**LINKING THE COASTAL AHU PLATFORMS BY CODED DISTANCES
AND ANGLES**

**Due to the high resolution imagery provided by Google
Earth, one can hover a few hundred feet above any part of the island and see
most of its ground features. By going around the coastline and observing carefully,
the many ahu platforms on the perimeter can be seen with relative ease. The
very accurate measuring tool provided by Google Earth then allows one to measure
the separating distances between ahus. To accurately determine angles, measuring
lines established in Google Earth are transferred to AutoCAD for precise reading.
The above picture shows continuous, connected straight lines running from
the central sections of each ahu to the next neighbouring ahu up or down the
coastline. Every individual line seen including offshoots to positions slightly
inland, is a specific, coded length and angle. These same lengths and angles
were encoded into the geometry of the Nazca Desert in Peru; the Octagon geometric
embankments of Newark, Ohio, USA; Avebury Henge in Southern England and throughout
the Gizeh Plateau of Egypt. They are simply the "ages-old" ground
marked encoding of the ancient navigational and astronomical cyclic sciences
by way of a specific distance and angle off north. The same values recur constantly
in the weights, measures & volumes standards of the ancient Mediterranean
and Europe. When a civilisation does not have access to vast quantities of
perishable paper in order to record their scientific knowledge in books, it
can be eternally preserved in the positions of durable ground markers.**

The ancient designers of the Easter Island school of navigation
built "open air classrooms" all the way around the island. These
came in the form of ahu platforms, with placed moai statues or other types
of markers either on the platform or standing some distance away at carefully
coded distances and angles. The student navigators would walk around the coast,
stopping and learning the special knowledge offered at each new "classroom".
To complete their lessons, they needed measuring instruments and rules, a
way to determine true north and calculation or abacus devices. Let's begin
at the most major "classroom" on the northern part of the coast
**(Ahu Nau Nau at Anakena Beach, restored by Thor Heyerdahl and his
team)** and link in the related ahu platforms that branch off this
main one.

**The Anakena Beach archaeological sites, as shown within
the Rapa Nui Archaeological Database at California
State University, Long Beach, California, USA. They have, very
graciously, made high resolution photos available of each of these markers
for public scrutiny and research analysis. Their website is truly amazing
and the surveying data provided (coordinate positions of moai), astounding.
It is now possible to do precise distance and angle measurements between the
carefully placed markers and identify the original tutorials put in place
for students of navigation.**

**The red arrows show the locations of ahu platforms at
Anakena beach, including the very impressive Ahu Nau Nau . In this case the
moai statues and other kinds of markers are the "outer markers"
that relate by distance and angle to the two positions shown by yellow arrows.
The primary "benchmark" or surveying hub position for this northeastern
location is the cut cleft excavation in the side of the purpose-shaped and
modified volcanic cone. All of the nearby moai or surveying positions and
ahu platforms in the near vicinity, or for up to 1.8-miles up the coastline,
relate back to these two positions and especially to the benchmark cleft in
the side of the hill.**

**Let's demonstrate the surveying principles that were
encoded into the Anakena Beach hill position by ancient navigator-astronomers:**

**Here are the first of a series of coded survey lines
and angles that run from the two hill positions to other ahu platforms or
surveying mark positions:**

**1. This line runs from the western wall of the benchmark
cleft in the side of the hill for exactly 1.8-miles @ precisely 300-degrees
azimuth to resolve upon the centre of an ahu platform on the northern coastline.
The elevated position of the benchmark cleft, in the side of the hill, should
have made many outer target positions visually accessible. It was placed high
for this very reason. The fact that the northern target sits at exactly 300-degrees
would have allowed for correct setting of manual theodolites or calibrated
compass disks to read the precise azimuth positions of all other surrounding
targets.**

**2. From the benchmark cleft a line runs northwest for
1680-feet @ 116.64-degrees (116.6666) to resolve upon the centre of a nearby
wrecked ahu platform. The fact that the precise distance of 1680-feet has
been chosen is a very strong clue that a 3,4,5 triangle had been built into
the surveying geometry of the immediate region (this will be explained as
we proceed). The value 168 was highly important to ancient navigation and
a mathematical progression based upon this value produces most of the very
important values related to the Great Pyramid's geodetic system for the equatorial
size of the Earth. The most commonly used rendition of PI anciently was 22/7ths.
A circle of 1-mile (5280-feet) ÷ 22/7ths = 1680-feet. **

