The Great Pyramid of Giza: History and Speculation

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Classic exploration of the Great Pyramid's construction and objectives combines imagination, erudition. Physical form; when it was built, and by whom; roles as an astronomical observatory, source of inspiration for religious teachings, scientific and mystic implications. Unabridged republication of the classic 1877 edition.

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Overview

Classic exploration of the Great Pyramid's construction and objectives combines imagination, erudition. Physical form; when it was built, and by whom; roles as an astronomical observatory, source of inspiration for religious teachings, scientific and mystic implications. Unabridged republication of the classic 1877 edition.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780486425214
  • Publisher: Dover Publications
  • Publication date: 1/23/2003
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 1,182,191
  • Product dimensions: 5.30 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents

What is the Great Pyramid? 1
The Trench 7
The Causeway 7
How it was built 9
The Steps 10
The Size 12
The Casing 14
The Top 18
The Name 20
The Opening 22
The Passages 25
The Well 29
The Gallery 31
The Queen's Chamber 34
The King's Chamber 35
The Sarcophagus 39
The Chambers of Construction 45
The Inscriptions 46
The Subterranean Chamber 50
The Blocking up 53
When was the Pyramid built? 61
Who built the Great Pyramid? 70
Smaller Pyramids of Gizeh 80
Other Egyptian Pyramids 87
Other Monumental Tombs 96
Obelisks 100
The Sphinx 105
Why was the Pyramid built? 110
1. Barrier against Desert Sands 110
2. Satan's Seat 111
3. Imitation of Noah's Ark 111
4. Filtering Reservoirs 111
5. To please the Women 111
6. The Queen of Sheba's Gifts 112
7. Joseph's Granaries 112
8. Display of Royal Despotism 113
9. Preservation of Learning from Deluge 114
10. Tomb of the King 119
11. Standard of Weights and Measures 126
Astronomical Teaching
12. Astronomical Observatory 144
13. Tells its own Latitude 145
14. Its own Age 146
15. Circumference of the Earth 149
16. True Shape of the Earth 152
17. Density of the Earth 153
18. Distance of the Sun 154
19. Days in a Year 155
20. Law of Gravitation 158
21. Time of Descent to Sun 158
22. Planetary Distances 159
23. Rise of a Polar Star 160
24. The Equinoxes 165
25. Precession of the Equinoxes 166
26. Connection with Sirius 168
Religious Teaching
27. Unity of God 170
28. Divine Origination of Measure 171
29. Inspiration for certain teaching 173
30. Memorial of the Deluge 175
31. The Sabbath 176
32. Model for Mosaic Institutions 177
33. A Messianic Monument 178
34. Type of Christ and His Church 181
35. The Millennium 182
Scientific and Mystic Teaching
36. Rise and Fall of Land in Egypt 192
37. Illustrate Geometric Truth 197
38. Proportion of Diameter and Circumference 197
39. Quadrature of the Circle 199
40. Part of Pyramidal System 202
41. Agreement with Causeway 209
42. Typify the Generative Principle 210
43. Emblem of Sun and Fire 211
44. Egyptian Religious Rites 216
45. Mysteries of Life 218
46. A Masonic Hall 219
47. Revelations to Mystics 221
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