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Old 06-13-2007, 10:20 AM   #32
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"In the Lime Light"

Certain metal oxides emit more short wavelength light when heated than would be expected if the emission were due to incandescence alone. This was first found during the 1820’s when a young fellow by the name of Goldsworthy Gurney (later Sir Goldsworthy Gurney) played the flame of his oxy-hydrogen burner, that he had invented (MR. GURNEY’s BLOW PIPE), on various substances including a lump of lime (calcium oxide). He found that the lime gave off a brilliant white light. This near ‘point source’ of light was found to be ideal, in conjunction with lenses, to make optical systems that were soon put to use in lighthouses and in the theatre (the first spot lights), hence, to be ‘in the lime-light’. The hydrogen and oxygen gasses were stored separately in bags or bladders that were compressed with weights in order to provide sufficient pressure to feed the burners [2]. Visiting the theatre must have been rather hazardous in those days!

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When the Great Pyramid of Giza was built it was covered in highly polished limestone. It has been striped away by looters. The Great Pyramid would heat up during the day and right after sun set it would glow in the dark or be luminous.

Casing Stones of the Great Pyramid
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An Italian named Captain Caviglia was sized by the mystery of the Great Pyramid and decided to give up the sea and explore the pyramid. Believe it or not, Caviglia cleaned out the bat dung from Davison's Chamber and turned it into an apartment in which he resided. Caviglia was able to clean out the debris in the Well Shaft where it connected with the descending passage.

However, it was Colonel Howard Vyse who, in 1837, at the expense of a large fortune, and after seven months of work, with over a hundred assistants, brought the Great Pyramid within the sphere of modern scientific investigation. Colonel Vyse re-opened the forced entry made originally by Al Mamoun early in the ninth century AD. He also rediscovered the corner-sockets previously uncovered by the French in 1799. When Vyse decided to clear away some debris by the pyramid, he discovered two of the original polished limestone casing stones.

Sir Issac Newton's study of the Great Pyramid of Giza
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Not many people know of an obscure work by the famous Sir Isaac Newton entitled:

"A Dissertation upon the Sacred Cubit of the Jews and the Cubits of several Nations: in which, from the Dimensions of the Greatest Pyramid, as taken by Mr. John Greaves, the ancient Cubit of Memphis is determined".

Newton had an obsession of establishing the value of the "cubit" of the ancient Egyptians. This was no mere curiosity. His Theory of Gravitation was dependent on an accurate knowledge of the circumference of the earth. The only figures he currently had were the inaccurate calculations of Eratosthenes and his followers. With these figures his theory did not work out.

Newton felt that if he could find the exact length of the Egyptian "cubit", this would allow him to find the exact length of their "stadium", reputed by others to bear a relation to a "geographical degree". This measurement, which he needed for his theory of gravitation, he believed to be somehow enshrined in the proportions of the Great Pyramid. Thus, he would have the necessary measurements for his Theory of Gravitation.

He used the measurements of the base of the pyramid arrived by Greaves and Burattini in his calculations. Since there was much accumulated debris at the base of the pyramid, there figures were inaccurate. Thus the false measurements of the base failed to give Newton the answer he was looking for.

Newton did not work on his Theory of Gravitation for the next several years. In 1671, a French astronomer, Jean Picard, accurately measured a degree of latitude to be 69.1 English statute miles. Using these figures, Newton was able to announce his theory of gravitation. It is that all bodies in the universe attract each other in proportion to the product of their mass and inversely proportional to the square of their distance apart.

The pyramids measurements were forgotten for the time being. In the 1800's there was a revival in looking for astronomical and geophysical values enshrined in the Great Pyramid of Giza.
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