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You are correct, the Moon is "hiding" in π (π is hiding in the Moon), though you make it too hard for yourself.
A sixth-grader could derive π from watching the Moon: 400/(Moonsid x 100)

Moon-Pi

The reason is that our Earth-Moon system closely conforms, i.e. can be modeled, with a famous geometric relationship I show in this illustration. This relationship dictates how the velocity component of the combined kinetic energies of the two sidereal orbits and spins intertwine....

...and so all you need is to track the Moon for a month across the map of the stars and that gives you one sidereal period to within ½ day, i.e 27½ days. If you track the period for several cycles and average, you'll approach the true period, 27.3216 days. This was definitely within reach of Old Kingdom astronomers. In fact, the "Kenmut" decan (Leo and Hydra) is mentioned in the Pyramid Texts, but any asterism near the ecliptic (which the Egyptians also mention in the PT) would do.

But the ancients did not have the formula and neither did they likely care to search for pi. They did, however, care about the Moon/Thoth and his "ferrying" above and below the ecliptic (see Parker; see Krauss). So pi can only be an import incidental to something of theological significance...but how could the constant have been imported, even if unwittingly?

What I show at the bottom is the expression for π in days of the Moon. If you convert to seconds, the fraction simplifies to ~34½/11 and ~3 1/7 to 1.

And, it is this numerical relationship, 34½/11 and 70/22, which shows up in the reconstructed step dimensions of a couple of the Small Step Pyramids, especially the only one confirmed to be in close proximity to a temple proven to be oriented to the star Sirius (Wells) and dedicated to Satet, the goddess associated with that star in the south of Egypt from at least the Third Dynasty. So the astronomical gateway would have been Sirius, but why and how?

The reason is that the Nile flooded the south before the north and the delay could be significant. Predicting when the fields would flood was of utmost importance to the Delta. Lower Egypt's entire economic infra-structure depended on not just if, but also when the flood would come. Since the appearance of Sirius after visual absence was a yearly marker of inundation, this became the temporal anchor. The absence period in Memphis tended to be about 68-71 days and at Aswan (Gautschy), about 11 days shorter, 57-60. That difference of 11 days was a key observation because it correlated with the delay of the inundation. And that is why the numerical dimensions of the Small Step Pyramid on Elephantine are possibly significant. In cubits, they represent both periods in days, 69 (+/- 1), and 58 (+/- 1) and the difference, 11.

