Silbury Hill, Wiltshire has been carbon-dated at 2660
years BC, the same era as the Giza pyramids. It contains an estimated 340,000
cubic metres of chalk and earth, rising to a height of 39.6 metres. The base
of the monument is 167m in diameter and it is perfectly round. The flat top is
30m across. It is part of a sequence of ancient sites in the area that are in
Despite its external appearance, this
is actually a step pyramid, consisting of six, six metre high steps. The steps
are walled with blocks of chalk, which easily deteriorates when left exposed.
Consequently the builders preserved it, by covering it with earth and grass.
have revealed that it is not a burial mound.
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Drogheda, 45 kilometres north of Dublin on the east coast of Ireland, exists a
concentration of standing stones, earthworks and passage graves. One of these,
Newgrange, is the largest pre-historic structure in Ireland - and one of the oldest
in the world. It dates back to 3250 BC.
that we have drifted a long way from what might be defined as a pyramid. This
egg-shaped mound of pebbles was once 14 metres in height with a diameter of 76
metres - hardly a massive monument compared to the largest pyramids, but still
more than a days work. Like Silbury Hill it has no straight sides, and appears
not to point to any cardinal directions, astronomical events or other structures.
But if you venture inside, on the right day of the year, something magical happens.
Like the Egyptian pyramids, Newgrange contains a passage and
chambers. These were constructed using giant slabs of stone, and then buried
under a mound of pebbles. At the end of an 18 metre long, one metre wide passage
are three chambers. The roof above them, although not required to withstand as
much weight, uses the same corbelled design as the pyramids in Egypt (good pic
dawn on the midwinter solstice, the suns rays shine through a special window above
the passage entrance, down the passage and illuminated the centre of the chambers.
Precisely and deliberately.
It isn't so big, yet
has much in common with other pyramids, especially those in Egypt. Is it's location
of any importance? We'll check on that soon.
The Canary Islands are a popular
solution to the location of Atlantis, based on their location west of the Mediterranean,
and their mountainous terrain - they are part of a volcanic archipelago with marine
trenches as deep as 3,000 metres and mountains as high as 3,718 meters above sea
Archaeological findings suggest that the
original inhabitants were Berbers who arrived from north Africa around 200 B.C.
However, some early navigators reported the Canarians as being a race of tall,
blond-haired, blue-eyed people, perhaps suggesting a northern European (or Atlantean)
The Canary Islands were part of the route
Columbus took to the Americas - he stopped in Tenerife for provisions in 1492.
The six pyramids in Tenerife are quite small, like
training exercises for those in Central America (one could almost suggest that
it was Columbus that built them!). They are found near Guimar, a town on the
eastern shore of Tenerife Island, about 40 kilometers (24 miles) south of Santa
Cruz de Tenerife. Long dismissed by locals as mere piles of rubble, Norwegian
explorer Thor Heyerdahl turned up and declared that they were indeed pyramids,
not unlike those in Tucume, Peru that he had been studying.
a small study [i] has been of them
to date, with these aspects being ascertained:
are six step pyramids, reaching a maximum height of about 12 metres. They are
rubble-filled, with facings of black volcanic stone, and are the result of multiple
episodes of construction.
- The main complex
of three pyramids were found to be astronomically orientated with the sunset of
the summer solstice. Stairways ascend from a level plaza to the top of each pyramid,
where there is a flat summit platform covered with gravel. The stairways are
all on the west wall, suggesting a ceremonial purpose, because someone ascending
them on the morning of the solstice would be directly facing the rising sun.
are 16 pyramids in Greece.
Ligourion pyramid is found in northwestern Peloponnese, near the village of Ligourion,
at the base of Mount Arachnaeum, not far from the site of ancient Epidaurus. Unfortunately
it has almost totally disappeared, with its blocks being a handy source of masonry
for the locals. Some of the sandstone blocks were used to construct the walls
of a nearby church. Originally, its base measured 14 by 12 metres and using the
method of thermoluminescence it has been dated to roughly 2100 B.C.