**The angle of 116.64-degrees (or 116.6666 ... 116 &
2/3rds) is in homage to the Roman lunar foot of 11.664-inches or overland
foot of 11.6666-inches. In ancient Egyptian capacities, a Theban
was 11664 cubic inches, whereas a Beshu was 1166.4
cubic inches and a Honnu was 116.64 cubic inches.
Under the Great Pyramid's Earth geodetic standard, the sum of 11664-feet would
be 1/11200th of the equatorial size of the Earth.**

**2A. From the nearby wrecked ahu centre, a line runs
back to the hill at Anakena Beach, but this time bypasses the benchmark cleft
in the side of the hill and resolves to the epicentre of the top. The distance
was undoubtedly set to represent 1886.24-feet, at a return azimuth angle of
295.3125-degrees (as shown). The 1866.24-feet code is in homage to the equatorial
size of the Earth and 1866.24-feet would be 1/70000th of the equatorial circumference
under the Great Pyramid's geodetic assignment. The value recurs in ancient
Mediterranean measures and under the Jerusalem standard for liquid volumes
a "Cor" was 18662.4 cubic inches, whereas
a"Bath" was 1866.24 cubic inches. The
same holds true for the ancient Syrians who had a "Maris"
that was 1866.24 cubic inches. Similarly, the Roman liquid "Congius"
was 186.624 cubic inches. The value of 18662.4 is 3/4ths of 24883.2 (the number
used to describe the equatorial circumference of the Earth). The Babylonian-Sumerian
"Double Royal Talent" weight was 93312-grains
(half of 186624), etc.**

** The degree angle of 295.3125 (295 & 5/16ths) is
in homage to the lunar month of 29.53125-days (to a precision of under a minute).
The Khafre Pyramid @ 708.75-feet length per side is 29.53125-feet (29 &
17/32nds) X 24.**

**3. This line runs from the eastern wall of the benchmark
cleft for an intended coded distance of 1555.2-feet @ 51.84-degrees to resolve
to the centre of a wrecked ahu platform. The distance of 1555.2-feet is in
homage to the 24883.2-mile equatorial circumference of the Earth, of which
a distance of 1555.2-miles would be 1/16th. The value recurs in ancient weights
& volumes of the Mediterranean and under the Hebrew Desert Liquid volumes
standard a "Bath" was 1555.2 cubic inches. Similarly a ****Greek**
**Medimnus ****volume was****
3110.4-cubic inches (2 X 1555.2).**

**The angle of 51.84-degrees
is the slope angle of the Great Pyramid. It's the azimuth angle that the Octagon
earthmound embankment complex lies on through its entire length. The base
area occupied by the Great Pyramid is 5184 square reeds (72 X 72). In the
25920-year cycle of Precession, 51.84-years is 1/500th part. The linear distance
of 1-British league (3.125-miles or 16500-feet) converts to a circumference
of 51840-feet using the navigational rendition of PI (for "11" family
numbers) of 3.141818182.**

**4. From this second wrecked
ahu platform, the line turns south and runs for 1782-feet to a rock promontory
fix point on a jutting peninsula. The azimuth angle is 297-degrees, which
is a part of the same navigational mathematical progression as 1782.**

**5. From the centre of the hill
to the same promontory point in the natural landscape, the distance is very
close to 2640-feet or half a mile and the azimuth angle could easily be interpreted
as 85.05-degrees (a dynamic lunar code). A mathematical progression based
upon 85.05 produces the essential numbers used in calculations within the
lunisolar Sabbatical Calendar, including 2551.5-days (7.2-lunar years) and
6804-days (the duration of the lunar nutation cycle), etc.**

**6. From the promontory, a line
runs inland southward for 1584-feet (navigational code) at a return angle
of 8.75-degrees (calendar code) to alight upon an ahu platform. The Earth
was anciently considered to be 7920-miles wide (24883.2 ÷ PI @ 3.141818182)
and the sum of 1584-miles would be 1/5th of that value. **

**Under the Sabbatical Calendar
system (used in peasant or agrarian communities) the calendar was allowed
to run for 7-solar years without interruption. Under this system each week
was 7-days long; each month was 28-days and there were 13-months per annum
(364-days). At the end of the 7th or Sabbatical Year, a festival was held
to correct the calendar and 8.75-days (9-days) were used up. The calendar
count then recommenced fully corrected. Ancient astronomer-mathematicians
used more sophisticated systems to monitor the daily lunar and solar positions
or cycles.**

