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The SNAFU pyramid of SNEFERU
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Arthur Neuendorffer
2021-01-19 20:02:25 UTC
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SNAFU

<<SNAFU is an acronym for the sarcastic expression Situation Normal: All Fucked Up. The acronym is believed to have originated in the United States Marine Corps during World War II.>>
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meidum

<<The collapse of the [c. 2600 BCE] pyramid at Meidum of SNEFERU is the likely reason for the change from 54° to 43° degrees of SNEFERU's second pyramid at Dahshur, the [c. 2600] Bent Pyramid. SNEFERU's [c. 2580 BCE] Red Pyramid was built at the same shallow 43 degree angle as the upper section of the Bent Pyramid.>>
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The [c. 2560] Pyramid of Khufu had a more respectable slope angle of 51.84°.

1.0005 x pi = 3.14317 = 2/tan(51.84°)
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The largest possible pyramid for a given amount of very expensive white
"casing stones" has a [octahedron] slope of 54°44′8″ = arctan(sqrt(2)). The [c. 2530] Pyramid of Khafre comes quite close to this with a slope angle of 53° 13'.
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The best Egyption [1850 BC] estimate for pi was 256/81

1.0060 x pi = 256/81 ≈ 3.16049
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Art Neuendorffer
Arthur Neuendorffer
2021-01-20 13:42:17 UTC
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ancient_Egyptian_mathematics

<<A feature of ancient Egyptian mathematics is the use of *unit FRACTIONS*.

The Rhind Mathematical Papyrus (RMP), dated from c. 1650 BC, but its author, Ahmes, identifies it as a copy of a now lost Middle Kingdom papyrus. The RMP is the largest mathematical text. Problem 56 of the RMP indicates an understanding of the idea of geometric similarity. This problem discusses the ratio run/rise, also known as the *SEKED*. Such a formula would be needed for building pyramids. In the next problem (Problem 57), the height of a pyramid is calculated from the base length and the seked (Egyptian for the reciprocal of the slope), while problem 58 gives the length of the base and the height and uses these measurements to compute the seqed.>>
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The seked slope is of the Great Pyramid of Giza in Egypt
= *11/14* = *33/42* = cot(51.842773412631º)
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/42_(number)

Ancient Egypt: Over most of pharaonic Egyptian history, the empire was divided into 42 nomes. Ancient Egyptian religion and mythological structure frequently model this terrestrial structure.

*42* body parts of Osiris: In some traditions of the Osiris myth, Seth slays Osiris and distributes his 42 body parts all over Egypt. (In others, the number is *14*).

*42* books in the core library: Clement of Alexandria states that the Egyptian temple library is divided into 42 "absolutely necessary" books that formed the stock of a core library. The 42 books were not canonized like the Hebrew bible; they only supported and never replaced temple ritual. Hence, the destruction of the Egyptian temples and the cessation of the rituals ended Egyptian cultural continuity.

*42* negative confessions: In Egyptian mythology, there are 42 questions asked of persons making their journey through Death. Ma'at, a female personification, considered to be both maternal and a delivering force, is an Ancient Egyptian personification of physical and moral law, order, and truth. In the judgment scene described in the Egyptian and the Book of Pass (the Book of the Dead, which evolved from the Coffin Texts and the Pyramid Texts), there are 42 questions personifying the analysis of Ma'at. If the departed reasonably can give answers to the 42 questions, they have the potential to either be reincarnate, or if completely successful, reach the ultimate goal of becoming a Star, whereon, they can continue to give Light, and fuel Universal growth. These 42 questions correspond to the "42 Negative Confessions" from funerary texts such as the Papyrus of Ani.>>
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Art Neuendorffer

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