posted on Nov, 8 2005 @ 02:08 PM
I think the map of that quarter of the earth is cool with its line ups. I'm not going to jump up and say it BS without first checking it out. and
the only way I can see of checking it out is by using some mathematics with the longitude and latitude coordinates of those places or more easily (if
I had one) to look at a globe map of the earth.
The line ups are really cool, I don't care what all you sceptics say. Mecca is really old place, it is included because it is equidistant and it is
a significant place (Abrahams house?). The place off the coast of Ireland is just be a suggestion of where to look in order to find something hence
the ??? question marks, don't forget only 700 years ago you could walk from Penzance to the scilly isles, so a few thousand years before that and
there was probably land all the way to Ireland. I especially like the line ups of al those cities up to St Petersburg.
However, on the face of it although it looks cool, the mere fact that they do actually line up on a 'mercator projection' map of Earth, suggests to
me that on the globe, the actual planet Earth they will not line up.
To start off with I'll do distances, the map says each is 1285.1km apart.
Now the maths in this is not an exact science so there can be small variations, add to this the fact that we are not going to be able to find an
accurate Lat & Long for the pinpoint positions, and we can already agree there is going to be a bit of a descrepancy here.
Mecca, 21 29 N 39 45 E
Giza, 30 01 N 31 13 E
distance 1281.7km (1276km using a different site)
I'll come back to this.
[edit on 8/11/2005 by Wig]