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True Age of Chichen Itza
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?
Map of Chichen Itza
Orientation relative to Current Geo North
Intersection Point on Reference Line*
HotSpot or Node
El Caracol (Base)
El Caracol (Top)
High Priest's Grave
Temple of the Warriors
Main 'Ball Court'
Platform of Venus
Full Video on El Caracol
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).
Mathematical Proof That Chichen Itza Was Oriented to Ancient Geo Pole
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.
To Understand this Article You Might Have to Read Another One
- How Old Are Pyramids Around the World?
Most pyramids are incorrectly dated. New research suggests that most pyramids were built before fatal earth crust shifts. The orientation of large amounts of pyramids reveal former geographic poles.
- Alignment of Pyramids to Former North Poles
This article proves via mathematics that the former North pole was located on Greenland. Pyramids around the world can be classified in time frames. Some are multiple times older than always assumed.
Chichen Itza Was Reconstructed
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?
The Intersection Point of Two Alignments
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)
- Bradley Observatory (Decatur)
- 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?
- Stability (vibrations disturb the study of celestial bodies)
- Clarity of the atmosphere (pollution disturbs a clear view)
- Orientation (orientation is crucial to distinguish which object is where)
An Example - Orientation of the Harvard Observatory
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.
© 2016, 2017 by Buildreps
First published: March 7, 2016