SQR20, is two rectangles reflecting the east and west walls, that is, 2 x 2(SQR5). .
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28 days ago
gjb
> Dr. Troglodyte Wrote: > > I did ’bear with you’. Prior to my inquiry, I made an attempt to locate an example of > an ”Old Kingdom stone sarcophagus featuring overlapping edges at its ”cover” ”. My search was unsuccessful. I was anticipating that you could provide the paradigm, > thus preventing the futility of a sustained exercise of undue speculation. My miscalculation.
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28 days ago
gjb
Jacob Impressive! Would your height of 320 digits be without the floor? If the floor be 7 digits deep, to keep this in whole numbers, a height of 313 digits would approximate to SQR125 cubits (11.18) which would be required to provide a 3, 4, 5 triangle on the height cross-diagonal of the chamber, were that the intention.
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29 days ago
gjb
Dr. Troglodyte Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Can you provide a known example of any Old Kingdom stone sarcophagus featuring overlapping edges at > its ”cover” ? Dr.T I’m surprised that you would post such a response to a supposition. I write, “Let us suppose (in the absence of hard evidence and for the sake of argument) ...” and you respond with
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30 days ago
gjb
Dr. Troglodyte Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > For the sake of discussion, I am taking an alternate > position. Rather than the ’AEs were fully > aware of the geometrical derivation of phi’, > one might maintain that the ability to create a > square, double-square and a circle, does not > inherently bestow knowledge of the > square-
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30 days ago
gjb
I believe there could be an argument demonstrating that the AEs were fully aware of the geometrical derivation of phi from the size and, potentially, the placing of the sarcophagus in G1. I’ve created a web page with an explanation. Please see: King's Chamber Floor Plan Geometry
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4 weeks ago
gjb
Mercurial Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > I don't know, I'm just trying to think of something! m For the bearing, how about drawing out the design at a manageable scale and, at night, lighting a fire at the centre and another at the point on the scale drawing where you want to dig. Provided the ground contours permit, another group could line up the t
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4 weeks ago
gjb
Mercurial Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > But if there's a possibility that Durrington Walls might coincide in size, shape and location > with the inner circle on your diagram, then that would be very exciting. m I estimate that the centre of the innermost circle would be about 70m south of the centre of Durrington Walls. Thus, if both date from
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5 weeks ago
gjb
Mercurial Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Geoff, you must have had some amazing experiences. Perhaps you should > write them up, if you haven't already. Be careful what you wish for! I did write up several travel anecdotes that I considered others might find amusing, and even had one published. This isn't the place to regurgitate them, but you might ju
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5 weeks ago
gjb
thinkitover Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > I wonder if you mean the difference in the apparent axis of the design > formed by the holes and the apparent axis of Durrington Walls? < I'm curious about why they're different, and how they're different. think The Durrington Walls axis on the image doesn't look that much different from the cross-axi
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5 weeks ago
gjb
Mercurial I did make Easter Island, but only on my third trip to Chile. I imagine it's easier to get to now, but then it required not a little time and money. I found timing a problem. There were few flights and you had to book well in advance. Even then, the flight might be cancelled or delayed due to weather. The accommodation wasn't the best, nor the food, but the sites compensated (sort of
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5 weeks ago
gjb
Mercurial Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > > It's a beautiful design. And far from random. M The stone circle closest to this design that many will have seen, without appreciating the beauty underlying its layout, is Kenmare in County Kerry, Eire, which has an inner to outer circle ratio of 1:2 instead of 5:12. However, you can't appreciate this wi
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5 weeks ago
gjb
lancesulli Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Essentially, Say someone was taking a roadtrip > through Central and South America and could easily > see all the geographical locations? That will be some trip! My brother did this after leaving Uni. I worked across Central and South America spending up to two months at a time in the major countries. This
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5 weeks ago
gjb
Mercurial Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > But if this shape has anything like the sort of proportions within it > that you might expect to find, by comparison with the Carnac egg, such as maybe a phi ratio between > the bottom circle's radius and the height of the triangle from which the pointier side is > constructed, as per a certain Scottish re
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5 weeks ago
gjb
Mercurial Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > If it's meant to be an ovoid, it does seem very broad at the base, compared to - let's call it the > French egg, at Carnac. There are stone circles with designs similar to the one drawn for the Durrington Pits, it’s just that they don’t get the publicity that Carnac does. Below is one at Loch of Strom, Shetland
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6 weeks ago
gjb
Mercurial Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Is it perhaps a Thom egg? This is the closest I've got as an arc construct design. I'm a bit wary of presenting this, because these could simply be holes on a roughly circular plot - perhaps the best way to assess it. Not random, but having no geometrical design. I'm not sure if the image is aligned to true
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6 weeks ago
gjb
Mercurial Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > > It's not exactly a circle though. Is it perhaps a Thom egg? How many shafts would there have been > originally? Why are the shafts so massive? So many questions! Did somebody mention Thom? They won't like that! It looks like two arcs and a potential line. If you join the sources of the two arcs it's
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6 weeks ago
gjb
Susan Doris Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Why do you assume that anomalies are ‘thrown out’? As far as I know, they are either clearly > and evidently not relevant (or) This may apply in the case of the OOPArt, but completely rejecting a hypothesis is automatically setting the scene for rejecting the existence of evidence in its support. As "th
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7 weeks ago
gjb
thinkitover Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Hi, gjb > > You're probably already familiar with the material, but Peter Harris recently posted this on > the Megalithic Portal and it seemed like it might be at home in this thread. > > > think I must confess, I'm not a great fan of the megalithic inch as a measure in fact, but
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