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June 1, 2020, 4:44 pm UTC    
February 09, 2020 03:28PM
Hi Robin,

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Gantenbrink has provided detailed data at least for KC south shaft and is quite emphatic that the angle is 45 degrees. But if the pyramid was built 200 years earlier the angle would need to be 44 degrees. Can't get my head around that one.

As I wrote here Gantenbrink’s model for the KCS shaft is rather theoretical than relevant to real data.
It turned out that the shaft was not precisely measured by Gantenbrink (he reported about measurements in only two points for the whole length after initial fluctuations).

I calculated that for the observed positions of the KCS shaft's start point and exit point to the restored casing plane, the shaft connecting them must have a constant angle of inclination of 43.95º (anyone can verify the correctness of my calculations using the initial data from here).

The altitudes of the stars of Orion's belt in their upper culminations for the dates of construction of the Khufu pyramid (about 2803 BC - 2780 BC as I proposed in my article) according to Stellarium 0.18.2 are:

2803 BC
Alnitak 43.45º
Alnilam 43.73º
Mintaka 44.2º

2780 BC
Alnitak 43.57º
Alnilam 43.85º
Mintaka 44.32º

The calculated angle for the KCS shaft is close to the altitude of Alnilam (to point to the belt it is logical to point to its middle star) in its upper culmination at a time close to the dates of completion of the pyramid's construction, if we assume that the Khufu pyramid is 220 years older than it is commonly believed (as I proposed).

Alex.



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