Mark Heaton Wrote:

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> The Rhind Mathematical was written hundreds of

> years after the construction of the Great Pyramid.

> My 8/9 model indicates that the ancient Egyptians

> knew how to square the circle in a crude way in

> the Pyramid Age which only shifts back the history

> of geometry a few hundred years.

>

> But to answer your question its only important to

> those who debate the development of human

> cognition across the world, and to those

> Egyptologists with a broad perspective. Professor

> Miroslav Verner has question whether or not

> Archimedes learnt geometry during his stay in

> Egypt.

>

> My sociological perspective is that mathematics

> developed in every civilisation of the world

> irrespective of race. Egypt was one of the first

> great civlisations so it is to be expected that

> mathematics was a corner stone of advancement. I

> think it was Pliny who wrote 'always something new

> out of Africa'.

>

> It seems very likely that geometrical ideas were

> first understood in Egypt. The formula for the

> volume of a truncated pyramid in the Moscow

> Mathematical Papyrus may also have been known as

> far back as the Pyramid Age. Could you have

> figured out such an ingenious formula?

>

> Africans the world over should be proud to think

> that the most famous geometric discovery of

> Archimedes was actually discovered in Egypt 2,000

> years earlier, which I believe is the case.

>

> Darwin had to concede that many of his ideas had

> actually been published in an obscure journal

> which he had not read, but I think the author was

> an insignificant farmer who had an article

> published in an agricultural journal. I think it

> likely that someone else will, at some time in the

> future, promote my key ideas without having read

> my work. Only an academic of some standing has the

> potential to change the way all the world thinks

> on academic matters.

>

> Mark

>

So it would appear you are addressing the wrong people. You shouldn't be trying to impress Egyptologist but mathematicians and historians of math.