Some believe there is a global connection between many prominent historical landmarks and sacred sites. If we unfold a special geometric shape we can see the pattern. This shows a planetary grid connecting these sites.
Sacred Sites on the Icosahedron Grid
What prompted many ancient civilizations to build at these specific coordinates? It is improbable that these separate sites are part of a coordinated. Yet, there must be some reason or reasons they chose these specific places.
There must be some unique quality to the locations on which they are built. It must be something that people in ancient cultures could identify. What is the secret that connects these sites? What knowledge did the ancients possess that led them to build at these places?
These sites are so special that they created enormous structures on them. What was, or are the purposes of these structures? Many people believe they identified some type of energy that connects these sites. If some type of energy connects these sites, what is it? Is this the magnetic field that Nikola Tesla (1) was investigating?
The 12 Vile Vortices on the Planetary Grid
The identification of the world icosahedron grid starts with Ivan Sanderson (2). Mr. Sanderson was an avid researcher. He is a pioneer in the fields of the cryptozoology subculture. He identified 12 historical landmarks with unusual magnetic and electrical activity. This includes things like unusual geomagnetic activity, marine, and aircraft disappearances.
He called these regions or areas Vile Vortices. And, he presented these findings in an article for Saga magazine in 1972. The article was entitled “The Twelve Devil’s Graveyards Around the World.” But these 12 vile vortices are only the beginning.
38 Historical Landmarks or Sacred Sites
If you unfold this geometric shape, you have an interesting pattern. When we place this pattern on the globe, it aligns several historic landmarks. We know the lines on the grid connecting these points as ley lines. Let’s review each of these locations to see if we can spot the connection.
The first 5 sites run southward down the British Isles.
1) The Standing Stones of Stenness
Many regard this as the oldest henge in the British Isles. It is a Neolithic monument with towering stones nearly 20 feet tall. The original laid out of the site was an ellipse with at least 19 stones, today 12 remain. This iconic site is near the town of Stromness, Scotland.
2) Solsbury Hill
This site is a flat-topped hill rising about 625 feet. It is at the site of an Iron Age hillfort occupied between 300 BCE and 100 BCE. It is near the village of Batheaston in Somerset, England.
Stonehenge is perhaps one of the most popular and recognizable sacred sites in the world. It is an iconic prehistoric pattern of standing stones in Wiltshire, England. There are approximately 30 stones in total. The main group of standing stones forms the iconic ring. The major standing stones are 13 feet high, seven feet wide, and weighing around 25 tons each. Experts trace the bluestones used here to a rock quarry in the Preseli Mountains 140 miles away.
4) The Locmariaquer Megaliths
5) The Carnac Stones
This is several megalithic sites in Brittany in northwestern France. The collection at Carnac is diverse. It includes a variety of standing stones including dolmens, tumuli, and single menhirs. They are are several different arrangements. The site has over 3000 stones in varying sizes. There is a large section arranged in different sizes and form rows. There is speculation that these rows and groupings are some type of code.
6) The Marhoj Passage Grave
This site is also called Mårhøj Jættestue and the Mårhøj knoll. This is a subterranean tunnel common in the Neolith burials of the Danes. This one is in Hindsholm, Denmark. It believed to date back to the second century BCE. When excavated in 1868 human bones were found on the site. This indicates that the site was appropriated for use as a grave long after it was built.
This site is located on the upper part of the grid going southeast from the first point at Orkney Scottland. It shares the same ley line as the first point.
Points 7 through 11 on the grid are again going south. This time they are on the ley line intersecting Turkey and North Africa.
7) The Yazılıkaya Sanctuary
The sanctuary of Hattusa was the capital city of the Hittite Empire. Today it is in the Çorum Province of Turkey. Rock reliefs are a prominent aspect of Hittite art, and these at Corum are one of the best examples of this type of art. We are yet to decipher the full meaning of the Hittite language and graphology.
8) The Great Pyramid of Giza
The Great Pyramid is at the top of the list for sacred sites on the planetary grid. Some refer to it as the Pyramid of Khufu or the Pyramid of Cheops. It is located on the Gaza near Cairo, Egypt. The Great Pyramid is one of three on the Giza plateau. It is believed to be the oldest of these three.
