When European explorers first reached ancient Mexico they were struck by the great pyramids north of present day Mexico City. Their immediate assumption was that Mexico must have been an outpost of ancient Egypt and that the ideas of mummification, pyramid building as well as an obsession with stars were concepts derived from the Old World.
Modern anthropologists and archaeologists dismiss such notions and argue that pyramids in particular are simply the best architectural choice for building large structures from stone.
But that cannot explain their locations!
In The Atlantis Blueprint Rand drew attention to the simple fact that ancient sacred sites in the New World (and in the Pacific Ocean) lie at ten degree intervals from Egypt’s Great Pyramid.
Easter Island lies 140 degrees west of the Great Pyramid.
The pyramids at Teotihuacan (above) and Tula (sacred city of the Toltecs) are positioned at 130 degrees west of the Great Pyramid.
The pyramids at Copan (above) and Quirigua are found at 120 degrees west of the Great Pyramid. Also on this same longitude (one third of the distance around the globe from Giza) are pyramids at Chichen Itza and Lubaantum.
Quito, the northern capital of the Inca Empire, is 110 degrees west of the Great Pyramid. It lies on the equator. North Bimini, in the Florida Keys, is also 110 degrees west of Egypt’s Great Pyramid. It is the site of some unusual underwater stone structures that several researchers have associated with Atlantis. The so-called “Bimini Road” may be a natural formation.
The Gateway to the Sun at Tiahuanaco is a megalithic structure that lies 100 degrees west of the Great Pyramid.
To the East
The great Ziggurat at Ur lies exactly 15 degrees east of the Great Pyramid.
Lhasa, the capital of ancient Tibet, is 60 degrees east of the Great Pyramid.
This is only a partial list of sacred sites linked by longitude to the Great Pyramid.
It is a mistake, however, to assume that the ancient Egyptians visited or inspired the building of these sites. Rather, as we suggest in The Atlantis Blueprint, these sacred sites were built upon much older geodesic markers left by the survivors of Atlantis, thousands of years before the emergence of these later civilizations.
See Atlantis Books.