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May 26, 2020, 6:49 am UTC    
March 04, 2020 12:25PM
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Abstract:

This article reports a digital archaeological project to test a new
hypothesis explaining the purpose of the so-called Trial Passages at Giza. These enigmatic
connected passages - carved into the bedrock on the east side of the Great Pyramid
of Khufu - have been interpreted in various ways over the decades since they were
first cleared. Based on a new experimental analysis of their design it is proposed that
they could serve very well as a place from which to observe the northern stars.
Prolonged and accurate measurement of the stars of the circumpolar region of the
northern sky could have been made from inside the main inclined passage, which rises from
south to north. Accurate location of the Northern Celestial Pole (NCP) during
these observations may have allowed accurate cardinal alignment of the sides of the Great
Pyramid. Other details of the architecture support this interpretation, and are set out
here for consideration, for the first time.

Hermione
Director/Moderator - The Hall of Ma'at


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