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Common scale Ezekiel's scale Measure Millimeters Inches Millimeters Inches Cubit 444.25 1749 518.29 20.405 Span 222.12 8.745 259.14 10.202 Handbreadth 74.04 2.91 74.04 2.91 Finger 18.51 0.72 18.51 0.72 TABLE 3 Great Pyramid at Gizeh
, Khufu 20.620 [+ or -] -005 Second Khafra 20.64 [+ or -] -03 Granite temple 20.68 [+ or -] -02 Third Pyramid Menkaura 20.71 [+ or -] .02 Peribolus walls 20.69 [+ or -] -02 Great Pyramid of Dahshur (?) 20.58 [+ or -] -02 Pyramid at Sakkara Pepi 20.51 [+ or -] -02 Fourth to sixth dynasty, mean of all 20.63 [+ or -] -02 TABLE 4 Egyptian common cubit 18.24 inches Egyptian royal cubit 20.64 inches Great Assyrian cubit 25.26 inches Beladi cubit 21.88 inches Black cubit 20.28 inches TABLE 5: Middle East names and dimensions for the cubit and related measures.
"So the question was: How could the Sumerians, who were not supposed to be aware of the pyramids and who preceded those pharaohs who are credited with building the Gizeh
pyramids, describe something that was not built yet?
(46) The geography Joan brings with her in the play centers around Egypt, including specific references to Cairo and Gizeh
. When Joan's husband Mark's name comes up, he is anxiously described by one character as a "useful fellow ...
The sides and heights of the pyramids of Cheops and of Sneferu at Gizeh
are constructed in the ratio 11:7.
Jardiel here took aim at the obvious ossification of the Spanish stage -and the audience who preferred it that way in a complacency that "no ha cambiado al traves de los tiempos [y] sigue invariable, como la esfinge de Gizeh
, el asesinato por la espalda y las enfermedades del bazo" (OC, I, 103).