**THE IN-DEPTH NAVIGATIONAL AND
ASTRONOMICAL TUTORIALS OFFERED AT ANAKENA BEACH.**

The terrain across Easter Island can be quite rough and rocky in places and the undulating ground does not always afford the viewer uninterrupted panoramic views across the totality of the island. The "classrooms" around the coastline were built to exploit what was locally available in the topography, geology and vistas at each station. Anakena Beach had its own set of advantages and disadvantages, but was well situated and suited to offer the student navigator some very profound information. Let's see how many of the old tutorials are still retrievable in the surrounding landscape and tumbled moai positions.

In this probe, we'll test several hubstone positions and identify what potential coded distance and angle information reposes in each. Let's begin by sending out lines from the benchmark cleft on the side of the Anakena Beach Hill. In this exercise we'll be able to work directly from Google Earth imagery, as the positions of the ahu platforms and their moai can be detected therein. The amount of photographic distortion encountered when working between differing elevations should be minimal, as the fluctuations in height are reasonably small.

**Because the main moai positions on Anakena Beach can
be visually detected in Google Earth, we will eliminate the moai figurines
from the Rapa Nui Archaeological Database that appear in the above picture
as we undertake a study of local positional codes. Also although there are
a multitude of highly significant alignment codes originating on the top plateau
of Anakena Beach hill (Easter Island's version of Silbury Hill in Southern
England) and extending to such places as Maunga Terevaka, Rano Kau volcano,
Puakatike volcano at Poike and elsewhere, for visual simplicity we'll only
touch on a few of them at the moment. Here are some of the major alignment
codes:**

**1. The red line disappearing off the picture to the
left, runs to Maunga Terevaka (the highest point of the island). The distance
is coded to be 19800-feet and the azimuth angle is 256-degrees. As explained,
the 19800-feet value is in homage to the width of the Earth at the equator,
which is 7920-miles (1980 X 4). The angle of 256-degrees is navigational also
and a mathematical progression based upon 256 produces dynamic values used
in navigational calculations.**

**2. The magenta line running to the bottom of the picture
resolves 12441.6-feet away at the high point of Maunga (Mount) Puhi in the
central zone of the island. The angle to that point is coded to be 18.6624-degrees,
which highly refined degree angle would have been rounded to 18.66666-degrees
(18 & 2/3rds). Nevertheless, the student of navigation would have been
obliged to memorise the 186624 value. It was used copiously in the weights
and measures of the ancient Mediterranean*. The distance is coding half the
equatorial circumference of the Earth (24883.2 ÷ 2 = 12441.6). The
angle is also coding the equatorial circumference. The sum of 186624-feet
would be 1/700th of the distance around the Earth.
**

**3. Although it's not seen in this picture, the magenta
line, where it touches the peak position of Mount Puhi, turns to run due east
to the resolving plateau of Puakatike volcano at Poike. The distance is 25200-feet,
which equates to 24000 Greek feet or 12000 Assyrian cubits. The same distance
is 2400 Hebrew Reeds, etc. This distance is 1/5184th of the equatorial circumference.
Note: The base of the Great Pyramid covers 5184 square Reeds of 10.5-feet
each. The slope angle of the Great Pyramid is 51.84-degrees, etc. The value
is one of the most dynamic of antiquity. This true east-west line running
centrally through a large part of the island provided an important surveyor's
baseline for triangulation computations.**

**4. The yellow line in the picture above runs for 24300-feet
at an azimuth angle of 118.8-degrees to the resolving platform atop Puakatike
volcano at Poike. The 24300-feet distance carries both strong lunar and navigational
coding simultaneously. In the 6804-day lunar nutation cycle there are 28-periods
of 243-days. The lunisolar Calendar of Coligny bronze plaque of Druidic France
is 4.86-feet long (2.43 X 2). The Roman (lunar) Mile (5000 Roman feet of 11.664-inches
each) = 4860-feet of 12-inches (2 X 2430), etc. The angle of 118.8 is navigational.
Under the Great Pyramid's second reading of an equatorial circumference of
24750-miles, the sum of 11880-feet would be 1/11000th part.**

