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Who has now not visible an image of the nice Pyramid of Egypt, enormous in dimension yet deceptively basic match, and never questioned how that form was resolute?

beginning within the overdue eighteenth century, 11 major theories have been proposed to provide an explanation for the form of the nice Pyramid. even supposing a few of these theories are popular, there hasn't ever been an in depth exam in their origins and dissemination. two decades of study utilizing unique and difficult-to-obtain resource fabric has allowed Roger Herz-Fischler to piece jointly the fascinating tale of those theories. Archaeological proof and old Egyptian mathematical texts are mentioned for you to position the theories of their right ancient context. The theories themselves are tested, no longer as summary mathematical discourses, yet as writings through person authors, either popular and imprecise, who have been inspired via the highbrow and social weather in their time.

between effects mentioned are the shut hyperlinks of a few of the pyramid theories with different theories, equivalent to the speculation of evolution, in addition to the connection among the pyramid theories and the fight opposed to the advent of the metric procedure. Of certain notice is the bankruptcy studying how a few theories unfold while others have been rejected.

This ebook has been written to be obtainable to a large viewers, but 4 appendixes, distinctive endnotes and an exhaustive bibliography supply experts with the references anticipated in a scholarly paintings.

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