# True Age of Chichen Itza

The author proved a 100% mathematical correlation between orientation of ancient structures, ice ages and crustal displacements.

## What is Chichen Itza?

Chichen Itza is said to be one of the most important Mayan cities. The site is located on the Yucatán Peninsula in Mexico. The Pyramid of Kukulcan, also called El Castillo, is the towering icon of Chichen Itza. The whole site is registered on the UNESCO World Heritage list.

It is believed the city was built by the Mayans around 600 AD. Recent excavations show there are structures underneath the current ground level, implying that the site could be much older than always thought.

In former articles is shown how a large collection of pyramids and ancient temples (about 370) around the world reveal the locations of former geo poles. The used method is purely mathematical, and it reveals the locations of former geo poles with certainties of more than 99.99%. It is crucial to grasp this concept to understand this article.

Chichen Itza has a collection of pyramids and buildings that are seemingly criss-cross oriented. Why is the site so chaotic organised? What prevented the builders to built a logical, cardinally oriented city?

## Nomenclature

Nr
Building
Orientation relative to Current Geo North
Intersection Point on Reference Line*
HotSpot or Node
#1
El Castillo
23.0°
62.8°N
Y
#2a
El Caracol (Base)
27.0°
59.1°N
N
#2b
El Caracol (Top)
22.5°
63.3°N
Y
#3
High Priest's Grave
20.0°
65.8°N
Y
#4
Temple of the Warriors
21.0°
64.8°N
Y
#5
Main 'Ball Court'
17.0°
69.0°N
N
#6
Platform of Venus
19.0°
66.8°N
N
#7
10.0°
76.9°N
Y
*To understand why a reference line is used it is advised to read the former article: http://hubpages.com/education/How-Old-Are-Pyramids-Around-the-World

## The Odds of Matching

The chance that 3 or less of the 8 buildings match with three of the hotspots (or nodes) is quite large. But the chance that 5 out of 8 buildings (5 times 'Y' and 3 times 'N') match with one or more of the hotspots is much less than the standard probability.

The graph below shows how the probability is distributed in this very specific situation.

Additional studies are done in this very specific situation of Chichen Itza, and will be published in the book "Atlantis is Here". The study delivers the mathematical proof that the site of Chichen Itza has been reoriented several times after crustal shifts.

You can also watch the video that is specially produced for El Caracol (the observatory on Chichen Itza).

## Dimension of the former North pole Circle

Like explained in former articles, is there due to construction and measuring errors a necessary margin. This margin is expressed in the dimension of the red dots as shown on the map below.

The red dot has a diameter of about 400 km (250 miles). It appeared, after much experimentations, measurements and calculations, that most pyramid builders (>80%) around the world were able to align their structures within this predefined circles.

Most pyramid builders were able to determine the position of their Geographic North pole and to build their construction within this accuracy.

## Why is Chichen Itza Oriented Like This?

Most people never ever looked at the phenomenon of structural (cardinal) orientations, and might ask: "what do you mean with oriented like this?"

If you take a look at the pyramids of Giza, Borobudur, or the Taj Mahal to name just a few among the many, you will notice two things:

• The buildings were built in abandoned places,
• The buildings are perfectly oriented to the current geographical pole.

Why? Every important temple or pyramid is aligned to true North (cardinally aligned).

Look where Chichen Itza is located. It is built in the middle of nowhere. The nearest coast is 60 miles off. There are no mountains or other geographic obstacles nearby that would prevent a cardinal positioning of the four-sided structures.

So, why is El Castillo oriented in this way? And why is El Caracol, an astronomical observatory, oriented like this? And why is not one single building on Chichen Itza cardinally oriented? And why are they not all oriented in the same direction?

Did the builders just ignore the North pole, or was their geo North at another position then?

