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Talk:Giza pyramids

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Other weird theories[edit]

In the section there is a link from "there is no way the Egyptian civilization was capable of designing and building such structures" to the RW Racism article. Is it really racism when what is the subject of incredulity here is an ancient civilization? Shouldn't that be 'ancient-civilization-ism'? I think that link is a bit inappropriate and suggest removing it. Nullahnung (talk) 11:20, 22 July 2013 (UTC)

I followed through on the above suggestion and also added another reference to the section to a great essay that discusses how Egyptians could have managed what they did. Nullahnung (talk) 04:56, 24 July 2013 (UTC)

My 'theory' that 'the ancients did it and #deliberately# left no information on the subject partly to annoy their descendants', they had no TV/computer games to distract them, and 'because they could do it, partly to impress their gods and any visitors to the locality' is rather more plausible. (talk) 15:35, 11 December 2015 (UTC)

True North[edit]

The sides of the square base of the pyramids are closely aligned to the four cardinal compass points... within 4 arc minutes of true north. I'm not sure why this is not in the article, except perhaps because it cannot be mocked as "woo". (talk) 22:42, 9 December 2017 (UTC)

The map does quite clearly demonstrate the alignment. Honestly, I'm not really sure where it could be mentioned. I would guess the alignment would be related to observation of where the sun rises and sets, nothing out of the ordinary. —Kazitor, pending 23:31, 9 December 2017 (UTC)
But what about precession? To what extent can 'True North' be 'discovered' using sundial-equivalents, the pole-star then (Thuban, apparently and simple calculations? Anna Livia (talk) 11:37, 22 October 2018 (UTC)

Another link[edit]

Is [1] a suitable link? Anna Livia (talk) 11:37, 22 October 2018 (UTC)