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The Great Pyramid and the Sacred Cubit

Jun 28, 2008
Sir Issac Newton is credited with the discovery that the Great Pyramid was constructed on two different units of measurements called cubits. One he called "profane" and the other he called "sacred." Based on Greaves and other investigators' measurements of the King's Chamber.

The profane cubit: was computed when 20.63 British inches produced a room with an even length of cubits: 20x10. However, the other cubit (sacred) Newton derived from Josephus's description of the circumference of the pillars of the Temple at Jerusalem.

The sacred cubit is designated in the form of a horseshoe projection, known as the "Boss" on the face of the Granite Leaf in the Ante-Chamber of the Great Pyramid. By application of this unit of measurement it was discovered to be subdivided into 25 equal parts known now as: Pyramid inches.

While Newton held to the view that the cubit was between 24.80 and 25.02 British inches, he also believed the figure could be more refined through additional measurements of the Great Pyramid and other Hebrew pre-monarchy buildings.

Newton's research is recorded in a report titled "A dissertation upon the Sacred Cubit of the Jews and the Cubits of several nations; in which, from the Dimensions of the Great Pyramid, as taken by John Greaves, the profane cubit is determined.

But the calculations made by Newton were in error, because they were based upon inaccurate measurements made by John Greaves. Evidently there was much debris at the base of the pyramid which caused Greaves to be slightly in error.
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About the author: Ken Klein is a independent film producer and investigator. His examinations have brought to light mysteries surrounding the Great Pyramid. For a free tour of the Great Pyramid get his free Great Pyramid walk though video.
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