Description
The main body of the pyramid was
constructed of 2ton blocks of yellow limestone, covered by a white limestone casing,
which gave the Pyramid a smooth, polished exterior. During the last 1,000 years,
however, vandals have removed most of the casing stones.
Inside, the Pyramid has a system of
passages and chambers, carefully constructed of polished white limestone and red granite.
No inscriptions or mummy was ever
found within the Great Pyramid. 

Height  486 Feet
Length of Side  761 Feet
Area  13 Acres

Size
In sheer mass, the Great
Pyramid dwarfs all other buildings in the world. Its ninety million cubic feet of
solid rock weighs 6,840,000 tons! That is enough stone to build a sidewalk 3 inches
thick and 2 feet wide around the world!
The number and weight of
the Great Pyramid's stones would be comparable to a pile of 3,000,000 cars!
The Great Pyramid is as
tall as a 40story building. The circuit of the Great Pyramid's base is over 1/2
miles. 


Workmanship
Architects and builders in every age
have been amazed at the precision work of the ancient artisans.
The interior casing stones, some of
them weighing 50 tons, were cut to an accuracy within 1/50 of an inch.
The joints between stones can
scarcely be detected with the naked eye.
The mortar between the stones was so
strong that after thousands of years, the stones shattered before the cement would yield. 



The Pleiades 
Polar
Star 



Astronomy
Not only does the Great pyramid face
north, but the entrance passage is a polar star pointer.
The long, narrow tunnel of the
descending passage is like an observatory which points straight to the North Star.
The walls of that tunnel are aligned
to within 1/50 of an inch over a distance of 150 feet. 

Distance
to the Sun
At noonday the pinnacle of the
Pyramid points to the sun.
Does the height of the Pyramid give
us a clue to the distance to the sun?
A person climbing the Pyramid would
find that for every 10 feet of progress toward the middle of the Pyramid, he would have
climbed 9 feet toward the top. This suggests a number: 10~9.
Multiplying the total height of the
Pyramid by 10~9, the answer is found to be 91,840,000 miles. That is exactly 1,000
million Pyramids would reach to the sun!

Distance to the Sun
Height X 10~9 =
91,840,000 Miles 
Time
Features
The length of the Pyramid's base side
is 761 feet. What is it in the Pyramid measure? It is 365.242 pyramids cubits
 precisely the number of days in a year!
If we were to stretch a line around
the base of the Pyramid, and then measure it, what would its length tell us? The
number of pyramid inches in that line would be exactly the number of days in one century! 


The
Cardinal Points
What is true north? That is not
as easy a question as it might seem. A modern magnetic compass is usually off by 3
to 4 degrees.
But the builders of the Great Pyramid
found true North to within less than 0o5' of arc! This accuracy has never been
equaled in any building to the present day. 
Perimeter of black square =
Circumference of brown circle.
Area of black square =
Area of brown circle. 
"The
squaring of the circle"
...has been one of man's most
difficult mathematical challenges. Yet the Great Pyramid by its proportions is a
physical solution to that problem.
Twice the height of the pyramid,
divided by the distance around the base equals "pi" [representing the number
3.14159]. Also, the area of the Great Pyramid's base equals "pi" times the
height of the pyramid squared. The Pyramid is accurate in these proportions to
within one part in 10,000.
Such accuracy in computing the
"pi" proportion was not rediscovered until the 6th century A.D.  more than
2,500 years after the Pyramid's construction!


Key
to its Own Location
The Great Pyramid's peculiar passage
angle (26o18'9.7") tells its location more accurately than can a surveyor's sextant.
An imaginary line extending from the
Pyramid's entrance passage, out into space, would cross the earth's axis of rotation at a
distance precisely 7 earth diameters away from the center of the earth.
If the Pyramid were built even 100
feet away from its site, or if the passage angle were minutely different, or if the earth
were a fraction larger or smaller  this remarkable property would be lost! 
N 
10,000,000 meters


10,000,000
Pyramid
Cubits

S 

The
Great Pyramid's Measurements
The world's standard of
measure is the meter  supposedly one 10millionth of the curved line along the earth's
surface from the North pole to the equator.
Sir John Herschel, a
leading British astronomer in the early 1800's, suggested that a better standard would be
the one 10millionth of the earth's half axis  the straight line from the pole to the
center of the earth.
Unknown to Herschel,
this distance had been the measuring rod of the Great Pyramid 4,000 years before! 