It is the only remaining site of the original Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. You will note most of these are within a close radius, these sites include:
- The Great Pyramid in Egypt
- Hanging Gardens of Babylon (Babylon is close to the Ziggurat of Ur at point 13)
- Statue of Zeus at Olympia (This is close to points 7 in Turkey and 8 in Egypt)
- Temple of Artemis at Ephesus (Ephesus in Turkey is close to Olympia, points 7 and 8)
- Mausoleum at Halicarnassus (Bodrum Turkey is close to point 7 and 8)
- Colossus of Rhodes (The port of Rhodes Greece is close Olympia points 7 and 8)
- The Lighthouse of Alexandria (Alexandria Egypt is also in line with points 7 and 8)
9) The Temple Complex of Luxor
We find this temple complex on the Nile River in the city of Luxor, Egypt. This is the site of the ancient city of Thebes. Egyptologists estimate its construction around 1400 BCE. The complex is made of several temples on both sides of the Nile. There are four major mortuary temples. These are the Temple of Ramesses II, and the Temple of Ramesses III at Medinet Habu. Then we have the temple of Seti I at Gurnah, and the Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahri. The two primary temples are at Karnak and Luxor.
Unlike the other temples, the Luxor temple is not dedicated to a cult god or a pharaoh. Instead, it’s about the restoration of the line of kings. This site is where the pharaohs of Egypt held coronation ceremonies. Even Alexander the Great, claimed he was crowned at Luxor. However, there is no historical reference for him south of Memphis, near modern Cairo.
10) The Valley of the Kings
11) The Philae Temple
This temple was originally at the First Cataract of the upper Nile river in Egypt. And, it was part of a larger temple complex. However, because of the Aswan Dam, it is now located on an island in the reservoir. All outlying structures succumbed to the depths of the artificial lake Nassar.
The points from 12 to 15 are going Eastward on the ley line that intersects with point 8 at the Temple of Luxor in Egypt.
12) Petra, the Al Deir Monastery
Petra is on the list of the 7 new wonders of the world. The structure is a mixed-use site. It has religious, military, and burial partitions. It is a beautiful structure that is carved out of the solid rock. It was built in the mid-first century CE. This sacred site on the planetary grid is high in the hills northwest of the Petra city center in Jordan.
13) The Ziggurat (or Great Ziggurat) of Ur
The Ziggurat of Ur is of the Neo-Sumerian era. A Ziggurat is a rectangular-shaped pyramid structure. This one was erected in the city of Ur near Nasiriyah. Today this city is in the Dhi Qar Province of Iraq. The ziggurat was an important part of the temple complex as a shrine to moon God Nanna. It also served as an administrative center for the city.
14) The Arg-e Bam
This is an early Persian site dating back to the 4th century BC. Experts say this adobe structure is the largest of its kind in the world. It is an important link in the Silk Road dating back before the Achaemenid Empire. You can find it in southeastern Iran in the Kerman Province.
Mohenjo-Daro means “The Mound of the Dead”. It is located in the province of Sindh, Pakistan. This site was built around 2500 BCE. And, it was one of the largest settlements of the ancient Indus Valley Civilisation. It is perhaps one of the world’s earliest major cities covering about 250 acres.
Points 16, 17, and 18 runs southeast on the ley line that joins at a major intersection point at Mohenjo-Daro (15)
16) Virupaksha Temple
This ancient temple is part of a group of monuments at Hampi in the Ballari district of Karnataka, India. It is dedicated to Lord Virupaksha, a form of Shiva.
17) The Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple
The Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple or Thiruvarangam is the largest functioning Hindu temple in the world. It is dedicated to Ranganatha, a reclining form of the Hindu deity Maha Vishnu. This temple is located in Srirangam, Tiruchirapalli, Tamil Nadu, India.
18) Ramanathaswamy Temple
This is another Hindu temple dedicated to the god Shiva. You can find it on Rameswaram island in the state of Tamil Nadu, India. It is one of the twelve Jyotirlinga temples in this area. It is only about 240 Km south of The Sri Ranganathaswamy temple.
