Monday, February 19, 2018

Alignment of the Great Pyramid at Giza

Though slightly lopsided, the towering Great Pyramid of Giza is an ancient feat of engineering, and now an archaeologist has figured out how the Egyptians may have aligned the monument almost perfectly along the cardinal points, north-south-east-west — they may have used the fall equinox.

The fall equinox occurs halfway between the summer and winter solstices, when Earth's tilt is such that the length of the day and night are almost the same.

About 4,500 years ago, Egyptian pharaoh Khufu had the Great Pyramid of Giza constructed; it is the largest of the three pyramids — now standing about 455 feet (138 meters) tall — on the Giza Plateau and was considered a "wonder of the world" by ancient writers.

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Mercury, Venus and Saturn above the pyramids of Giza, Egypt. This occurs once every 2373 years.

Another fascinating alignment is that between the three pyramid complexes of Giza, Abusir, and Saqqara. 

The Abusir pyramid complex is on the Western Desert plateau with the Giza pyramid complex to its north and the Saqqara complex to its south. The pyramids at Giza, Abusir, and Saqqara were aligned to the obelisk at biblical On (Heliopolis).

In Heliopolitan cosmology the pillars of the temple of Heliopolis connected the waters above and the waters below. The indigenous population called that shrine city Iunu or Iwnw, meaning “place of pillars” because of the many pillared edifices.

The Pyramid Texts speak of On as the place on earth where Ra ruled (Utterance 307). Jacob’s son Joseph married Asenath, daughter of an Onite priest (Gen. 41:45). Isaiah 19:18 says that Heliopolis was one of the five cities in Egypt that swore allegiance to the Lord of Hosts.

Plutarch wrote that the “priests of the Sun at Heliopolis never carry wine into their temples, for they regard it as indecent for those who are devoted to the service of any god to indulge in the drinking of wine whilst they are under the immediate inspection of their Lord and King. The priests of the other deities are not so scrupulous in this respect, for they use it, though sparingly.”

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