In his book Magicians of the Gods, Graham Hancock suggests that an advanced civilisation existed in prehistory.
This civilisation had accurate knowledge regarding the size of our planet, and encoded this knowledge into the design of the Great Pyramid.
Their method of encoding is summarised in the article here.
A sphere can store one value, in its radius. A pyramid can store two values, in its base and in its height.
The Great Pyramid stores the value of the radius of the Earth redundantly in both base and height.
This highlights the accuracy found in the value and also specifies the constant of proportion to be used (in this case, K=43200).
The next planet towards the sun is Earth’s closest planetary neighbour, our sister world Venus.
When considering the second pyramid to represent the planet Venus, the same constant of proportion can be used.
The base of the Venus pyramid is 215.3m (411.2 cubits). The height of the Venus pyramid is 143.5m (274.1 cubits).
Using the formula for the volume of a pyramid these values yield a volume of 2.217×106m3. The volume of the Great Pyramid – the Earth pyramid – can be similarly calculated as 2.594×106m3.
The ratio of these values, is = 0.855.
According to Wikipedia, the volume of the Earth is 1.083×1021m3 and the volume of Venus is 9.284×1020m3.
The ratio of these values, is = 0.857.
These two ratios are remarkably close, less than half of one percent apart.
The Venus pyramid stands in volumetric proportion to the Earth pyramid, as planet Venus does to the planet Earth.
The upscaled version of the radius of Venus using the height would be K × HVENUS = 43200 × 143.5m = 6200km.
The upscaled version of the radius of Venus using the base would be K × = 43200 × = 5920km.
These two values represent the outer bounds of the estimate: 6200km-5920km = 280km.
The average of these two values is (6200km+5920km)/2 = 6060km. The error range is divided evenly, resolving to 140km above or below the estimated value.
With the same method of encoding the Great Pyramid applied to the second pyramid, the builders declare the radius of Venus as being 6060±140km.
Our current estimate based on space age technology is 6052±1km.
Doug Keenan was born in Indiana and received his degree in electrical engineering from the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology. For more than twenty years he enjoyed a career in the consumer electronics field and holds several patents including the multi-brand universal remote control. Doug is a computer programmer, botanist and entrepreneur, whose work now focuses on pyramids.