Point 19 is on a ley line running East and West between point 15 and point 20
19) The Potala Palace
This place is known as a dzong fortress. A Dzong a type of fortress found mainly in Bhutan and Tibet. These structures have towering exterior walls surrounding an interior with other buildings. This one is in the city of Lhasa, in Tibet. It has the distinction of once being the winter palace of the Dalai Lama for the period from 1649 to 1959. It is now a museum.
The palace is named after Mount Potalaka, the home of the bodhisattva Avalokitesvara. The 5th Dalai Lama began construction in 1645. This massive building rises thirteen stories contains over 1,000 rooms, 10,000 shrines, and about 200,000 statues. It soars 384 ft above Marpo Ri, the “Red Hill”.
The site on which the Potala Palace rises is built over an earlier palace of Songtsen Gampo. The current site contains two chapels that are part of the original building. One is the Phakpa Lhakhang. The other temple is called the Chogyel Drupuk. This latter houses a recessed cavern identified as Songtsen Gampo’s meditation cave. This cave dates back even further than known historical records.
20) The Leshan Giant Buddha
This is the world’s largest stone Buddha statue. It is also the tallest pre-modern era statue. The statue measures 71 meters high or 233 ft high. It was built between 713 and 803 CE. It depicts Maitreya (Pali), who is a Buddha to come in the future.
The statue is carved out of a cliff face in the southern part of Sichuan province in China, near the city of Leshan.
We find points 20, 21, 22 and 24 on a longitude line running north and south through China and Cambodia.
21) The Prang Pyramid
Prang is a pyramid with seven tiers. It is attributed to Jayavarman IV. It was constructed around 928 CE. It also has a steep staircase on the north side. It is located in Preah Vihear, Cambodia. But, it has not been restored as well as the nearby monolithic site at Angkor Wat.
22) Angkor Wat
This is another of the world’s most interesting historical landmarks. The temple complex covers 162.6 hectares or 402 acres square making it the largest religious monument in the world. The Khmer Empire built it as a Hindu temple dedicated to the god Vishnu. It was reclaimed as a Buddhist temple in the 12th century. Krong Siem Reap, Cambodia is the location of this icon.
Point 23 is located on diagonal access running northeast and southeast. This intersects with the northern point 15 Mohenjo-Daro. Interestingly, these locations are burial sites.
23) The Tana Toraja Tombs
These burial tombs are erected out of large volcanic boulders. These sites are the focal point for the culture of an ethnic group indigenous to a mountainous region of South Sulawesi, Indonesia.
Point 24 is back at the top of the longitude line for points 24, 20, 21, and 22. Not sure why Davies did not simply number all four of this starting with the most northern location in China.
24) Imperial Tombs of Xia
These tombs are located In Yinchuan, China. The site occupies an area of 30 miles square. They include nine imperial mausoleums plus over 250 tombs of their relatives and state officials.
Point 25 is on another ley line projecting from the East China Sea and connect points 20 and 23.
25) Janggun Chong Pyramid
This is the Tomb attributed to the Korean General Janggun-Chong. It is an impressive Korean pyramid, also known as the Pyramid of the East. The pyramid is thought to be the burial tomb of former kings.
It is located in what was formerly known as Gungnae, one of the capitals of Goguryeo, currently Ji’an, Jilin province, China. The pyramid was “rediscovered” in 1905. The pyramid is composed of over 1000 dressed stone blocks. The larger stones of the base measure 3 × 5 meters. Like many ancient pyramids, the exact dates of its construction and original purpose are unknown.
Point 26 takes us across the globe to the Southeastern Pacific Ocean.
26) Easter Island
Easter Island. This is where we find megalithic giant Moai statues. This is a remote island in the South Pacific Ocean. it is located some 2,300 miles from Chile’s west coast and 2,500 miles east of Tahiti. It covers roughly 64 square miles. The Dutch explorer Jacob Roggeveen was the first to reach the island in 1722.
Archaeologists believe that the statues represent ancient Polynesians. Most of the Moai statues face inland instead of out to sea. There are a few which face out. These are the seven Ahu Akivi. They help travelers find the island. This location is one of the focal 12 vile Vorteces noted by Ivan Sanderson in his original research.
Points 27, 28, and 29 are on a ley line northeast. They are relatively close together on the West Coast of South America.
