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Horatech Wrote:
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> 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.


Hello Horatech:

As qualified in the Reply Post Great Circles and Small Circles:
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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”
”NASCA”
”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’.



Dr. Troglodyte


“Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?“ - Decimus Junius Juvenalis


“Numero, Pondere et Mensura“


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Re: The Three Stone Ships from the East - of the Giza Plateau 495 Thanos5150 22-Feb-19 16:15
Re: The Three Stone Ships from the East - of the Giza Plateau 365 MDaines 23-Feb-19 18:01
Re: The Three Stone Ships from the East - of the Giza Plateau 330 Thanos5150 24-Feb-19 03:06
Re: The Three Stone Ships from the East - of the Giza Plateau 342 Eddie Larry 22-Feb-19 18:39
Re: The Three Stone Ships from the East - of the Giza Plateau 330 cladking 22-Feb-19 20:12
Re: The Three Stone Ships from the East - of the Giza Plateau 320 MDaines 23-Feb-19 07:40
Re: The Three Stone Ships from the East - of the Giza Plateau 285 cladking 23-Feb-19 14:28
Re: The Three Stone Ships from the East - of the Giza Plateau 291 MDaines 23-Feb-19 15:23
Re: The Three Stone Ships from the East - of the Giza Plateau 243 cladking 02-Mar-19 16:31
Re: The Three Stone Ships from the East - of the Giza Plateau 281 Eddie Larry 23-Feb-19 16:24
Re: The Three Stone Ships from the East - of the Giza Plateau 285 Spiros 25-Feb-19 00:41
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Re: On the subject of Zechariah Sitchin 256 Spiros 04-Mar-19 01:11
The Exalted Sumero-Greek EN 257 MDaines 04-Mar-19 18:24
A Big Ask 321 Dr. Troglodyte 26-Feb-19 01:27
Re: A Big Ask 255 MDaines 26-Feb-19 14:25
Re: A Big Ask 320 Dr. Troglodyte 26-Feb-19 17:14
Re: A Big Ask 228 MDaines 26-Feb-19 19:30
Re: A Big Ask 244 Barbelo 26-Feb-19 20:23
Re: A Big Ask 253 MDaines 27-Feb-19 12:13
Re: A Big Ask 203 Barbelo 27-Feb-19 20:28
Re: A Big Ask 205 MDaines 28-Feb-19 14:05
Re: A Big Ask 234 Barbelo 28-Feb-19 19:59
Re: A Big Ask 254 Thanos5150 01-Mar-19 00:46
Re: A Big Ask 254 Barbelo 01-Mar-19 01:19
Re: A Big Ask 271 Thanos5150 01-Mar-19 05:20
Re: A Weird Ask 252 Barbelo 01-Mar-19 11:13
Re: A Weird Ask 237 Thanos5150 02-Mar-19 05:12
Re: A Weird Ask 240 Barbelo 02-Mar-19 07:06
Re: A Big Ask 226 MDaines 01-Mar-19 18:35
Re: A Big Ask 224 Barbelo 01-Mar-19 21:42
Re: A Big Ask 247 Thanos5150 28-Feb-19 03:33
Re: A Big Ask 221 Thanos5150 28-Feb-19 17:11
Re: A Big Ask 223 MDaines 28-Feb-19 18:08
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Midpoint Sunrise-Sunset 288 Dr. Troglodyte 04-Mar-19 23:56
Re: Midpoint Sunrise-Sunset 244 MDaines 10-Mar-19 14:41
Re: Midpoint Sunrise-Sunset 251 Dr. Troglodyte 12-Mar-19 00:17
Re: Midpoint Sunrise-Sunset 219 MDaines 15-Mar-19 07:17
Re: Midpoint Sunrise-Sunset 263 Dr. Troglodyte 15-Mar-19 16:41
Re: The Three Stone Ships from the East - of the Giza Plateau 282 molder 26-Feb-19 21:23
Re: The Three Stone Ships from the East - of the Giza Plateau 260 MDaines 27-Feb-19 12:06
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Re: Harran and the Sabians 245 MDaines 03-Mar-19 19:24
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Re: Harran and the Sabians 215 MDaines 06-Mar-19 08:22
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Re: Harran and the Sabians 226 MDaines 07-Mar-19 08:20
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Re: The Three Stone Ships from the East - of the Giza Plateau 260 Broker 14-Mar-19 03:25
Re: The Three Stone Ships from the East - of the Giza Plateau 213 MDaines 17-Mar-19 09:11
Re: The Three Stone Ships from the East - of the Giza Plateau 224 SandyJesse 18-Apr-19 04:33
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Re: Celestial navigation and the ship 199 SandyJesse 25-Apr-19 01:50
