According to Mannika (1996): 1 krta yuga (KY) = 752.4576 m
We suggest: 5 KY = 2 khmer
arcminutes of Earth great circle As a consequence, 1 khmer arcminute would be equal
to 1881.144 m
We propose this value, called “kam” in our articles, was used by the
1 Khmer degree = 1 kam * 60 = 112.86864 km The diameter of Earth would then
be : 112.86864 * 360 / pi = 12933.79342 km
Now, according to J.L.E. Dreyer.” he put
the diameter of the earth equal to 1050 yojans (of 7.6 miles each) " . "He" is Aryabhata.
The Earth diameter is supported by Subhash C. Kak although the latter provides a
slightly different value for the yojan (7.5 miles). The reference used by Dreyer
is Colebrooke, p. 467". The reference used by Kak is Neugebauer, 1975, page 7.
to the authors’ hypothesis, the length of one yojan would be : 12933.79342 / (1.609344
* 1050) = 7.65 miles.
As nobody has calculated the precise length of a yojan, we consider
the difference of 0.05 mile with respect to the Dreyer-Colebrooke value is fully
acceptable. We show that: - the greater dimensions of the Angkor site are odd integers
of Khmer arcminutes. That means they are not simple integers of krta yuga. - the length
of at least one structure of most temples is an integer of Khmer arcseconds (1 kam
/ 60 = 1 kas = 31.3524 m). “Midnight” multiples of this length we propose are frequently
used to determine the length of other structures. References: Colebrooke, "Notes and
Illustrations to the Algebra of Brahmagupta, p. XXXVIII, Essays, II. Dreyer, J.L.E.
"A history of astronomy from Thales to Kepler", Chapter XI . Kak, Subhash C. “Early
theories on the distance to the Sun.pdf, Mannikka, E. 1996. “Angkor Wat: Time, Space
and Kingship” University of Hawai’i Press. Neugebauer, 1975. “