A Review of Precise Measurements of the Pyramids: A Brief Historical Context

Fallon, Amanda J. & Webb, Robert M. (2006) A Review of Precise Measurements of the Pyramids: A Brief Historical Context. Spatial Science Queensland, 2006(4), pp. 44-47.

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This review discusses the precise surveys of the Egyptian pyramids of Gizeh conducted since the 19th Century. The historical context of the survey work focuses on the equipment and methods used by Sir William M. Flinders Petrie between 1880 and 1882. Some comparisons are made between the results of Petrie’s survey and the results of J.H. Cole’s survey in 1925. Different survey and mapping approaches show how improved measurement technology applied to this historical recording application have resulted in increased spatial accuracy, thereby better defining these ancient structures.

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ID Code: 5139
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: No
Additional Information: Access to the author-version is currently restricted pending permission from the publisher. For more information, please refer to the journal’s website (see link) or contact the author. Author contact details: r.webb@qut.edu.au
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Keywords: Triangulation measurements, Egyptian pyramids, Survey equipment of 1880
ISSN: 1032-3848
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > GEOMATIC ENGINEERING (090900) > Surveying (incl. Hydrographic Surveying) (090906)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2006 Spatial Sciences Institute in Queensland
Deposited On: 06 Oct 2006 00:00
Last Modified: 01 Sep 2010 12:39

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