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Finer measures of P1 at Giza



Petrie confirmed that the smooth angular base casing stones of P1 were carved on a 51.85 degrees angle producing a ratio equal to 4/pi and resulting in a calculated height of 280.1 Rc. The apex of the structure was never completed, however, at the upper level Petrie’s measures produce a completely different picture. The pyramid is actually built on a 5/4 ratio producing a calculated height lower than first estimated (275 Rc)!

Petrie realized and queried this ratio but overlooked the possibility of the pyramid built on an angle different than first assumed by he and his peers. This new angle would contradict the theory of the Great Pyramid being covered from base to apex with smooth angular stones. It would indicate that what we witness today is the original size and shape of the structure. 

Recent measures of its neighbor (P2) indicate its base and upper casing also built on two distinct ratios of 4/3 (base) and 13/10 (apex).

Returning to P1…

There is an odd feature to this structure…the 35th course (55.2 Rc above the base).

At this level the stones measure 2.4 Rc in height and completely out of character with its adjacent courses of approximately 1.5 Rc high.

It is not logical for the designers to suddenly change their plans using larger and much heavier stones for a single layer unless there was a specific reason for its purpose.

Implementing the two vertical measures from above, an arc of 280.1 Rc in length (calculated height using P1’s base casing angle) is drawn from the 275 Rc level (calculated from the present-day upper measurements).


 It is noticed that the arc intersects the side of the structure at the 56.28 Rc level…the exact center of the 35th course!

Was the 35th course built abnormally high as a marker to confirm the two heights…one calculated from the base casing and the other from the upper structure’s measures? Were P1 and P2 designed in a similar fashion, having their upper and lower angles of different ratios boldly displayed yet easily overlooked for centuries by the best of surveyors and mathematicians?