> MJT wrote:
> > I doubt that astronomy played more than a very general role in
> > the Pyramid Age.
> > For example, I see the KC and QC shafts pointing in the general
> > direction of certain groups of stars, with basic arithmetic and
> > simple geometry determining the shafts' precise dimensions and
> > angles.
> > In other words, with the pyramid builders astronomy played
> > second fiddle to maths (level as found in the Egyptian
> > Mathematical Papyri).
> > As you will have guessed by now, I do not think that the
> > sockets had anything at all to do with astronomy.
> I can not understand this line of thinking.
> They invented a calender that is still used today, oriented the
> pyramids perfectly, aligned them to the solstice, and invented
> terms like "heliacle rising" yet some think they didn't know
Please cite where I - or anybody else - wrote or implied that the pyramid builders 'didn't know astronomy', or wrote or implied that the Ancient Egyptians in general 'didn't know astronomy'.
Your deliberately misrepresenting what I posted does you no credit.
So few answers - and not one of them mine.