Decoding Kukulkan's Longitude
Like the other pyramids of the Western Hemisphere, the Kukulkan Pyramid at Chichen Itza was a terraced monument as opposed to being a true pyramid form such as we see in Egypt. There were clear reasons for this departure from Egyptian architectural practice because in the West, pyramids convey specific numbers which can enable us to see why they were built where they were upon the earth. The decoding process is generally quite simple, the only exceptions apparently having been at Tikal where the decoding process is not without certain complexities, otherwise the decoding is a simple process. The Kukulkan is a classic example of this.
Corner View from the Ground
In this 3/4 view from ground level (above), notice that the pyramid shows us nine terraces. This is the first number we use to assemble our formula for the decoding process. The second number is 365. Kukulkan has four staircases, one on each side of the monument, on each staircase are 91 steps. For the four, that totals to 364 steps with the top platform of the pyramid being the 365th step. We now have our second number - 365.
In the overhead view, we see that the pyramid has four sides, and four staircases. We now have all the numbers shown by the architect and can put the decoding formula together:
9 terraces x 365 steps x 4 sides x 4 stairways = 52,560
There are also other numbers which also multiply to 52,560. These are 119, 42 and 10.51620648. Two rational numbers and an irrational, but these are not shown on the pyramid. These appear only on maps. When the world's pyramids were built, their longitudes were reckoned from a very ancient Prime Meridian (0/360° longitude) that ran from pole to pole across the Great Pyramid at Giza, Egypt, a full 31 degrees, 08 minutes, 00.8 seconds to the east of our modern Greenwich Prime Meridian. In order to "read" our western pyramids this 31° 08' 00.8" longitudinal variance must be factored into our present-day longitudes for these western monuments, viz:
Hence, those other three numbers of 119, 42, and 10.51620648 shown above, are the elements of Kukulkan's original longitude which multiply to its GRID longitude which was left to us in the 4 - 4 - 9 - 365 message conveyed by the Kukulkan itself.
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