The Hellenikon pyramid is located near the village
of Argolis. The Academy of Athens used thermoluminescence to determine an erection
date of approximately 2720 BC, predating the earliest Egyptian pyramid by at least
This pyramid is located in the south of the Chania
area, Crete, at an altitude of 290 m above sea level. It is roughly 8.5 metres
high with a circumference of 29 metres. The interior of the cone has a chamber,
carved out of the solid rock, of approximately 2.2 by 2.1 by 1.4 metres.
There is a big question mark over whether this rock
structure is manmade or a natural occurrence. Visitors have described how the
texture of the rock surface suddenly becomes smooth, relative to that below, where
the pyramid shape begins.
Greeks believed that the sun drove in a chariot across the sky; hence the Rhodians,
who worshipped the sun as their chief deity, annually dedicated a chariot and
four horses to him, and flung them into the sea for his use. Doubtless they thought
that after a year's work his old horses and chariot would be worn out. From a
like motive, probably, the idolatrous kings of Judah dedicated chariots and horses
to the sun, and the Spartans, Persians, and Massagetae sacrificed horses to him.
The Spartans performed the sacrifice on the top of Mount Taygetus, the beautiful
range behind which they saw the great luminary set every night. It was as natural
for the inhabitants of the valley of Sparta to do this as it was for the islanders
of Rhodes to throw the chariot and horses into the sea, into which the sun seemed
to them to sink at evening. For thus, whether on the mountain or in the sea, the
fresh horses stood ready for the weary god where they would be most welcome, at
the end of his day's journey." [ii]
A relatively modern pyramid was built by Gaius Cestius
in Rome, 1st century BC. Built of concrete and faced with marble,
it has an interior tomb vault and is 35 metres high. It was constructed during
the "Cleopatra craze" in architecture that swept across Rome at the
Montevecchia (= Old Mount in English)
only recently (from the air), in the north of Italy, 40 kn from Milan, are three
pyramids, dating back to 3,000BC, and in the same alignment as Giza and Orion.
The tallest is 150 metres in height, and beneath the earth are stone buildings,
yet to be excavated. Alternatively, they could just be terraced hills, with stone
(in Czech), and here
(in Italian), and here
or here (in English)
Kazakhstans capital city of Astana is
adding an iconic structure to its cityscape. World-renowned architect Lord Norman
Foster has designed a "Palace of Peace," a
glass pyramid with a 62-meter base, at President Nursultan Nazarbayevs
behest. The building, scheduled for completion in the summer of 2006, is designed
to serve as a symbol of inter-ethnic harmony in Kazakhstan.
Pyramid of the Sun
Many experts have stated that it is
not man-made. A few experts say it is. Located at the town of Visoko, northwest
of Sarajevo, the 213 metre hill, upon which the Old town of Visoki was once sited,
is roughly pyramid-shaped. More at Wikipedia,
and the "official"
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Comments from Visitors
so what is the total count of known pryamids and their locations around the globe? any significance in their combined locations? all dated around the same general time?
Has there been any speculations as to what the correlation is between the orion constellation and similar pyramid structures. As in; why has the constellation of orion been mirrored?
Try reading the Orion Mystery
So are these Pyramids warning signs?
Interesting factual info. However, what is the correlation between the pyramides and the significance of 2012?
When are these questions gonna be answered?
Well, technically this is the comments section :). My next chapter is all about why the pyramids exist. It is a totally new theory and hopefully will create some waves... It explains why they are so big, and connects them to 2012!
I give hints about 2012 in my book EYE JOURNEY which you can find in my webpage and is fully illustrated with photos.
michael k. patterson:
is there any evidence opf a connection between easter island figures and other countries in africa or asia minor ?
Greek pyramids are a real mystery and
- very well hidden..
- the hidden and unknown hellenic=greek history
so are these astronomical structures?!
Im surprised the lack of information on the sardinian pyramid ad monte accodi
- sadly in italian only
This page does not have what i need
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[ii] Sir James George Frazer (1854-1941). The
Golden Bough. 1922. Chapter 5.3