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Hello MDaines; you wrote: ”We are not actually discussing a line created by three points of location. The whole interest of the Great Pyramid eastern façade boat pit is that it is not a point but an oblong, a lengthwise shape that allows, in the same way as an arrow or a road sign, to point towards another place. In this particular case, the 3rd boat pit can be said to point at Easter Island after passing through Nazca. If turned in a slightly different direction, it would no doubt have pointed elsewhere and probably proved a disappointment on that score.

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Of course, I can’t vouch for any of the above but the direction of the boat pit with regard to Easter Island seems pretty sure thanks to Google Earth.”

It is unclear as to what data was applied to Google Earth to reach the conclusion that the axis of Khufu’s Causeway Boat Pit points toward Easter Island ”in the same way as an arrow or a road sign”.

Ostensibly, this information is based on figures contained in a previous Post above stating:
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”The 3rd boat pit centreline has a heading of 75.75 degrees.

Follow that bearing around the globe using the line tool in Google Earth and you will run through/on EASTER ISLAND at a distance of 16170 Kilometers.”

Utilizing an online bearing and distance calculator, the following assumed details were applied:

• +/- Center-point of the Boat Pit Axis = 29° 58’ 45.55” N, 31° 08’ 10.59” E
• Azimuth of 75.75° = Bearing of 284.25° = 284° 15' 0"
• Distance = 16170 km





The resulting calculation reveals a terminus in the South Pacific Ocean of 16° 53' 28.21" S, 113° 47' 29.92" W. Google Maps identifies the coordinates of Easter Island as 27° 6' 45.06" S, 109° 21' 3" W.





The South Pacific location is +/- 1,215 km north-northwest of Easter Island.

The sum and substance of the claim is unproven. The stated Azimuth/Bearing does not point to Easter Island, or “Nazca” (whatever that may mean).



