> WHAT ROT! Dr Trogolodyte,
> Just drag a line from the East end of that "Boat
> Pit" to Easter Island and note the heading.
> You are playing with grains of sand at the Boat
> Pit end.
> You need help!
> CONTACT GOOGLE.
As qualified in the Reply Post Great Circles and Small Circles:
”Any three points will unavoidably be connected by either a Great Circle (a plane that divides the full circumference of Earth, with its center-point at the Earth’s axial midpoint), or a Small Circle (a plane that divides the planet into unequal portions not passing through Earth’s axial midpoint).”
In this instance, the three points were of your choosing. These points are approximately connected by a line on Google Earth, as they represent three points on a ‘Small Circle’. Unfortunately, for your position, the “heading” [more correctly, Bearing] is not as you described.
In the quoted Post above you provided the following data:
• ”The 3rd boat pit centreline has a heading of 75.75 degrees.”
• ”…a distance of 16170 Kilometers.”
Previously, you posted the image below with the following references [right to left]:
• “Boat pit G1 East Side”
• ”Easter Is.”
Note: My calculations utilized the midpoint of the Boat Pit’s ‘centerline’, as the “East Side” was not mentioned in the quoted information employed in my above referenced Reply Post to MDaines. The difference is approximately 22 meters (72 feet); negligible across the stated distance of 16,170 km…“grains of sand” notwithstanding…
The second datum, referenced only as ”NASCA” [Nazca], is an ill-defined location. It is recognized as ”a city and system of valleys on the southern coast of Peru”. [see: Wiki] While not mentioned explicitly, the only conceivable relevance to the current discussion is to the “Nazca Lines”, which lie approximately 24 kilometers (15 miles) to the west-northwest of the municipality.
(Again without specificity) the terminus is noted as “Easter Island” [Google Maps: 27° 6' 45.06" S, 109° 21' 3" W].
With these three points, two Google Earth maps were generated to determine the individual arc segment bearings (note the published bearings); the first is from the center point of Khufu’s Causeway Boat Pit to the coordinates of the Nazca Lines [264.77°]:
The second is from the coordinates of the Nazca Lines to the coordinates of Easter Island [243.14°]:
Note: 264.77° - 243.14° = difference 21.63°; neither of these Bearings match the designated Reverse Azimuth of 284.25° (75.75°). [264.77° ≠ 243.14° ≠284.25°]
As illustrated in my subsequent Reply Post to MDaines, Great Circles and Small Circles and Easter Island, an arc segment projected at the designated ”Azimuth of 75.75° = Bearing of 284.25° = 284° 15' 0"” terminates ”in the South Pacific Ocean” at ”16° 53' 28.21" S, 113° 47' 29.92" W”…approximately ”1,215 km north-northwest of Easter Island”, and passes nowhere near the Nazca Lines.
One last point of paramount consideration is the matter of ‘relevance’. Even if the proposal were not prima facially specious, what would be the significance of relating the constructions of Khufu (+/- 2589–2566 B.C.), the constructions of the Nazca people (+/- 100 B.C.-A.D. 700), and the constructions of the Polynesian inhabitants of Easter Island (+/- A.D. 1100–1680)? These three cultures differed not only in great distance, but also in great spans of time. The ‘relevance’ they each share is the characteristic nature of creative, industrious, talented humans; ’three points on a Small Circle’.
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