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The Great Pyramid and the Axis of the Earth - Part 1 (cont.)
By Scott Creighton and Gary Osborn

In this passage there is no attempt made by Legon to explain why the builders chose to offset the King's Chamber from the pyramid's central axis, skirting over this very obvious anomaly as though it was of no consequence. Further, Legon also fails to attempt to explain the curious elevated roof of the King's Chamber which seems to defy all manner of explanation. These aspects of the internal design of the Great Pyramid are important "clues" that Legon has overlooked in his analysis.

Legon comes to his conclusions by assuming that the internal chambers were set in place first­ with the shafts being afforded only secondary consideration. It is entirely possible however, that at the blueprint stage, the designers of the Great Pyramid set the shafts in place first and placed the mid-plane of each chamber through the vertice of each set of shafts i.e. the point where the lower ends of the (extended) shafts would intersect. But this, of course, raises the next obvious question: why is the vertice of the upper shafts from the King's Chamber not aligned on the pyramid's central axis like those of the Queen's Chamber?

Why did the designers place the vertice of the upper shafts off-centre (by some 6.5 degrees), thereby off-setting the King's Chamber from the pyramid's central axis? The answer to this question lies in how the Great Pyramid was designed and what that design was intended to convey.

The Stellar Pyramid Design

As indicated earlier, it is possible that the Great Pyramid was designed using two stars of similar inclination - one in the northern sky, the other in the southern sky. The following diagrams demonstrate how this is achieved:

STEP 1a: The 'target' stars' inclinations are measured (Queen's Chamber Shafts)

Figure 1a - The Inclinations of Stars are Measured and Recorded

STEP 1b: The 'target' stars' inclinations are measured (King's Chamber Shafts)

Figure 1b - The Inclinations of Stars are Measured and Recorded

STEP 2: The star 'trajectories' are placed on a central axis

Figure 2 - The Shafts are Set in Place through a Central Axis

Note how the 2 lower trajectories (Queen's Chamber Shafts) are of almost identical inclination and how the upper trajectories (King's Chamber shafts) are slightly offset from the central axis. From this very simple starting point we can now define the slope, height and width of the Great Pyramid.

STEP 3: Two squares are set on the angle of the lower shafts.

Figure 3 - The Angles of the Queen's Chamber Shafts are Squared

Note how these 2 squares set on the lower shafts are bound by the central axis and the length of the upper shafts.

STEP 4: The apex of the pyramid is set

Figure 4 - The Apex is Defined from Two Squares

The apex of the pyramid is now set (by the square of the angles of the Queen's Chamber shafts), thereby setting the slope of the pyramid which is a little under 52° (being the inverse of the lower shaft angles at around 38º).

However, we have still to determine a height and width for our pyramid. This is done simply and easily using the angle of the left upper-shaft (King's Chamber south) which is inclined at almost exactly 45° which is equal to Pi/4. It has often been commented that the Great Pyramid's height to base ratio is equal to Pi/2 with the tan of 4/Pi being equal to 51.85° which is almost precisely the slope angle of the Great Pyramid. This would seem to indicate then that a circle was involved in determining the Great Pyramid's height and base.

STEP 4a: The apex of the pyramid is set

Figure 5 - The Angle between the Shaft Vertices is circa 6.5°
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