According to the calculations of Letronne, the Great Pyramid must have been 482 feet high when it was complete.
These observations are to be found in one of the early works of Letronne.
The translation follows the proposed corrections of Letronne and Kramer.
Letronne translates Πτολεμαῒς πρὸς τῇ θήρᾳ as Ptolemaïs Epitheras; see c. iv.
Letronne supposes Thisica to be meant, mentioned by Ptolemy, iv.
Groskurd reads Tinx, and also with Letronne observes that our author has mistaken two places for one.
Letronne and Groskurd both agree that ξύλινα is rightly to be translated, “of cotton.”
Letronne corrects this reading to 2000, which is the number given by Polybius and Arrian.
These words, as Letronne remarked à propos of this passage, combine the ideas of a tiled roof and of one with a ridge.