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Synopsis of treatise


Number and Divinity in Ancient Egypt

Leslie Greenhill


Number and Divinity in Ancient Egypt is an original newly-completed work of 382 pages. The treatise details the remarkable source and purpose for the designs of all the main ancient Egyptian pyramids. The designs are, as well, the birthplace of the principal tools of systemised science, trade and commerce: weights and measures. Along with the pyramid designs, all the key linear units of measurement of ancient Egypt, Greece and Imperial Rome, including units still used in some countries today, are generated in one astonishing geometric configuration. Even the various digit divisions of the linear measures are engendered naturally in the configuration in the measures themselves.

The surprising shape and dimensions of one of history’s most famous weights is disclosed in the treatise. The weight is a design marvel likely to command considerable public interest.

The treatise also includes:

    • a comprehensive description and analysis of a previously undetected design strategy used by ancient Egyptians to record arithmetical and geometrical feats and information in the internal and external designs of the Great Pyramid and other pyramids, as well as the entire Giza layout;

    • (No complex formulas are involved: readers are only required to deal with basic arithmetic and geometry.)

    • a study of an ingenious two and three-dimensional crosschecking component in the design system that enables the intended measurements for all major architectural features to be recovered despite errors of workmanship or damage over time;

    • demonstrated proof that the Greek philosopher Plato, who visited Egypt, knew the system and concealed key aspects of it in his writings, notably in the Republic and Critias;

    • an examination of the extraordinary geometric configuration that generates the system.

Detailed evidence of the existence and extensive usage of the design system in antiquity is provided. Data has been obtained from authoritative sources all of which are furnished in footnotes and endnotes.

The proofs include the unveiling of some of the most prodigious and purposeful arithmetical accomplishments in history. Those hidden in Plato’s writings are especially inventive.

An aspect of the ancient Egyptian design system has an unusual link with contemporary Chaos Theory through an iterative geometric process.

The following highly-condensed version of the treatise - an essay entitled An analysis of an undetected design strategy and encrypted arithmetical feats in the Giza pyramid complex, ancient Egyptian metrology, and in the layout of Plato’s Atlantis - adequately demonstrates the validity of the contentions.

The treatise also contains examples of the utilisation of the same design system by the Roman architect Vitruvius (fl. 1st cent. BC), author of The Ten Books on Architecture, the oldest surviving work on the subject.

Number and Divinity in Ancient Egypt is the culmination of 15 years of research in Australia, Europe and Egypt and has taken five years to write.

The computational feats and designs in the work are without parallel in the modern experience. Only made known to high-ranking members of particular Mystery cults in antiquity, the layouts of the configuration and a related religious artefact manifest what are likely to be adjudged the most influential geometric compositions ever produced. A specimen of the artefact exists and is stored in one of the world’s leading museums.


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