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4 days ago
Jim Alison
I have done a little more thinking about the variation in orbital speed and I think the dates I gave above for the midpoints and the lightspeed/10000 dates are slightly off. My understanding is that the mean orbital speed occurs at distances halfway between aphelion and perihelion, but from the midway point to perihelion, and then back to the midway point on the other side, the earth is moving f
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7 days ago
Jim Alison
Hi Drew, In the AmDuat, 309 itr is given as the distance traveled in the second hour, and another 309 itr traveled in the third hour. I mention this in my remen article as I think it may be related to the dimensions of the heb-sed court, and to proposed dimensions for Egypt. Speaking of 10,000, I noticed on another subject that the average speed of the earth in orbit around the sun is 29.7
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8 days ago
Jim Alison
Hi Derek, Thanks for the kind words. I started a thread about musical scales back in 2004 here: My opening post contains some of the same diagrams and comments as my webpage, but with some additional comments, and I think also some good discussion. Do not know if you saw it, but a couple of months ago I posted a comment about Plato's 256:243 here: Hi Drew, Once I had a you
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10 days ago
Jim Alison
Hi Derek, I posted a webpage a while back about some of the numbers and fractions in musical scales:
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12 days ago
Jim Alison
Hi all, Very nice Stephen. Number of remen in GP perimeter x 10 = number of miles in mean earth circumference. I have not seen this before. In Ancient Metrology, Michell also gives 3958.6909 miles for the mean earth radius on metrological grounds, compared with 3959 miles for the mean earth radius from the 1984 World Geodetic System (WGS 84). 1/10 3959 is 395.9 and 395.9/sq rt
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16 days ago
Jim Alison
Hi Jim, 1100 roman feet x 16 gives 17600 digits for the GP base diagonal. 17600 divided by square root 2 gives 12445... digits for the baselength. 12445... times 4 gives 49780... digits for the perimeter. The royal cubit is equal to the digit times 20 and times square root 2. i.e. - .729 x 20 x sq rt 2 = 20.62 inches. 49780... divided by 20 and divided by square root 2 gives 1
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16 days ago
Jim Alison
Hi Melissa, I agree it is interesting about the digit = .729 inches and 93 = 729. Since 103 = 1000, the relation between the digit and the English inch is: 93/103 Best, Jim
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20 days ago
Jim Alison
Hi Robert and Derek, My calculator was set to grads for cosine of 760 of .809... Set to degrees, cosine for 756 gives .809... just as Derek said. Interesting that one foot measure of the GP base gives .809 in degrees, and the other foot measure of the GP base (corner socket edges) gives .809 in grads - oh well - thanks Robert and apologies to Derek for earlier hasty response.
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20 days ago
Jim Alison
Hi Stephen, Good question about the intent of the 1618 itr polar diameter. It think the remen itr, or league, is a better geodetic measure, with 7200 leagues for the polar circumference, and unitary figures for minutes and degrees of latitude. However, I think the 1618 itr polar diameter, the 5100 itr equatorial circumference, and the 7200 league polar circumference are all good mnemonics. In
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21 days ago
Jim Alison
Hi Stephen, You are absolutely right. We had been talking about both numbers and the Saunders article and I scrambled the two. In my remen article, I use leagues of 15,000 remen, or three nautical miles, for my earth circumference measures. I had converted the polar diameter to ERC itr because I had noticed it was 1618 itr, but I had not converted or noticed your eq circ ERC value, or the ER
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21 days ago
Jim Alison
Hi Stephen, I know the 76,500,000 ERC equatorial circumference is mentioned in the Saunders article I linked in my opening post, but thanks for bringing it up because I think the conversion to 5100 itr at 15,000 cubits per itr is helpful to the theme of my remen article, and I added it to the article at pp. 24-25. I also do not disagree with the fractional equivalents for phi. I do not know
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24 days ago
Jim Alison
Hi Stephen, The polar diameter in relation to the equatorial circumference gives the ellipsoidal shape of the earth. In statute miles, the 24901 mile equatorial circumference divided by the 7900 mile polar diameter = 3.1520... The ancient Egyptian itr of 15,000 royal cubits gives 5100 itr for the equatorial circumference: 76,500,000/15,000 = 5100 The polar diameter is phi x 1000, o
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26 days ago
Jim Alison
Hi Stephen, The 1,575,000,000 imperial inch meridian (polar) circumference can also be inferred from Piazzi Smyth. His pyramid inch of 1.001 imperial inches was based largely on 500,000,000 pyramid inches being equal to the polar diameter, and 500,500,000 imperial inches is a correct statement of the polar diameter. He would also have known the correct measure of the meridian circumference f
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4 weeks ago
Jim Alison
Hi Dr. T and B E V In his appendix I of The Pyramids, Miroslav Verner says "Menkaure's Pyramid - Length of sides of base 104.6 m (according to Maragioglio and Rinaldi)." This works out to 200 cubits at 20.6 inches per cubit, or .5236 m per cubit. I greatly appreciate Petrie's work, but even though he gives very precise measures for the third pyramid, he acknowledges that these numb
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6 weeks ago
Jim Alison
Digit and finger are synonyms for the short Egyptian measurement unit, of which four are contained in a palm, and five palms, or 20 fingers are contained in a remen. 500 remen = 10,000 fingers. The ancient Roman digit was the same length as the Egyptian digit, or finger, and 16 fingers = one roman foot. 625 Roman feet = one Roman stadium, and 16 x 625 = 10,000 fingers for the Roman stadium.
