Egyptologists have identified at least two sets of overlapping hieroglyphics in this picture. So, what we see is a palimpsest, something that never was intended to be seen like it is now. It used to be that only one set of hieroglyphs had been visible, first one then the other. Then the plaster fell out of the stone. (click image right)
What could rival such solid science?
Solon, Plato, Pythagoras, and other Greeks went to Egypt as the place to get the very best education. Back in Greece, they spoke of the secrets of the Egyptian Temple. Pythagoras taught novelties - the Golden Section, and what is now known as his triangle. Having left no writings, he staked no claim to discoveries attributed to him in later times.
By Ockham’s Razor, the simplest explanation would be that Pythagoras, who reached the top echelon of the Egyptian Temple, had unlimited access to all its secrets - like the Golden section. He left no writings, because he disseminated his knowledge in secret - to selected initiates. It is patently obvious that this mode of behaviour is his legacy from the Egyption institution. A mathematician hardly ever wishes to keep his achievements secret.
Due to their discretion, Pythagoreans are tabbed as a cult. The distinguished keepers of knowledge get slammed for preserving the secrets of the Egyptian Temple for us. Egypt had a religion, and the Pythagoreans were its extension in Greece, like Solon, and like Plato. These men founded academies and disseminated knowledge. Therefore, dubbing them cultists is unjust if not malicious.
Granting the possession of secrets by the Egyptian Temple, why should some of those not be perpetuated in enigmatic scenes created out of hieroglyphical Lego?
Our Abydos inscription holds one crucial ingredient - the secret of the Golden Section, to which Egyptology is so steadfastly oblivious. Suppose, we can show this fact to be true - Why the secret geometry? It guarantees and dignifies the scene of the Abydos Helicopter, by endowing it with the unalterable logic of the Golden Section, thus making it the opposite to the concept of chaotic palimpsests.
Can anyone just fire up a CAD program, and recreate the area under the helicopter in its exact main proportions from memory?
Absolutely, this engraving follows a general case from Geometry.
The layout of the area of what is known as the Abydos Helicopter is a study on the basic Golden Section, with emphasis on Golden Rectangles as products. All objects are in the required proportions, and repose in defined positions: