The Case for Intent of Encoding Information Within The Geometry of Giza (cont.)
By Edward G. Nightingale
The Egyptians used a simple mathematical equation to approximate the area of a circle, with a compass they divided the diameter of the circle into 9 equal units, measured the length of 1 unit with any standard of measure and multiplied that number by 64, so if we have a circle measuring 9 inches in diameter you multiply 1 inch by 64 and have 64 square inches of area in the circle.
Comparing the previous approximating calculation to determining the actual area of a circle using Pi of 3.142857, (or 22/7) the calculation would be; Pi x R2 = Area, so 3.142857 x 4.5(radius of 9 diameter circle) = 14.1428565 x 4.5. = 63.6428. The approximation of the area of the circle is 64 using the 8 square and 63.6428 using Pi. So the calculation to find area of a circle with Diameter 9 approximating 8 Square seems quite practical.
Placing an 8 x 8 grid over our 9 diameter circle in the manner above and using the upper left hand corner of the square as a point, we draw angled lines through the center of the satellite pyramids of Menkaure just as we did with the satellite pyramids of Khufu to determine the angled lines and the 8, 9 and 11 numbers. Notice that the three angled lines intersect the divisions of the diameter of the circle in the 6^{th} position up from the bottom where our initial determination of the diameter division of 9 is located, confirming the 8 x 8 square. The satellite pyramids of Khufu are associated with the circle and its axis and the satellite pyramids of Menkaure are associated with the square and its corner confirming this 8, 9 relationship.