## Why Are Many Famous Observatories Cardinally Oriented?

• Harvard College Observatory (Cambridge)
• Whitin Observatory (Wellesley)
• Holcomb Observatory and Planetarium (Indianapolis)
• Allegheny Observatory (Pittsburgh)
• Dyer Observatory (Brentwood)
• Yerkes Observatory (Williams Bay)
• Chamberlin Observatory (Denver)
• Sommers-Bausch Observatory (Boulder)
• Mount Laguna Observatory (San Diego)
• Haleakala Observatory (Maui)
• Big Bear Solar Observatory (Big Bear City)

Many cities in the US, like Los Angelos, Chicago, Houston, and Phoenix are mainly North-South oriented (cardinally aligned). Why is that? If the cities aren't cardinally oriented, like New York, or Philadelphia there was a geographic reason for it, like coastlines, rivers, old highways, or mountains ranges. If nothing obstructs you, is a cardinal orientation the only logical thing to do.

For an observatory seems a cardinal orienatation also the only logical thing to do, although these days with modern GPS system, it isn't necessary anymore to orient the directions. But it is still the default value of good mastery, comparable with the use of terminology between professionals.

A good architect doesn't design only a functional building, but also a building that is adjusted to the seasonal influences, like the incidence of light, and like the orientation to the rising and setting sun. Most architects have a deep desire to orient North-South or East-West. When an architect designs an observatory, what would be the main things this architect would take into account?

1. Stability (vibrations disturb the study of celestial bodies)
2. Clarity of the atmosphere (pollution disturbs a clear view)
3. Orientation (orientation is crucial to distinguish which object is where)

## Why is El Castillo Not Cardinally Oriented?

It is said that El Castillo is famous for an occurrence that returns twice each year, the so called spring and fall equinoxes. Although the phenomenon is not as precise as claimed, many people tragically believe in these fairytales when it comes to ancient structures.

As the equinox sun sets, an effect of shadows creates the appearance of a 'snake' that undulates down the stairways of the pyramid. Is this serious?

An equinox is just one of the many events that can be studied. Why limiting to only this event? And why building a pyramid for something that limits the builders?

The fact is that you will always find certain effects at any time of the year on any pyramid. Many people see something in clouds, or in sand patterns. Why would anyone built a pyramid to imitate some meaningless event?

## Correlation Between Earth Crust Shifts and Ice Ages

This comprehensive article explains why the Milankovitch cycles correlates to ice ages. Earth crust displacements correlate to the 'descending edge' of the glaciation graphs, and correlate one to one with the Milankovitch cycles.

We are in fact talking about one and the same thing:

• Earth crust displacements = Ice ages
• Ice ages = Milankovitch cycles
• Milankovitch cycles = Earth crust displacements

Humanity is much older than we learned at our schools. The paradigm, imprinted in our brains from our early youth, is nothing more than an additional veil of ignorance.

First published: March 7, 2016

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Buildreps 22 months ago from Europe

Thank your for your interesting comment, Austinstar. There's still so much to discover about these ancient cultures, that it will take eternity to understand everything in detail.

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Buildreps 22 months ago from Europe

Thanks billybuc, I never wanted to be a professor, and now have I become one. :) Thanks my friend!

• Lela 22 months ago from Somewhere in the universe

It is my understanding that Mayan structures are aligned celestially, not geographically. I don't think the Mayans used magnetic North/South to align anything. The ball court at Chichen Itza aligns with the galactic center of the Milky Way galaxy every 5,125.36 years! In Mayan terms, it is called a long count. Why would the Mayans count this high? Well, mostly because they could. Their entire calendars were ruled by celestial events. They had a calendar for lunar cycles, solar cycles, and seasonal cycles. Then they meshed all three calendars together to form the great and venerable mechanism of the universe (their term).

As you stated, there are no geographical features available to align buildings with anyway on the Yucatan peninsula. It had to be celestial, or solar. The solar cycle would explain the alignment of the temple of Kulkulcan - the Feathered Serpent and the shadow play at the equinoxes. I have seen this event myself. It is quite dramatic.

The Maya were accomplished astrophysicists. You are right. There have been several "ages" of mankind, where we probably start all over again from scratch. Bummer. Too bad, the Spanish priests burned all of the "heretical" books that the Maya had amassed.

• Bill Holland 22 months ago from Olympia, WA

It's just like going to a college class except at this school the professor is likable. :)