On the Orientation of Old Kingdom Egyptian Pyramids

  title={On the Orientation of Old Kingdom Egyptian Pyramids},
  author={Juan Antonio Belmonte},
  journal={Journal for the History of Astronomy},
  pages={S1 - S20}
  • J. Belmonte
  • Published 1 February 2001
  • Physics
  • Journal for the History of Astronomy
Although a matter of general interest, the question of how the ancient Egyptian pyramids were oriented with high precision in the cardinal directions has been dormant for some time in scientific discussions. However, the recent publication by the British Egyptologist Kate Spence of a new and revolutionary theory has re-opened the debate.' Not all the pyramids of Egypt are accurately oriented; in fact, for only a handful of the sixty known pyramids do we have accurate measurements of their… 

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