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Greek Cubit II

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  • Larry Hancock
      The azimuth of the face of the stone is 62.5°, the direction of the summer solstice sunrise over the hilltop at 6° in elevation. The hilltop is the
    Message 1 of 1 , Feb 14, 2012

     

    The azimuth of the face of the stone is 62.5°, the direction of the summer solstice sunrise over the hilltop at 6° in elevation. The hilltop is the “beak” of the Goddess figure. The angle of the two crossed lines is approximately 33°, the swing of the sun from Solstice to Equinox at this latitude.

                The lines of the inscribed figure are all multiples of the Greek foot and cubit. The long line of the petroglyph, pointing to the Summer Solstice sunrise, is 4.56 English feet and equivalent to 4 Greek feet or three Greek cubits. The other line, that crosses it, is 1.52 feet or one Greek cubit, bisected: each half is .76 English feet, or 8 Greek inches, which is two-thirds of a Greek foot or one-half Greek cubit. The intersection of the two lines cuts the longer line at 3.8 feet, equivalent to 40 Greek inches or three and one-third Greek feet or two and one-half Greek cubits; the remainder of the line, which includes the bird’s head with the quartz eye inclusion, measures one-half cubit the same as the two halves of the crossing line.

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