Friday, July 28, 2006

Pyramid pioneers were spot on

"Archaeologists who measured the Egyptian pyramids at Giza more than 100 years ago were surprisingly accurate, a review of historical surveys has shown. The paper, posted online by the Queensland University of Technology, reviews the major surveying projects of the pyramids Cheops, Chephren and Mycerinus, built around 2600 BC, south of what is now the city of Cairo.
'They weren't that far out; their surveys were quite diligent and systematic and we're getting fairly good agreement using modern technology,' said the paper's co-author Robert Webb, a lecturer in surveying in the school of urban development. But Mr Webb says laser scanning, computer modelling and other modern technology has not brought us any closer to answering one of the most intriguing questions about the pyramids. This is whether their position and measurements deliberately reflect the alignment of the planets and stars."

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2 comments:

Chuck Jones said...

The article is
A Review of Precise Measurements of the Pyramids: A Brief Historical Context
Fallon, Amanda and Webb, Robert (2006) A Review of Precise Measurements of the Pyramids: A Brief Historical Context. Spatial Science Queensland Journal 2006(3).
http://eprints.qut.edu.au/archive/00004575/

Andie said...

Much appreciated.
Andie