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Encoded in PI--- 1789 PhiPIandI 16-Mar-18 03:13
Re: Encoded in PI--- 369 PhiPIandI 16-Mar-18 03:40
Re: Encoded in PI--- 364 M. J. Thomas 16-Mar-18 06:51
Re: Encoded in PI---EGYPT & PI & Moon 371 PhiPIandI 16-Mar-18 11:37
Really? 308 Sirfiroth 16-Mar-18 13:51
Re: Encoded in PI---EGYPT & PI & Moon 342 M. J. Thomas 16-Mar-18 19:01
Re: Encoded in PI---EGYPT & PI & Moon 249 cladking 16-Mar-18 20:50
Re: Encoded in PI---EGYPT & PI & Moon 291 Manu 16-Mar-18 21:11
Re: Encoded in PI---EGYPT & PI & Moon 308 molder 16-Mar-18 22:46
Re: Encoded in PI---EGYPT & PI & Moon 267 molder 17-Mar-18 04:11
Re: Encoded in PI---EGYPT & PI & Moon 343 Manu 17-Mar-18 16:29
Re: Encoded in PI---EGYPT & PI & Moon 304 M. J. Thomas 17-Mar-18 16:51
Re: Encoded in PI---EGYPT & PI & Moon 263 Sirfiroth 17-Mar-18 18:29
Re: Encoded in PI---EGYPT & PI & Moon 291 M. J. Thomas 17-Mar-18 19:05
Re: Encoded in PI---EGYPT & PI & Moon 286 Sirfiroth 17-Mar-18 20:33
Re: Encoded in PI---EGYPT & PI & Moon 289 M. J. Thomas 17-Mar-18 21:27
Re: Encoded in PI---EGYPT & PI & Moon 329 M. J. Thomas 17-Mar-18 08:48
Re: Encoded in PI---EGYPT & PI & Moon 287 cladking 17-Mar-18 13:47
Re: Encoded in PI---EGYPT & PI & Moon 276 molder 18-Mar-18 12:47
Re: Encoded in PI---EGYPT & PI & Moon 254 Manu 18-Mar-18 16:40
Re: Encoded in PI---EGYPT & PI & Moon 264 M. J. Thomas 18-Mar-18 17:09
Re: Encoded in PI---EGYPT & PI & Moon 311 Manu 18-Mar-18 19:18
Re: Encoded in PI---EGYPT & PI & Moon 338 M. J. Thomas 19-Mar-18 10:49
Re: Encoded in PI---EGYPT & PI & Moon 312 DavidK 19-Mar-18 11:28
Re: Encoded in PI---EGYPT & PI & Moon 278 Manu 19-Mar-18 14:19
Re: Encoded in PI---EGYPT & PI & Moon 270 M. J. Thomas 19-Mar-18 17:49
Re: Encoded in PI---EGYPT & PI & Moon 312 Manu 19-Mar-18 18:14
Re: Encoded in PI---EGYPT & PI & Moon 258 M. J. Thomas 19-Mar-18 18:49
Re: Encoded in PI---EGYPT & PI & Moon 243 Manu 19-Mar-18 19:05
Re: Encoded in PI---EGYPT & PI & Moon 271 Audrey 20-Mar-18 01:06
Re: Encoded in PI---EGYPT & PI & Moon 250 molder 19-Mar-18 05:12
Harold @ "2-Pi-R" 275 Dr. Troglodyte 16-Mar-18 16:18
Re: Harold @ "2-Pi-R" 328 MDaines 16-Mar-18 17:19
Re: Encoded in PI--- 244 cladking 16-Mar-18 16:28
Re: Encoded in PI--- 289 Manu 16-Mar-18 16:45
Re: Encoded in PI--- 309 DavidK 18-Mar-18 01:19
Re: Encoded in PI--- 335 PhiPIandI 18-Mar-18 04:08
Re: Encoded in PI--- 322 M. J. Thomas 18-Mar-18 08:41
Re: Encoded in PI--- 253 DavidK 18-Mar-18 12:19
Re: Encoded in PI--- 239 M. J. Thomas 18-Mar-18 16:13
Re: Encoded in PI--- 275 DavidK 18-Mar-18 17:00
Re: Encoded in PI--- 523 rodz111 18-Mar-18 04:58
Re: Encoded in PI--- 289 M. J. Thomas 18-Mar-18 16:21
Re: Encoded in PI--- 275 DavidK 18-Mar-18 17:22
Re: Encoded in PI--- 493 rodz111 25-Mar-18 19:44
Re: Encoded in PI--- 296 molder 25-Mar-18 21:53
Re: Encoded in PI--- 290 rodz111 18-Mar-18 17:26
Re: Encoded in PI--- 295 M. J. Thomas 18-Mar-18 17:55
Re: Encoded in PI--- 290 DavidK 19-Mar-18 09:40
Re: Encoded in PI--- 301 Manu 19-Mar-18 19:21
Re: Encoded in PI--- 281 DavidK 19-Mar-18 20:12
Re: Encoded in PI--- 274 Manu 19-Mar-18 20:49
Re: Encoded in PI--- 251 M. J. Thomas 20-Mar-18 01:24
Re: Encoded in PI--- 292 Manu 20-Mar-18 03:10
Re: Encoded in PI--- 253 DavidK 19-Mar-18 20:58
Re: Encoded in PI--- 302 Manu 19-Mar-18 21:18
Re: Encoded in PI--- 296 DavidK 20-Mar-18 12:01
Re: Encoded in PI--- 285 Manu 20-Mar-18 20:50
Re: Encoded in PI--- 307 DavidK 22-Mar-18 14:04
Re: Encoded in PI--- 309 magisterchessmutt 28-Mar-18 01:13
Re: Encoded in PI--- 270 DavidK 28-Mar-18 06:55
Re: Encoded in PI--- 288 magisterchessmutt 28-Mar-18 13:38
Re: Encoded in PI--- 278 DavidK 29-Mar-18 11:02
Re: Encoded in PI--- 341 rodz111 30-Mar-18 19:40
Re: Encoded in PI--- 320 DavidK 20-Mar-18 23:26
Re: Encoded in PI--- 270 drew 31-Mar-18 00:30
Re: Encoded in PI No. 33 403 ajfriman 31-Mar-18 19:55
Re: Encoded in PI No. 33 341 PhiPIandI 04-Apr-18 23:29
Re: Encoded in PI No. 33 359 PhiPIandI 09-Apr-18 20:40
Re: Encoded in PI No. 33 247 rodz111 11-Apr-18 18:30
Re: Encoded in PI--- 286 rodz111 12-Apr-18 22:09
Re: Encoded in PI--- 288 rodz111 14-Apr-18 01:03
Re: the astronomical cubit codes the tropical year 396 rodz111 15-Apr-18 20:03
Re: Encoded in PI--- 380 rodz111 17-Apr-18 20:36


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