An Ancient Method of Finding and Extending Direction

  title={An Ancient Method of Finding and Extending Direction},
  author={M. Isler},
  journal={Journal of the American Research Center in Egypt},
  • M. Isler
  • Published 1989
  • Art
  • Journal of the American Research Center in Egypt
The ability of the ancient Egyptian surveyors to orient some of their monuments to the meridian with accuracy has long perplexed modern societies. Although generally their temples were not well placed, the pyramids, and especially the Great Pyramid, were oriented almost precisely to True Geographical North. To account for this, various methods have been proposed which range from pure chance to a precise star measuring system. I believe, however, the means used for orienting the pyramids was… Expand
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