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In social gathering of the 2009 foreign 12 months of Astronomy, this factor of the Nexus community magazine is dedicated to relationships among astronomy, arithmetic and structure. old cultures seemed to the heavens so as to establish undying ideas for his or her personal creations. wisdom won in astronomy was once reworked into tradition via structure and layout. Papers during this factor examine how astronomy stimulated structure and concrete design.
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GOYON, G. 1985. La chaussée monumentale et le temple de la vallée de la pyramide de Khéops Bulletin de l’Institut français d’archéologie orientale 67: 49-69. LEHNER, M. 1985a. The development of the Giza Necropolis: The Khufu project. Mitteilungen des Deutschen Archaologischen Instituts Abteilung Kairo 41: 109-143. ———. 1985b. A contextual approach to the Giza pyramids. Archiv fur Orientforschung 31: 136158. ———. 1999. The complete pyramids. London: Thames and Hudson. MAGLI, G. 2003. On the astronomical orientation of the 4th dynasty Egyptian pyramids and the dating of the second Giza pyramid.
4ƍ. It is certain that such a high degree of accuracy could only be obtained with careful observation of the motion of bright stars, probably circumpolar. However, when the data are plotted in a comprehensive graph with respect to time, they do not distribute in a random way inside an error strip, as it would be the case in absence of a time-dependent systematic error. Instead, with the exception of Giza 2, they distribute on an inclined straight line (fig. 7). It is therefore clear that the method used by the builders to trace the sides of the pyramids was affected by a time-dependent source of error, which can of course be identified with the phenomenon of the precessional motion of the earth’s axis.
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Nexus Network Journal: Architecture, Mathematics and Astronomy by Kim Williams (auth.), Kim Williams (eds.)