Dr. Troglodyte


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The Three Stone Ships from the East - of the Giza Plateau 3568 MDaines 22-Feb-19 09:52
Re: The Three Stone Ships from the East - of the Giza Plateau 517 Thanos5150 22-Feb-19 16:15
Re: The Three Stone Ships from the East - of the Giza Plateau 397 MDaines 23-Feb-19 18:01
Re: The Three Stone Ships from the East - of the Giza Plateau 367 Thanos5150 24-Feb-19 03:06
Re: The Three Stone Ships from the East - of the Giza Plateau 364 Eddie Larry 22-Feb-19 18:39
Re: The Three Stone Ships from the East - of the Giza Plateau 360 cladking 22-Feb-19 20:12
Re: The Three Stone Ships from the East - of the Giza Plateau 358 MDaines 23-Feb-19 07:40
Re: The Three Stone Ships from the East - of the Giza Plateau 315 cladking 23-Feb-19 14:28
Re: The Three Stone Ships from the East - of the Giza Plateau 317 MDaines 23-Feb-19 15:23
Re: The Three Stone Ships from the East - of the Giza Plateau 268 cladking 02-Mar-19 16:31
Re: The Three Stone Ships from the East - of the Giza Plateau 307 Eddie Larry 23-Feb-19 16:24
Re: The Three Stone Ships from the East - of the Giza Plateau 312 Spiros 25-Feb-19 00:41
On the subject of Zechariah Sitchin 360 MDaines 25-Feb-19 14:49
Re: On the subject of Zechariah Sitchin 281 Spiros 04-Mar-19 01:11
The Exalted Sumero-Greek EN 289 MDaines 04-Mar-19 18:24
A Big Ask 350 Dr. Troglodyte 26-Feb-19 01:27
Re: A Big Ask 278 MDaines 26-Feb-19 14:25
Re: A Big Ask 342 Dr. Troglodyte 26-Feb-19 17:14
Re: A Big Ask 256 MDaines 26-Feb-19 19:30
Re: A Big Ask 268 Barbelo 26-Feb-19 20:23
Re: A Big Ask 278 MDaines 27-Feb-19 12:13
Re: A Big Ask 223 Barbelo 27-Feb-19 20:28
Re: A Big Ask 234 MDaines 28-Feb-19 14:05
Re: A Big Ask 254 Barbelo 28-Feb-19 19:59
Re: A Big Ask 285 Thanos5150 01-Mar-19 00:46
Re: A Big Ask 277 Barbelo 01-Mar-19 01:19
Re: A Big Ask 302 Thanos5150 01-Mar-19 05:20
Re: A Weird Ask 284 Barbelo 01-Mar-19 11:13
Re: A Weird Ask 278 Thanos5150 02-Mar-19 05:12
Re: A Weird Ask 266 Barbelo 02-Mar-19 07:06
Re: A Big Ask 251 MDaines 01-Mar-19 18:35
Re: A Big Ask 246 Barbelo 01-Mar-19 21:42
Re: A Big Ask 270 Thanos5150 28-Feb-19 03:33
Re: A Big Ask 247 Thanos5150 28-Feb-19 17:11
Re: A Big Ask 248 MDaines 28-Feb-19 18:08
Heliopolis 263 Barbelo 28-Feb-19 20:18
Midpoint Sunrise-Sunset 321 Dr. Troglodyte 04-Mar-19 23:56
Re: Midpoint Sunrise-Sunset 275 MDaines 10-Mar-19 14:41
Re: Midpoint Sunrise-Sunset 279 Dr. Troglodyte 12-Mar-19 00:17
Re: Midpoint Sunrise-Sunset 244 MDaines 15-Mar-19 07:17
Re: Midpoint Sunrise-Sunset 312 Dr. Troglodyte 15-Mar-19 16:41
Re: The Three Stone Ships from the East - of the Giza Plateau 303 molder 26-Feb-19 21:23
Re: The Three Stone Ships from the East - of the Giza Plateau 286 MDaines 27-Feb-19 12:06
Three Wise Men 246 MDaines 02-Mar-19 15:31
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Re: Harran and the Sabians 256 MDaines 07-Mar-19 08:20
On the subject of Ebla and the Feather of Truth 247 MDaines 08-Mar-19 08:57
Re: The Three Stone Ships from the East - of the Giza Plateau 295 Broker 14-Mar-19 03:25
Re: The Three Stone Ships from the East - of the Giza Plateau 238 MDaines 17-Mar-19 09:11
Re: The Three Stone Ships from the East - of the Giza Plateau 249 SandyJesse 18-Apr-19 04:33
Celestial navigation and the ship 220 MDaines 23-Apr-19 07:21
Re: Celestial navigation and the ship 223 SandyJesse 25-Apr-19 01:50
Re: Celestial navigation and the ship 223 SandyJesse 30-Apr-19 05:16
Re: The Three Stone Ships from the East - of the Giza Plateau 200 seasmith 03-May-19 22:24
Re: The Three Stone Ships from the East - of the Giza Plateau 195 MDaines 04-May-19 08:28
Re: The Three Stone Ships from the East - of the Giza Plateau 186 seasmith 05-May-19 01:39
