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1 x 2 x 3 x 4 x 5 x 6 x 7 x 8 x 9 = 362,880. This number is also expressed as 123456789! and as 9!. The length of one degree of longitude at the equator is 365,221 feet. This figure is very close to the number of days in a year times 1,000. The length of one degree of longitude decreases from 365,221 feet at the equator to zero feet at the poles. As a result of the ellipsoidal shape of the earth (slightly fatter at the equator and slightly flatter at the poles), degrees of latitude are slightly longer at the poles and slightly shorter at the equator. The length of one degree of latitude at the poles is 366,450 feet. The length of one degree of latitude at the equator is 362,776 feet. This is close to 9!. At latitude 9 44' the length of one latitude degree is 362,880 feet. At latitude 9 44' the length of one degree of longitude is 360,000 feet. The line of ancient sites crosses over 9 44' south latitude at 65 32' west longitude. This is a remote location in the Amazon rainforest on the border between Brazil and Bolivia at the source of the Madeira River.

The distance from Giza to 9 44' S 65 32' W is 6,952 miles. The distance from Giza and from 9 44' S 65 32' W to the axis point in southeastern Alaska is 6,218 miles. The ratio between 6,952 and 6,218 is 1.118. This is the same as the ratio between the height and the width of the king's chamber in the great pyramid (11.18 cubits height and 10 cubits width) and results in the same φ relationships because 1.118 is one half of the square root of five and 1.118 plus .5 = 1.618.

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