> I get 26.523 degrees. But don't take my word for
> it; there are 60 seconds in a minute and 60
> minutes in a degree.
> First, 23" = 0.38'
> Therefore, 31'23" = 31.38' = 0.523 deg.
> And so 26°31'23” - 26.523°
Can anyone else confirm this?
> If you think it was
> possible to go from a mastaba to Djoser, then
> THREE pyamids during one man's (Sneferu) lifetime,
> then immediately to G1, good for you.
Why do you think I think this particularly when I've argued against it many times, included this very thread which I suggest the great pyramids were built over generations and not just by one pharoah for one pharoah?
> Thuban is certainly possible, but I don't see the
> logic to it. The north pole is a "fixed point" and
> if the builders could align G1 to within 0.04
> degree of error with the cardinal points, I see no
> reason they couldn't achieve the same degree of
> accuracy in finding the north pole to begin with
> rather than depend on the position of a star
> that's off-axis by almost 2 orders of magnitude
> greater error than the cardinal points alignment.
> Again, no one has offered any logical rationale
> for such a discrepancy in precision.
Very true. Which begs the question why is it off and/or because it is off what was its intended target? Which as we've already concluded may be no reason at all.
> I thought you were being sarcastic since I thought
> you said earlier that such an angle surely must
> point to something. Sorry if I
> misunderstood your intent.
It was merely an "if>then" statement.
> The publication claims to be a "peer-reviewed
> journal" and apparently has expressed its
> contention that Collins' Cygnus correlation fits
> the evidence better, and seems more probable, than
> an Orion correlation.
Part of his greater thesis: The Cygnus Mystery