Once the actual height (**480 **feet) and actual southern base length (**756 **feet) are multiplied, the length of the **11th** degree of latitude (**Ethiopia**) emerges, in English feet, as **362880 **feet. However, in the numeracy of the 3rd millennium BC, a regular number would be used. In the last post, it was noted that John Neal’s discovery of such rectangular numbers to define degrees of latitude, multiplied the pyramid’s pointed height (**481.09** feet) by the southern base length (**756** feet) to achieve the length of the **Nile Delta** degree of latitude and, repeating Neal’s diagram relating the key latitudinal degrees of the ancient Model as figure 1, the Ethiopian degree is **440/441** of the Nile Delta degree. As shown above, the length of the **756 **foot southern base is changed, when re-measured in the latitudinal feet for Ethiopia; it becomes the harmonic limit of **720 **feet of 1.05 feet – normally called the root Persian foot.

# Tag: John Michell

## Ethiopia within the Great Pyramid

My last posting mentioned John Neal’s creative step of *not *averaging the Great Pyramid of Giza’s four sides, as had routinely been done in the past – as if to discover an idealized design with four equal sides. Instead, Neal found each length to have intensionally been different. When multiplied by the pyramid’s full height, the length of four different degrees of latitude were each encoded *as an area*. The length of the southern side is integer as 756 feet, and this referred to the longest latitude, that of the Nile Delta, below 31.5 degrees North. Here we find that the pyramid’s reduced height also indicated the latitude of Ethiopia.

## Units within the Great Pyramid of Giza

There is a great way to express pi of 22/7 using two concentric circles of diameter 11 and 14 (in any units). Normally, a diameter of 7 gives rise to a circumference of 22, when pi is being approximated as 22/7 (3.*142587*) rather than being the irrational number 3.141592654 … for then, the 14 *diameter *should have a circumference of 44, which is also the perimeter of the square which encloses a circle of diameter 11.

Continue reading “Units within the Great Pyramid of Giza”The

squareof side 11 and

thecircleof diameter 14

will both have the same perimeter.

## A Brief Introduction to Ancient Metrology (2006)

appended to*Sacred Number and the Origin of Civilisation*

There used to be an interest in metrology – *the Ancient Science of Measures* – especially when studying ancient monuments. However the information revealed from sites often became mixed with the religious ideas of the researcher leading to coding systems such as those of Pyramidology and Gematria. The general effect has been that metrology, outside of modern engineering uses, has been left unconsidered by modern scientific archaeology.

## Sacred Geometry: Language of the Angels

For further details of the book look at the growing Publisher pages for it at Inner Traditions.

## Durrington Walls and its massive circle of Pits

Recent analysis of animal bones within Durrington Walls indicated, to the archaeologists involved, that people had travelled there from all over the British mainland, along with animals then eaten inside the henge[1]. But what would these people be doing there? It had earlier been suggested that an elite responsible for building Stonehenge lived in a wooden roundhouse within the henge ([2] see figure 1). So, people may have come from elsewhere to help the building works now found between Stonehenge and Avebury.

More recently, pits have been found [3] within a circular strip that I notice lies between 3168 feet and 4038 feet from Durrington Walls, a boundary 864 feet wide. The pits may contain the material remains of the building elite and perhaps of those workers who died, functioning like nearby barrows but vertically.

This post aims to explain why this might have been done according to a significant geometrical pattern. In the megalithic, numbers played an active role and this perhaps inspired the myth of Atlantis recorded by Plato – the classical Greek writer who transmitted the ancient notion that numbers had a causative role in forming the “world soul”, rather than our usage for number: a means to quantify *things* within civilized societies or *laws* of nature.