The Dimensions of the Giza Site Plan

An analysis by John Legon
of the results of the precise survey of the Giza Pyramids
carried out by W.M. Flinders Petrie

TABLE I

Mean Sides of
the Giza Pyramids
Petrie Royal Cubits
Inches Azimuth Actual Design
Great Pyramid 9068.8 ± 0.6 -3' 43" 439.81 439.82
Second Pyramid 8474.9 ± 1.5 -5' 26" 411.00 411
Third Pyramid 4153.6 ± 3.0 +14' 03" 201.44 201.5

One Royal Egyptian Cubit = 20.620 inches = 0.52375 metres.

TABLE II

Axial Distances between the Centres of the Three Pyramids, as stated by Petrie in Inches
From N to S E to W
Centre of 1st to Centre of 2nd Pyramid 13931.6 13165.8
Centre of 2nd to Centre of 3rd Pyramid 15170.4 9450.2
Centre of 1st to Centre of 3rd Pyramid 29102.0 22616.0

TABLE III

Resulting Axial Components of Spacing between the Sides of the Pyramids.
Distances from North to South Petrie Royal Cubits
Inches Actual Design
N side1st to S side 2nd Pyramid 22703.4 1101.04 1101
S side 2nd to S side 3rd Pyramid 13009.7 630.93 631
N side1st to S side 3rd Pyramid 35713.2 1731.97 1732
S side1st to N side 2nd Pyramid 5159.7 250.23 250
S side 2nd to N side 3rd Pyramid 8856.1 429.49 429.5
Distances from East to West ...
W side 1st to W side 2nd Pyramid 12868.8 624.09 624
W side 2nd to W side 3rd Pyramid 7289.5 353.52 353.5
E side1st to W side 3rd Pyramid 29227.2 1417.42 1417.5
W side1st to E side 2nd Pyramid 4393.9 213.09 213
W side 2nd to E side 3rd Pyramid 3135.9 152.08 152


© J.A.R. Legon

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