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The Great Pyramid

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In this 1859 work, John Taylor revealed the 'pyramid inch', though this alleged sacred unit of measurement was later debunked.In t... Weiterlesen
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Beschreibung

In this 1859 work, John Taylor revealed the 'pyramid inch', though this alleged sacred unit of measurement was later debunked.

Zusammenfassung
In this 1859 work, John Taylor claimed to have discovered the 'pyramid inch', which he argued was one twenty-fifth of the so-called 'sacred cubit' and was derived from ancient astronomical observations. His work was very influential, but was later debunked by the more accurate surveys and measurements of Flinders Petrie.

Inhalt

Part I. Exterior of the Great Pyramid: 1. The pyramids of Gizeh; 2. Earliest measures of the base of the pyramid; 3. Various heights ascribed to the great pyramid; 4. Various estimates of the Greek foot; 5. The measure of the great pyramid according to Herodotus; 6. The cubit of Karnak; 7. The royal or Philetaerian foot; 8. The sacred cubit of the Jews; 9. Degrees, minutes, and seconds in the table of constants; 10. Diameter of the earth; Part II. Interior of the Great Pyramid: 11. General description of the interior of the great pyramid; 12. The king's chamber; 13. The pyramid coffer the standard of all measures; 14. The pyramid coffer the measure of the laver; 15. The pyramid coffer the standard of Grecian measures; 16. The pyramid coffer the standard of English measures; 17. English weights derived from English measures of capacity; 18. Grecian weights derived from Grecian measures of capacity; 19. English and French systems of metrology compared; 20. Etymological illustrations; Part III. The Founders of the Great Pyramid: 21. Introductory remarks; 22. The founders not the race of Ham; 23. These shepherds were an abomination to the Egyptians; 24. The founders of the great pyramid were the race of Shem; 25. Noah the probable originator of the work; 26. The earth divided in the days of Peleg; 27. The canal of Joseph; 28. The builders of the tower of Babel were of the race of Ham; 29. The great pyramid alluded to in the Book of Job; 30. The great pyramid alluded to in the Book of Psalms; 31. Origin of the Arabian language; 32. Arabian numerals preceded alphabetic writing; Appendix.

Produktinformationen

Titel: The Great Pyramid
Untertitel: Why Was It Built? and Who Built It?
Autor:
EAN: 9781108075787
ISBN: 978-1-108-07578-7
Format: Kartonierter Einband
Herausgeber: Cambridge University Press
Genre: Geschichte
Anzahl Seiten: 340
Gewicht: 455g
Größe: H216mm x B140mm x T20mm
Jahr: 2014