BEFORE BABEL The Crystal Tongue 216 MDaines 09-May-19 09:46
Re: BEFORE BABEL The Crystal Tongue 205 SandyJesse 12-May-19 09:58
Re: BEFORE BABEL The Crystal Tongue 183 MDaines 12-May-19 10:22
Re: BEFORE BABEL The Crystal Tongue 178 SandyJesse 14-May-19 05:21
Re: BEFORE BABEL The Crystal Tongue 171 MDaines 14-May-19 07:46
Re: BEFORE BABEL The Crystal Tongue 191 SandyJesse 16-May-19 03:19
Re: The Three Stone Ships from the East - of the Giza Plateau 167 drew 15-May-19 01:21
Re: The Three Stone Ships from the East - of the Giza Plateau 155 Barbelo 15-May-19 10:48
Re: The Three Stone Ships from the East - of the Giza Plateau 192 drew 15-May-19 23:59
Re: The Three Stone Ships from the East - of the Giza Plateau 168 Barbelo 16-May-19 01:45
Re: The Three Stone Ships from the East - of the Giza Plateau 139 drew 18-Jun-19 02:15
Re: The Three Stone Ships from the East - of the Giza Plateau 135 Barbelo 18-Jun-19 02:43
Re: The Three Stone Ships from the East - of the Giza Plateau 175 hendrik dirker 18-Jun-19 06:59
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Solstice & the epoch1250 BC 258 hendrik dirker 20-Jun-19 07:02
Re: The Three Stone Ships from the East - of the Giza Plateau 167 MDaines 15-May-19 11:00
Re: The Three Stone Ships from the East - of the Giza Plateau 181 Horatech 15-May-19 12:10
To Easter Island? 177 MDaines 15-May-19 18:10
Re: To Easter Island? 175 Horatech 16-May-19 06:56
Re: To Easter Island? 167 Horatech 16-May-19 23:48
Re: To Easter Island? 189 Horatech 17-May-19 06:25
Re: To Easter Island? 147 Barbelo 17-May-19 10:53
Re: To Easter Island? 185 MDaines 17-May-19 11:41
What A Shame 162 Barbelo 17-May-19 21:14
Re: What A Shame 184 MDaines 18-May-19 07:57
Great Circles and Small Circles 168 Dr. Troglodyte 18-May-19 17:34
Re: Great Circles and Small Circles and Easter Island 197 MDaines 18-May-19 19:09
Re: Great Circles and Small Circles and Easter Island 166 Dr. Troglodyte 19-May-19 17:07
Going Round in Circles and then to Easter Island? 203 MDaines 19-May-19 18:10
Re: Going Round in Circles and then to Easter Island? 186 Horatech 25-May-19 10:53
Re: Great Circles and Small Circles and Easter Island 188 Horatech 20-May-19 07:33
Re: Great Circles and Small Circles and Easter Island 166 Horatech 21-May-19 09:52
Re: Great Circles and Small Circles and Easter Island 192 Dr. Troglodyte 21-May-19 18:30
Re: Great Circles, Small Circles, Easter Island 218 MDaines 23-May-19 07:51
Re: Great Circles, Small Circles, Easter Island 191 Horatech 23-May-19 10:48
Re: Great Circles, Small Circles, Easter Island 175 MDaines 23-May-19 17:07
Re: Great Circles, Small Circles, Easter Island 192 Horatech 24-May-19 08:12
Re: Great Circles, Small Circles, Easter Island 215 Dr. Troglodyte 23-May-19 16:05
Re: Great Circles, Small Circles, Easter Island 187 MDaines 23-May-19 17:05
Re: Great Circles, Small Circles, Easter Island 215 Dr. Troglodyte 23-May-19 17:31
Re: Great Circles and Small Circles and Easter Island 223 Horatech 27-May-19 10:30
Re: What A Shame 168 Barbelo 19-May-19 20:48
Re: To Easter Island? 162 Horatech 18-May-19 09:28
Re: To Easter Island? 148 Eddie Larry 17-May-19 15:11
Re: To Easter Island? 157 Horatech 18-May-19 14:58
Re: The Three Stone Ships from the East - of the Giza Plateau 179 drew 15-May-19 23:57
Re: The Three Stone Ships from the East - of the Giza Plateau 178 MDaines 16-May-19 06:14
Re: The Three Stone Ships from the East - of the Giza Plateau 163 drew 16-May-19 06:42
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Re: ps 150 Barbelo 16-May-19 11:11
Re: ps 168 MDaines 16-May-19 12:10
Re: ps 188 Thanos5150 16-May-19 16:06
Re: ps 187 Barbelo 16-May-19 21:00
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