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1 year ago
V_Starling
Robert Temple's theory, I don't ascribe to it myself. I think it's a lion guarding the rising sun. Some reasons why I don't accept the theory; It looks exactly like a lion and only slightly like a jackal. Anubis has never been known to be associated with the horizon or the rising sun. Egyptian kings were never known to be depicted on the body of Anubis. Kings were however known to be associated w
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1 year ago
V_Starling
I 've been messing around with Starry Night and a CAD program to see if I could find that angle. Haven't found it yet but I did find something interesting. The angle between Merak and Dubhe, on the end of the bowl of the Big Dipper, when Merak was due North match the angle between the two large Giza pyramids almost exactly. What I mean is that the angle between horizontal and those two Dipper sta
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1 year ago
V_Starling
The Red Pyramid's slope angle is 43' 22" . Actually almost identical to the angle between the two largest Giza pyramids from the N/S axis of the layout (which itself is a few arc minutes West of North), 43 26' from my CAD replica from Petrie's data. It's simply the angle of the line between Merope and Electra when Electra was due West just before setting in the 4th Dynasty time period. Maybe
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1 year ago
V_Starling
Like I said in the first post, it's just something I noticed and thought might be a possibility. It's not a developed theory or anything. To be honest, I must admit it's a long shot as the actual method used. It's something that COULD have been used, but maybe the ancients never even thought of it. Most likely, they just used ropes and pry sticks. Speaking of ropes, another thing I thought of
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1 year ago
V_Starling
In reply to both, those are the questions. When the stone is on the ground, it could be dug under and the clay placed in the trench and the sides of the trench packed back in with soil. Then you would simply apply water to the surrounding soil, slowly so it doesn't turn into muck. The clay would expand, lifting the stone, and support stones would be shoved under it. Maybe bricks of clay would wor
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1 year ago
V_Starling
This page shows the power of clay in bedrock to heave it up when it gets a lot of water. Somebody in ancient times would certainly have seen something similar. I'll post the image from the linked page.
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1 year ago
V_Starling
I happened to be reading about bentonite clay for reasons unrelated to ancient history. I noticed that it expands with amazing force. It will double it's volume even under 10,000 psi of weight on it, according to the first article pdf I will reference later in this post. You simply take dry bentonite and let it absorb water and it expands dramatically. Here's one quote about it that gives some in
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1 year ago
V_Starling
About the air channel alignments,it is sometimes postulated that the 39.6 degree one was meant to target Sirius. I checked that out in Starry Night and it doesn't actually match up until several centuries after the 4th Dynasty period, I think it was around 2200 BC, just from memory. The alignment with Aldebaran seems very plausible to me. Incidentally, you can't go by the "position angle&quo
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1 year ago
V_Starling
One other thing I should mention. I think Zahi Hawass or somebody should take a look over there in those Alcyone and Atlas locations with some GPR or something. I guess he's the only person who could actually excavate, as much as I hate the thought of him being the guy who excavates the burial chamber of Khufu. But then it's probably cursed so maybe just as well.
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1 year ago
V_Starling
I don't know the time of day. The clock part of Starry Night doesn't work in mine for some reason, just blank. It was when the Pleiades were due West, apparently when Electra was exactly West. Note that the statue niche in the Queen's Chamber faces West, giving us a clue to look in that part of the sky. Was it a statue of Hathor? Possibly, if not of the king himself. They did revere Hathor, as sh
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1 year ago
V_Starling
No. It appears that only certain stars were involved. Why Electra and Merope? No idea. Each Pleiades star was associated with a particular goddess, one of the "seven Hathors", depicted as cows on the inside of Egyptian coffin lids. The dead would have to speak the secret name of each goddess to pass. It appears that when they reached Alcyone they would go from there to the horns of the
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1 year ago
V_Starling
Here's a few things I discovered. They seem to contradict the theory that the Great Pyramid was designed at an earlier time than the standard chronology postulates. It involves the Pleiades as seen in that particular time period only. Just thought I'd see what people here think about the pics. They seem pretty precise to be pure coincidence. Makes one wonder if it was just the equinoxial sunrise
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