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Wednesday, March 14, 2018

An archaeologist has solved the mystery of the construction of the Egyptian pyramids

The Egyptian pyramids are amazing structures in many ways, but American archaeologist, Glen dash said that one of the main secrets of their construction he was able to unravel. The specialist said that he realized how the walls of the pyramids has been almost perfect positioning of the sun. The ancient builders of this assumption, the researcher helped the day of the autumnal equinox.

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It is known that the great pyramid and lots of other large pyramids constructed in such a way that their angles between their walls are almost straight, and the walls themselves look strictly at the North, South, East and West. In a time when such calculations could not be used today, computer technology or satellite data, similar to the precision achieved was very difficult.

According to the archaeologist, to find out exactly where the East and West, the inhabitants of Ancient Egypt were able to help the shadow cast by the autumnal equinox. Apparently, the builders used the gnomon — an ancient astronomical instrument, which is a vertical object. In the experiment, held on 22 September 2016, specialist at equal intervals of time noted, where is the shadow of the gnomon, and joined them, getting a curved line.. then he traced around the object a smooth circle. Finally, he drew a straight between the points of intersection of line and circle. This almost certainly took place from East to West.

The researcher suggests that the ancient Egyptians used the same technique. Probably to the day of the autumnal equinox they are prepared in advance, counting 91 days after the summer solstice.

The study was published in the journal of Ancient Egyptian Architecture.

It is worth noting that the pyramid of Cheops is not the first time recently, is in the focus of scientists. Over the last two years are being discussed found in her cavity to see directly which specialists have not yet succeeded. It is assumed that scientists were able to find in the pyramid “secret room”, and according to one version — the throne room, from which, in common among the Egyptians believe that Pharaoh went to the afterlife.

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