Ancient Egyptian chronology and the astronomical orientation of pyramids

  title={Ancient Egyptian chronology and the astronomical orientation of pyramids},
  author={Kate Spence},
  • K. Spence
  • Published 16 November 2000
  • Physics
  • Nature
The ancient Egyptian pyramids at Giza have never been accurately dated, although we know that they were built approximately around the middle of the third millennium BC. The chronologies of this period have been reconstructed from surviving lists of kings and the lengths of their reigns, but the lists are rare, seldom complete and contain known inconsistencies and errors. As a result, the existing chronologies for that period (the Old Kingdom) can be considered accurate only to about ±100 years… 

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