The architectural complexes composed by the two main pyramids of Giza together with their temples show various geometrical features in their project. Such features are intimately connected with the observation of the cycle of the sun during the year and with the corresponding symbolic and religious thought of the ancient Egyptians, and strongly point to a common project for both complexes. These issues are investigated here from an interdisciplinary point of view, taking into account the relationships of the monuments with the visible landscape.

GEOMETRICAL AND ASTRONOMICAL REFERENCESIN THE PROJECT OF THE TWO MAIN PYRAMID’S COMPLEXES OF GIZA, EGYPT

MAGLI, GIULIO
2008-01-01

Abstract

The architectural complexes composed by the two main pyramids of Giza together with their temples show various geometrical features in their project. Such features are intimately connected with the observation of the cycle of the sun during the year and with the corresponding symbolic and religious thought of the ancient Egyptians, and strongly point to a common project for both complexes. These issues are investigated here from an interdisciplinary point of view, taking into account the relationships of the monuments with the visible landscape.
Aplimath 2008
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