**ANAKENA HILL'S BENCHMARK CLEFT.**

**At Anakena Beach hill there is a carefully chosen surveying
benchmark position cut into the WNW side of the hill and it determines the
positions of the moai on the ahu platforms below. Here are some of the apparent
codes of distance and angle to this elevated position (moving along Ahu Nau
Nau platform from left to right), statue by statue.**

**1. 560-feet @ an azimuth angle of 28.35-degrees (moai
to cleft). **

**2. 550-feet @ an azimuth angle of 27.5-degrees (moai
to cleft).**

**3. 544.32-feet @ an azimuth angle of 27-degrees (moai
to cleft).**

**4. 540-feet @ an azimuth angle of 26.4-degrees (moai
to cleft).**

**5. 528-feet @ an azimuth angle of 25.515-degrees (moai
to cleft).**

**6. 525-feet @ an azimuth angle of 24.8832-degrees (moai
to cleft).**

**7. 518.4-feet @ an azimuth angle of 24.3-degrees (moai
to cleft).**

Each of the above values is highly important to the ancient systems of navigation or reading the lunar cycles, etc., and constituted high science needful if a nation was to enjoy the fruits of "civilisation".

Down on the beach level, however, there were yet other "hubs" from which distance and angle codes applied in relation to the positions of these moai on Ahu Nau Nau. Let's view one of these:

**In this picture a solitary moai stands centrally and
looks towards the ahu platforms further inland. The arrow in the high left
hand side of the picture indicates the position of Puhi Mountain, the top
of which could be seen from this low level. From the top of Anakena Beach
hill, the coded distance to the mountain was 12441.6-feet at an azimuth angle
of 18.664-degrees return. The other arrow to the right of the picture points
to former marker positions that are now tumbled, but fully capable of divulging
their original codes of position.
We'll now identify the codes of distance and angle from the lone moai seen
above to the inland looking moai on Ahu Nau Nau: **

**Again, we'll move from left to right along Ahu Nau Nau
identifying the probable in-built codes of each moai in relation to the position
of the lone moai marker further out.**

**1. 307.2-feet @ an azimuth angle of 25.6-degrees (moai
to lone outer marker moai). **

**2. 295.3125-feet @ an azimuth angle of 24-degrees (moai
to lone outer marker moai). **

**3. 291.6-feet @ an azimuth angle of 23.04-degrees (moai
to lone outer marker moai).**

**4. 288-feet @ an azimuth angle of 21.6-degrees (moai
to lone outer marker moai). **

**5. 280-feet @ an azimuth angle of 20-degrees (moai to
lone outer marker moai).**

**6. 275-feet @ an azimuth angle of 18.75-degrees (moai
to lone outer marker moai).**

**7. 270-feet @ an azimuth angle of 17.5-degrees (moai
to lone outer marker moai).**

**The magenta line runs to a marker on a separate ahu
platform. The coded distance to this large oval stone marker was 248.832-feet
@ an azimuth angle of 8.64-degrees. These two codes and all of the others
listed above are dynamic and were highly important to early caucasoid European
cousin nations living around the Mediterranean Basin and Continental Europe.
Their knowledge of navigation allowed them to roam the entire world at will
thousands of years ago and set up many outlying civilisations, mining colonies
or great schools like this one at Easter Island.**

The markers represented mnemonic devices for other near proximity codes used in navigation or in reading the calendar related cycles, etc. Some measurements and angle readings could go to either side of the moai or to specific marks incised. Students would be expected to know all of the "close-proximity" codes and how to manipulate them in various kinds of navigational and astronomical calculations. At places like Avebury Henge in Southern England the large outer marker obelisks were even "drilled" sometimes to achieve a specific point of resolution on and within the stone. This same modus operandi is also in evidence on some moai of Easter Island, where a drilled hole indicates the refined point of terminating resolution for a surveyor's distance and angle vector.

**Like at Avebury Henge in Southern England, holes have
been drilled in some monuments to give refined resolution points for surveyors.
This same moai appears to have other marks drilled into the nose-bridge section.
Although stone that was formed by the cooling of molten lava can have gas
bubble holes showing through to the surface, these holes in the moai don't
appear to have occurred in that natural way, but look more like drilled marks
to indicate termination points for surveying lines coming in from several
frontal directions.**

Let's now move to the "12 o'clock" position on the island and circle around the coastline clockwise, ahu platform by ahu platform. This incentive will take months to complete, but we'll make a start and add the rest as time goes by.