08-03-2017, 03:55 AM
(This post was last modified: 08-03-2017, 05:16 AM by Ancient Vizier.)

Structure 39 at Yaxchilan

Re: George F. Andrews, Architectural Survey Yaxchilan and Bonampak, Chiapas, Mexico (txu-aaa-gfa00350.pdf), Structure 39 at Yaxchilan, text page 72 and plan showing altar, page 74

Other: Round stone altar, 1.14 m. in diameter, in front of central recess in back wall. (See Maler, 1903 and Morley, 1937-38 for details).

I need to do some more research on this (I was apparently not aware of these Yaxchilan altars from previous researches into ancient altars), but the text of Carolyn Elaine Tate, Yaxchilan: The Design of a Maya Ceremonial City, pages 231-233, makes it sound like this might be Altar 4 from Structure 39?

Diameter 1.14 meters = 3.74015748 ft

3.74015748 ft x Pi = Circumference = 11.75005126 ft

Remind anyone of anything? Hopefully, the quoted Diameter of the Aztec Sun Stone at about 11.75-something feet.

Proposed Circumference of Yaxchilan Altar 11.77245771 ft = Diameter of 3.747289674 ft = Diameter of 1.142173893 m

Given these possible applications of Alternate Pi 1.177245771 to circular mathematics (Circumference / Pi = Diameter)

these two altars may represent the two first and most obvious combinations of Alternate Pi and Pi:

Sun Stone: Alternate Pi x Pi (x 10) = 36.98426666 ft (Circumference)

Yaxchilan Altar: Alternate Pi / Pi) (x 10) = 3.747289674 ft (Diameter)

I'm not sure what it might mean yet but Tate quotes the height (thickness) of the altar as .33 m = 1.082677165 ft, possibly meaning 1.082323234 feet. I'm not sure how easy it will turn out to be to tell what they intended, as there may well be another instance of the dreaded Ancient Mayan Fake Square Root Trick involved - i.e., 1.082323234 is somewhat near to the square root of 1.177245771: 1.082323234^2 = 1.171423583 and they could have been making an observance of that (see also proposed function of numerical "Hero Twins" previous).

On the other hand, it might turn out to be 1.096622711 ft (.334250602 m) or something...

Bit less of a no-brainer than the Sun Stone but I hope the total package turns out to be half as interesting as that Aztec monument that's famous for all the wrong reasons.

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