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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--- 1830 PhiPIandI 16-Mar-18 03:13
Re: Encoded in PI--- 381 PhiPIandI 16-Mar-18 03:40
Re: Encoded in PI--- 375 M. J. Thomas 16-Mar-18 06:51
Re: Encoded in PI---EGYPT & PI & Moon 383 PhiPIandI 16-Mar-18 11:37
Really? 317 Sirfiroth 16-Mar-18 13:51
Re: Encoded in PI---EGYPT & PI & Moon 354 M. J. Thomas 16-Mar-18 19:01
Re: Encoded in PI---EGYPT & PI & Moon 257 cladking 16-Mar-18 20:50
Re: Encoded in PI---EGYPT & PI & Moon 298 Manu 16-Mar-18 21:11
Re: Encoded in PI---EGYPT & PI & Moon 320 molder 16-Mar-18 22:46
Re: Encoded in PI---EGYPT & PI & Moon 276 molder 17-Mar-18 04:11
Re: Encoded in PI---EGYPT & PI & Moon 359 Manu 17-Mar-18 16:29
Re: Encoded in PI---EGYPT & PI & Moon 315 M. J. Thomas 17-Mar-18 16:51
Re: Encoded in PI---EGYPT & PI & Moon 272 Sirfiroth 17-Mar-18 18:29
Re: Encoded in PI---EGYPT & PI & Moon 300 M. J. Thomas 17-Mar-18 19:05
Re: Encoded in PI---EGYPT & PI & Moon 293 Sirfiroth 17-Mar-18 20:33
Re: Encoded in PI---EGYPT & PI & Moon 301 M. J. Thomas 17-Mar-18 21:27
Re: Encoded in PI---EGYPT & PI & Moon 338 M. J. Thomas 17-Mar-18 08:48
Re: Encoded in PI---EGYPT & PI & Moon 294 cladking 17-Mar-18 13:47
Re: Encoded in PI---EGYPT & PI & Moon 282 molder 18-Mar-18 12:47
Re: Encoded in PI---EGYPT & PI & Moon 262 Manu 18-Mar-18 16:40
Re: Encoded in PI---EGYPT & PI & Moon 272 M. J. Thomas 18-Mar-18 17:09
Re: Encoded in PI---EGYPT & PI & Moon 320 Manu 18-Mar-18 19:18
Re: Encoded in PI---EGYPT & PI & Moon 348 M. J. Thomas 19-Mar-18 10:49
Re: Encoded in PI---EGYPT & PI & Moon 319 DavidK 19-Mar-18 11:28
Re: Encoded in PI---EGYPT & PI & Moon 285 Manu 19-Mar-18 14:19
Re: Encoded in PI---EGYPT & PI & Moon 281 M. J. Thomas 19-Mar-18 17:49
Re: Encoded in PI---EGYPT & PI & Moon 321 Manu 19-Mar-18 18:14
Re: Encoded in PI---EGYPT & PI & Moon 273 M. J. Thomas 19-Mar-18 18:49
Re: Encoded in PI---EGYPT & PI & Moon 255 Manu 19-Mar-18 19:05
Re: Encoded in PI---EGYPT & PI & Moon 287 Audrey 20-Mar-18 01:06
Re: Encoded in PI---EGYPT & PI & Moon 259 molder 19-Mar-18 05:12
Harold @ "2-Pi-R" 285 Dr. Troglodyte 16-Mar-18 16:18
Re: Harold @ "2-Pi-R" 336 MDaines 16-Mar-18 17:19
Re: Encoded in PI--- 251 cladking 16-Mar-18 16:28
Re: Encoded in PI--- 301 Manu 16-Mar-18 16:45
Re: Encoded in PI--- 323 DavidK 18-Mar-18 01:19
Re: Encoded in PI--- 346 PhiPIandI 18-Mar-18 04:08
Re: Encoded in PI--- 333 M. J. Thomas 18-Mar-18 08:41
Re: Encoded in PI--- 260 DavidK 18-Mar-18 12:19
Re: Encoded in PI--- 249 M. J. Thomas 18-Mar-18 16:13
Re: Encoded in PI--- 283 DavidK 18-Mar-18 17:00
Re: Encoded in PI--- 545 rodz111 18-Mar-18 04:58
Re: Encoded in PI--- 298 M. J. Thomas 18-Mar-18 16:21
Re: Encoded in PI--- 286 DavidK 18-Mar-18 17:22
Re: Encoded in PI--- 528 rodz111 25-Mar-18 19:44
Re: Encoded in PI--- 312 molder 25-Mar-18 21:53
Re: Encoded in PI--- 303 rodz111 18-Mar-18 17:26
Re: Encoded in PI--- 306 M. J. Thomas 18-Mar-18 17:55
Re: Encoded in PI--- 299 DavidK 19-Mar-18 09:40
Re: Encoded in PI--- 312 Manu 19-Mar-18 19:21
Re: Encoded in PI--- 295 DavidK 19-Mar-18 20:12
Re: Encoded in PI--- 286 Manu 19-Mar-18 20:49
Re: Encoded in PI--- 274 M. J. Thomas 20-Mar-18 01:24
Re: Encoded in PI--- 304 Manu 20-Mar-18 03:10
Re: Encoded in PI--- 265 DavidK 19-Mar-18 20:58
Re: Encoded in PI--- 308 Manu 19-Mar-18 21:18
Re: Encoded in PI--- 309 DavidK 20-Mar-18 12:01
Re: Encoded in PI--- 296 Manu 20-Mar-18 20:50
Re: Encoded in PI--- 319 DavidK 22-Mar-18 14:04
Re: Encoded in PI--- 322 magisterchessmutt 28-Mar-18 01:13
Re: Encoded in PI--- 279 DavidK 28-Mar-18 06:55
Re: Encoded in PI--- 301 magisterchessmutt 28-Mar-18 13:38
Re: Encoded in PI--- 291 DavidK 29-Mar-18 11:02
Re: Encoded in PI--- 361 rodz111 30-Mar-18 19:40
Re: Encoded in PI--- 338 DavidK 20-Mar-18 23:26
Re: Encoded in PI--- 277 drew 31-Mar-18 00:30
Re: Encoded in PI No. 33 414 ajfriman 31-Mar-18 19:55
Re: Encoded in PI No. 33 357 PhiPIandI 04-Apr-18 23:29
Re: Encoded in PI No. 33 373 PhiPIandI 09-Apr-18 20:40
Re: Encoded in PI No. 33 261 rodz111 11-Apr-18 18:30
Re: Encoded in PI--- 303 rodz111 12-Apr-18 22:09
Re: Encoded in PI--- 299 rodz111 14-Apr-18 01:03
Re: the astronomical cubit codes the tropical year 443 rodz111 15-Apr-18 20:03
Re: Encoded in PI--- 395 rodz111 17-Apr-18 20:36

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