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7 weeks ago
Jim Alison
Hi Melissa, As I mentioned in my article, the polar diameter of the earth is equal to 1618 itr. The length of 15,000 cubits for the itr is supported by the repeatedly given 106 itr measure for the 7.5 degrees of latitude from Elephantine to the northern limit of Egypt; and supported by the 5,300 stades given by Eratosthenes from Elephantine to the northern limit, of 300 royal cubits each, a
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7 weeks ago
Jim Alison
Hi Melissa, The passage I quote from Sheehan indicates that the location of Egyptian Babylon, just south of Cairo along the river, was not inhabited or inhabitable until the middle of the first millennium BC due to the wetter conditions and the course of the Nile up until that time. He concludes, correctly I think, that Babylon was founded during the first Persian occupation of Egypt and got
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7 weeks ago
Jim Alison
Hi Hendrik and Melissa, Thank you for your interesting responses about the lung and windpipe and about the lotus and the papyrus. I think the philologists believe the hieroglyph is definitely identified, due to its use as an ideogram as well as its use as a sound sign. Here is an interesting webpage about it as a description of the respiratory tract: The reason I included it in my a
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2 months ago
Jim Alison
Hi Melissa, 'But why did Eratosthenes believe Syene was on the same meridian, more or less, as his library? Had he read it in one of his books?' I think this is a very good question and one I have thought about quite a bit. In my article all I do is point out that the secondary sources that cite Eratosthenes say he thought Alexandria and Syene were on the same meridian, and that his given d
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2 months ago
Jim Alison
Hi Lee, According to Petrie, Griffith and Schwaller de Lubicz, the remen is in unity with the digit, and the royal cubit is not. I believe that the evidence presented by Petrie and others (that I cite in my article), that the digit is actually slightly shorter than 1/28 of the royal cubit, but is precisely 1/20 of the remen, indicates that the remen came first and that the cubit was derived fr
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3 months ago
Jim Alison
Hi M, 'However, if the period between sunrise and sunset is in Phi ratio with the 24 hour period, it doesn't much matter how you divide it up, that ratio still stands I guess.' I say yes and no to this. The ratio does still stand, but with fixed hours, the time the ratio occurred would be different every day. With variable hours linked to 12 hours from sunrise to sunset, the time the rat
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3 months ago
Jim Alison
Hi M, The idea of phi divisions of the day is nice. If we say from 0 to 12 hours for the day, then noon is at 6, with both fixed hours, or flexible hours to account for the length of individual days. With flexible hours, sunrise is always 0 and sunset is always 12, but with fixed hours, sunrise and sunset is only on 0 and 12 on the equinoxes. With flexible hours, if the day is divided into 1
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3 months ago
Jim Alison
Hi Scott and Robert, Thanks for the kind words. 'speaking of classic 20th century websites i backed up your old article at one of mine Geographic Geometry, by you (i hope you remember granting permission to do so) and i have, now and again, popped in on your site to see how special all that groovy stuff still all is' Yes I remember and attributed mirror sites are appreciated - tx.
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3 months ago
Jim Alison
Hi Melissa, Thanks for the response. I took a closer look at your phi days thread and I think the phi day concept is very interesting, even without the corroboration of the orientations and alignments of the sites. It made me think about how the Egyptologists say Egypt was first to develop a 24 hour day, but they did not count the 24 hours equally. They counted 12 hours for day and 12 hours f
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3 months ago
Jim Alison
Hi all, I hope everyone is ok in these troubled times. Because of the pi relation created by the sq rt 2 relation between the digit and the royal cubit, and because of the phi relation of 1618 itr in the polar diameter, I decided to add a few pages to my remen article about the GP. I have posted some of this before, but some of it is new, and I condensed it and hopefully explain it a little
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4 months ago
Jim Alison
HI Hendrick, Thanks for your response. I have also looked at scaling recently. I posted a webpage back in 2007 about possible relations between the locations of the step pyramid, Meidum, and the red and the bent here: There was some discussion of this here: More recently, I have been looking at scaling in relation to the length of Egypt of 7.5 degrees of latitude from Elephanti
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4 months ago
Jim Alison
Because the Heidelberg papyrus has been raised as an objection to 106 itr as a meridian measure, I added a section to my remen article about it. I also added a couple of supporting quotes from Irina Tupikova and Lucio Russo. The text is below (and hopefully an image) but if you want to read it in my PDF article (pp. 42-45), here is the link: In 1925, Herbert Thompson stated: From the met
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4 months ago
Jim Alison
Hi Jim Petrie gives survey distances between the red and bent, and between the red and G2, on p 36 here:
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4 months ago
Jim Alison
Hi Geoff, Very nice. If you do not still have access to Petrie's small book about Stonehenge, it is out of copyright now and freely available online at Google books. I think the measures you are talking about are on pp 22 and 23.
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4 months ago
Jim Alison
Hi all, thinkitover Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > I am inclined to think the Remen was ancient > before the ancient Egyptians ever got their hands > on it. Make a square of this unit and you have the > Royal Cubit in the diagonal, and vice-versa. Geoff wrote: I meant to observe in my last message that I attempted to apply the bi-metric hy
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