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:
”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).
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