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The Great Pyramid and the Axis of the Earth - Part 2 (cont.)By Gary Osborn and Scott Creighton

So, the Great Pyramid having been built 30 degrees north of the Equator so that as the Earth turns it comes as close as 6.5 degrees to the ecliptic, is in itself a significant statement which is pointing directly to the obliquity of the Earth's polar axis . . .

30º subtract 6.5º = 23.5º

It is indeed ironic that something as important as this is also something that is hardly ever mentioned in all the information given about the Great Pyramid.

This fact that the Great Pyramid comes as close as 6.5 degrees from the ecliptic plane has only been stated in one source as far as we are aware.

This is Ancient Freemasonry (1919) by Frank C. Higgins. However, Higgins appears to have overlooked the underlying importance of this fact: that along with the 30-degree location of the GP north of the Equator, its 6.5-degree position north of the Ecliptic points directly and mathematically to the angle of the Earth's axis.

As said, the location of the Great Pyramid is our first clue that the Great Pyramid contains information pertaining to the 23.5º obliquity of the Earth and perhaps for good reason.

The next step is where to look for this information in the Great Pyramid.

Three Points

If information about the obliquity of the Earth's axis exists within the GP, then what better way would there be to preserve this information than having it encoded within its geometry?

In Part One, we noted that the shafts and particularly their angles were of primary importance in the plan and construction of the Great Pyramid.

These angle differences can only mean that each shaft is pointing to a specific area of the sky and together they are telling us something.

Furthermore, the angles of the shafts and what they may be pointing at can only really be appreciated and studied properly by looking at a scale plan of the Great Pyramid in cross-section. So like the shafts, the information we are looking for would be presented in 'angle' form within the geometry of the GP - again shown in cross-section.

Our drawing is to scale and based on the accepted measurements as recorded by William Flinders Petrie during his survey of the Great Pyramid between 1880 and 1882. It has been established that the side angles of the GP are 51.84º.

Naturally, we would be looking for angles with the same geodetic/GP-locale-related values as we see in fig. 1 . . . 6.5º, 23.5º and 30º.

And to our surprise - because it is something so simple that has been completely overlooked - it doesn't take a great deal of searching, head scratching or fumbling around with a protractor to find these very same angles once we know what we are looking for. Indeed by examining our 'to-scale' cross-section drawing, we find that the most specific 'key points' of the GP are actually connected by these same angles.

We will begin with a simple drawing of the GP so as to delineate the key points we will be using.

In cross-section, the pyramid becomes a triangle with only three points:

1). Apex

2). South Vertice

3). North Vertice

Figure 2 - Three Points

To demonstrate these findings we will now begin with the simple East-West cross-section diagram of the GP complete with shafts and their vertices as shown in Part One:

As revealed in Part One, we know that the King's Chamber shafts are offset from the Queen's Chamber shafts to the south by some 6.5 degrees and from the apex, and so it is from the apex that we will plot this same angle and towards the south.

Let's assume we don't know where this angle or line is going or indeed what it is pointing to.

Figure 3 - The Great Pyramid in E-W cross-section showing the shafts. Via the Apex, the Vertice of the Upper Shafts is offset by 6.5º from the vertice of the Lower Shafts.

As we can see, and if we didn't know any better, plotting a line of 6.5º from the Apex - the first of our three points - and towards the south, already results in a significant alignment - in that this line closely intersects the vertice of the King's Chamber shafts.