Re: Celestial navigation and the ship 199 SandyJesse 30-Apr-19 05:16
Re: The Three Stone Ships from the East - of the Giza Plateau 181 seasmith 03-May-19 22:24
Re: The Three Stone Ships from the East - of the Giza Plateau 173 MDaines 04-May-19 08:28
Re: The Three Stone Ships from the East - of the Giza Plateau 167 seasmith 05-May-19 01:39
BEFORE BABEL The Crystal Tongue 186 MDaines 09-May-19 09:46
Re: BEFORE BABEL The Crystal Tongue 175 SandyJesse 12-May-19 09:58
Re: BEFORE BABEL The Crystal Tongue 162 MDaines 12-May-19 10:22
Re: BEFORE BABEL The Crystal Tongue 153 SandyJesse 14-May-19 05:21
Re: BEFORE BABEL The Crystal Tongue 151 MDaines 14-May-19 07:46
Re: BEFORE BABEL The Crystal Tongue 164 SandyJesse 16-May-19 03:19
Re: The Three Stone Ships from the East - of the Giza Plateau 149 drew 15-May-19 01:21
Re: The Three Stone Ships from the East - of the Giza Plateau 137 Barbelo 15-May-19 10:48
Re: The Three Stone Ships from the East - of the Giza Plateau 169 drew 15-May-19 23:59
Re: The Three Stone Ships from the East - of the Giza Plateau 150 Barbelo 16-May-19 01:45
Re: The Three Stone Ships from the East - of the Giza Plateau 115 drew 18-Jun-19 02:15
Re: The Three Stone Ships from the East - of the Giza Plateau 114 Barbelo 18-Jun-19 02:43
Re: The Three Stone Ships from the East - of the Giza Plateau 153 hendrik dirker 18-Jun-19 06:59
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Re: The Three Stone Ships from the East - of the Giza Plateau 148 MDaines 15-May-19 11:00
Re: The Three Stone Ships from the East - of the Giza Plateau 163 Horatech 15-May-19 12:10
To Easter Island? 156 MDaines 15-May-19 18:10
Re: To Easter Island? 152 Horatech 16-May-19 06:56
Re: To Easter Island? 148 Horatech 16-May-19 23:48
Re: To Easter Island? 163 Horatech 17-May-19 06:25
Re: To Easter Island? 129 Barbelo 17-May-19 10:53
Re: To Easter Island? 165 MDaines 17-May-19 11:41
What A Shame 144 Barbelo 17-May-19 21:14
Re: What A Shame 161 MDaines 18-May-19 07:57
Great Circles and Small Circles 149 Dr. Troglodyte 18-May-19 17:34
Re: Great Circles and Small Circles and Easter Island 177 MDaines 18-May-19 19:09
Re: Great Circles and Small Circles and Easter Island 149 Dr. Troglodyte 19-May-19 17:07
Going Round in Circles and then to Easter Island? 175 MDaines 19-May-19 18:10
Re: Going Round in Circles and then to Easter Island? 162 Horatech 25-May-19 10:53
Re: Great Circles and Small Circles and Easter Island 165 Horatech 20-May-19 07:33
Re: Great Circles and Small Circles and Easter Island 147 Horatech 21-May-19 09:52
Re: Great Circles and Small Circles and Easter Island 164 Dr. Troglodyte 21-May-19 18:30
Re: Great Circles, Small Circles, Easter Island 190 MDaines 23-May-19 07:51
Re: Great Circles, Small Circles, Easter Island 168 Horatech 23-May-19 10:48
Re: Great Circles, Small Circles, Easter Island 152 MDaines 23-May-19 17:07
Re: Great Circles, Small Circles, Easter Island 171 Horatech 24-May-19 08:12
Re: Great Circles, Small Circles, Easter Island 195 Dr. Troglodyte 23-May-19 16:05
Re: Great Circles, Small Circles, Easter Island 165 MDaines 23-May-19 17:05
Re: Great Circles, Small Circles, Easter Island 170 Dr. Troglodyte 23-May-19 17:31
Re: Great Circles and Small Circles and Easter Island 190 Horatech 27-May-19 10:30
Re: What A Shame 147 Barbelo 19-May-19 20:48
Re: To Easter Island? 144 Horatech 18-May-19 09:28
Re: To Easter Island? 130 Eddie Larry 17-May-19 15:11
Re: To Easter Island? 137 Horatech 18-May-19 14:58
Re: The Three Stone Ships from the East - of the Giza Plateau 160 drew 15-May-19 23:57
Re: The Three Stone Ships from the East - of the Giza Plateau 153 MDaines 16-May-19 06:14
Re: The Three Stone Ships from the East - of the Giza Plateau 144 drew 16-May-19 06:42
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Re: ps 130 Barbelo 16-May-19 11:11
Re: ps 148 MDaines 16-May-19 12:10
Re: ps 169 Thanos5150 16-May-19 16:06
Re: ps 168 Barbelo 16-May-19 21:00
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