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>Sent: August 20, 2001 4:31 PM

>To: sacred landscape

>Subject: [sl] King's Chamber of the Great Pyramid

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>In The Orion Mystery p44 Bauval and Gilbert give the

>dimensions of The King's Chamber of the Great Pyramid as

>5.23 meters wide by 10.46 meters long by 5.81 meters high.

>Hence the floor of the chamber is a double square made up of

>two squares 5.23 meters to the side.

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>If the height of the chamber were 5.23, we would have a

>double cube, but its not, its 5.81 meters. Why the

>difference? Is there some way of deriving the height so

>that it makes geometric sense?

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>I set myself this problem the other day, figuring that

>someone conversant with sacred geometry ought to be able to

>figure it out.

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>It took me about half an hour, so here is my idea:

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>The height is one half the diagonal of the double square

>rectangle. In my calculation it is 5.84, or 3 centimeters

>difference from 5.81. This is a little more than one half a

>percent of the whole (5.81), close enough for the difference

>to be an error in measurement.

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>Phi, the golden section, is .5 + (sqrt 5)/2. One half the

>diagonal of the double square rectangle is the (sqrt 5)/2

>part of the formula.

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>The use of a double square rectangle in the pyramid points

>to a knowledge of the golden section ratio, since the

>doublesquare rectangle is used in the geometric construction

>of phi. To find that the height of the King's Chamber is

>one half the diagonal of the rectangle is near conclusive

>evidence, since it is the diagonal of the doublesquare that

>is the key to the geometric construction of phi.

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>By the way, Stecchini (Secrets of the Great Pyramid p 322)

>says the pyramid and the King's Chamber is built in the

>royal cubit of 524.1483 milimeters. 5.23 meters/524.1483

>millimeters = 9.978 royal cubits. The chamber was meant to

>be 10 royal cubits wide by 20 royal cubits long. Errors in

>building, earthquake damage, or errors in measurement have

>shifted things a bit off the true royal cubit dimensions for

>the King's Chamber.

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>Now if someone will tell me the religious meaning of the

>King's Chamber and the coffer in the Chamber, I'd be much

>obliged!

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>Dan

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