The Geometry of the Great Pyramid
Pyramidographia is a project to provide detailed engineering drawings of the Great Pyramid at Giza. The Great Pyramid has been measured many times and countless theories about the origin and supposed meaning of its geometry have been proposed.
Detailed information about the geometry of the Great Pyramid can be found in many places on the internet. Flinders Petries The Pyramids and Temples of Gizeh has been digitised by Ronald Birdsal and the Giza Plateau Maping Project (University of Chicago and AERA) has created an accurate model of the plateau. The Guardian’s Egypt website contains a great collection of detailed photographs and Rudolph Gantenbrink has provided detailed information about the channels in the pyramid. Another invaluable resource are the Giza Archives at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. This includes a full pdf version of the very detailed work on pyramid geometry by Maragioglio and Rinaldi.
Problem with this data is that the Petrie book is very hard to read because it does not contain many plans and sections and the raw data of the Giza Plateau Mapping Project is not available to the public. I thus decided to create my own drawings.
These drawings are prepared in QCAD and should be printed on A3 paper to retain the scale. Only one drawing has been completed till date.
- Site plan
- General Layout
- Middle Chamber
- Ante chamber
- Upper Chamber