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 Foundation of Masonic LigJit. 173

a generation earlier than the estimate of Dr.
Brugsch, which is not designed to be exact),
then, since it occupied thirty years building,
the number of years from the foundation of
the Kalendar to foundation of Pyramid will
be about four hundred and eighty-two; that
is, will correspond with the number of inches
between the entrance and the scored line
which points to the foundation ; while the
interval between the foundation of the Kalendar
and the co-ordination of the Pyramid with the
pole-star (viz. about eight hundred years),
the difference during the inclination (about
4'), corresponds closely with the difference
between the inclinations of the Lower As-
cending Gallery and the Passage of the
Pole-star : so that to such as understood
the meaning of that inclination, the periods
of the star's co-ordination with the entrance
would be foreknown. If this were the prin-
ciple employed—and considering the difficulty
of obtaining exact measures, the points of
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