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As for the occurrence of pi in the Pyramids measurements the Egyptians may have arrived at this transcendental number without realizing it Most scholars believe that the Egyptians didnt know the ratio of the circumference to the diameter of a circle to a greater accuracy than three for more than a thousand years after Khufu Therefore the occurrence of pi may be due to the fact that the Egyptians may have measured long horizontal distances by counting the revolutions of a drum In this way they would have arrived at 3141 without realizing it A drum would be more accurate than ropes of palm fiber since they tend to stretch It seems that the Egyptian architects never did anything more sophisticated than to build Pyramids in the simple gradients of 41 or 31 Out of these angles come the gradients 51 degrees 52 and 43 and 12 degrees Mendelssohn 64-73 Is the Great Pyramid an enormous energy collector Today many claim that pyramids especially the Great Pyramid or models with the same proportions are sources of tremendous energy Belief in pyramid power seems to have begun in the 1930s when a traveler named Antoine Bovies visited the Great Pyramid He noticed that the garbage in the Kings chamber did not smell the way most such refuse does He built a model of the pyramid and placed a dead cat in it The cat did not putrefy but instead dehydrated into a mummy Another experimenter with model pyramids Karel Drbal claimed that dull razors placed in a pyramid framework would sharpen Pyramids supposedly make plants grow faster crystals grow in unusual shapes cure various ailments and amplify the power of prayer When these experiments are repeated the results are contradictory In order for a claim to be made in science experimental results must be consistent Stiebing 125-129 We must only think back to the recent claim by two scientists that they
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