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Strabo, Geography (ed. H.C. Hamilton, Esq., W. Falconer, M.A.) 1 1 Browse Search
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Strabo, Geography (ed. H.C. Hamilton, Esq., W. Falconer, M.A.), BOOK XVII., CHAPTER I. (search)
t. Some idea of the immense labour required may be obtained from considerations such as follow:— The base and height being given, we find for the solid contents— cubic yards. 1. of the great pyramid2,864,000 2. of Chephren2,056,000 3. of Mycerinus211,000 So that if a wall of (three metres) about 9 1/4 feet in height, and a foot ii thickness, were built with the materials of these pyramids, we should have a wall— miles. 1. from the great pyramid in length1626 2. from Chephren or Cheops1167 3. from Mycerinus117 The stones, therefore, of the three pyramids would form such a wall 2910 miles in length, or one sufficient to reach from Alexandreia to the coast of Guinea. Letronne. Three of them are considerable. Two of these are reckoned among the seven wonders [of the world]. They are a stadium in height, and of a quadrangular shape. Their height somewhat exceeds the length of each of the sides.This is a palpable error, and greater than that of Herodotus, who makes the base eq<