Adams, Walter M.  
The house of the hidden places: a clue to the creed of early Egypt from Egyptian sources — London, 1895

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v.] The Light and the Grand Pyramid. 153

observation ; and a diagram representing their
mutual relations will offer the appearance of
a house having many stories, with a small
platform at the summit, since near the zenith
the true and apparent positions are identical
(and the only motion is that of transit)—that
is to say, we shall have the appearance of the
Grand Pyramid when the casing-stones are

If then, on the first day of the (Egyptian)
new year—when the sun is about fourteen
hours visible above the horizon at Memphis
—an observation be taken every two minutes
(four observations for the period occupied by
any ray in reaching the earth from the sun)
there will be altogether about four hundred and
forty observations, making two hundred and
twenty courses of ascent and descent, of which
a certain number will be wanting at the top
since at the zenith there is no refraction. But
this is precisely the case in the Pyramid of
Light; the number of existing courses 1

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