Wednesday, 8 June 2011

Red paint pyramid hieroglyphs are 'engineering numbers'

The mysterious markings in red paint found within the Great Pyramid by a camera-carrying robot are likely numerals used by builders, it has been claimed.

Luca Miatello, an independent researcher who specializes on ancient Egyptian mathematics, believes he has some answers.

"The markings are hieratic numerical signs. They read from right to left, meaning 100, 20, 1. The builders simply recorded the total length of the shaft: 121 cubits," Miatello told Discovery News

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