Tiahuanaco or Tiahuanacu is believed to be a Pre-Columbian archaeological site. It is located in western Bolivia near Lake Titicaca. It is one of the largest sites in South America covering around 4 square kilometers. There is a rich variety of historical evidence here. This includes decorated ceramics, monumental structures, and megalithic blocks. It is estimated that by 800 CE the site boasted a population of 20,000.
28) La Puerta de Hayu Marca
The “gate of the Gods” is located high in the Hayu Marca mountain region near Lake Titicaca. It is also known as the Puerta de Hayu Marca or Door of Hayu Marca or Aramu Muru. Locals talk about people disappearing in this monument. The stone place is believed to pre-date the Incan civilization. No one knows who built it or its original purpose.
29) Macchu Picchu
Machu Picchu is another iconic site near Cuzco Peru. It is believed to be a 15th-century Inca structure. There must have been good reasons to build it high on this mountain ridge. Was it built on this site for protection or some other reasons? It covers roughly 2,400 meters on a mountain just under one mile high. The Urubamba River flows near which creates a unique tropical mountain climate.
Points 30 and 31 are on a ley line that runs northeast through the peninsula between North and South America. These sites are only about 185 Km apart.
30) Tazumal Pyramid and Temple Complex
The Tazumal complex is a pre-Columbian Mayan site. It is located in Chalchuapa, El Salvador. It’s a complex within the larger area of the ancient Mesoamerican city of Chalchuapa, in western El Salvador.
31) Copan Ruins
The site Copán is an ancient Maya city. It is located in Honduras, not far from Guatemala. It was the capital city in the Classic period. This was from the 5th to 9th centuries CE. But, its history goes back much further. Excavations tell us the city was occupied for more than two thousand years from the Early Pre-classic period to the Post-classic. The city has its distinctive sculptures within the tradition of the lowland Maya.
Points 32 through 34 runs northeast along a ley line which cuts across the Yucatan peninsula.
32) Pyramid of the Sun
The Pyramid of the Sun is part of a large complex in the middle of Teotihuacan Mexico. It’s the largest building in Mesoamerica constructed about 200 AD. The structure is 220 meters or 720 feet high and 224 meters or 740 feet wide.
33) The Tikal Temple Complex
Tikal is an ancient Mayan city. Hieroglyphics at the site refer to the city as Yax Mutal or Yax Mutul, this means “First Mutal”. Tikal is located in the rainforest of Guatemala. And, it is one of the largest archaeological sites of the pre-Columbian Maya civilization. There are no less than 33 magnificent pyramids and building structures in this complex.
34) El Castillo Chichen Itza
El Castillo, Spanish for “the castle”. It is a step-pyramid in Mexico on the Yucatán peninsula. This pyramid is at the center of the Chichen Itza archaeological site. The Maya name “Chichen Itza” means “At the mouth of the well of the Itza.” It is known as the Temple of Kukulcan or sometimes Kukulkan.
Points 35 through 38 are in the United States.
35) Crystal River Mound Complex
The Crystal River Mond Complex is a historic Native American site. It is believed to have been occupied for 1,600 years. It covers over 60 acres and contains several temples and burial mounds. It is located on the West coast in Crystal Florida.
36) The Emerald Mound
This is the second-largest ceremonial mound in the United States. It has a unique pentagram like shape. It is located near Stanton, Mississippi.
Excavations show it was built over an extended period from 1200 to perhaps1700 CE by the Plaquemine Native American Indians. It was a place of worship and was topped by eight ceremonial stone structures. The mound rises 65 feet above the surrounding ground.
Although an interesting site, we are not sure why this site was added to the list of those on the icosahedron grid. It does not align with the diagonal going from Crystal River Florida to Collinsville Illinois. This location is too far to the west to be considered in alignment. However, this site may be on a minor ley line.
There are other sites on this ley line from Florida to Illinois. For instance, the Track Rock Gap Archaeological Area in line. It is at the Brasstown Ranger District of the Chattahoochee National Forest in Georgia. This area is known for petroglyphs or marked stones. The Track Rock site has six table-sized soapstone boulders. Each of these contains hundreds of symbols carved or pecked into their surface. Archaeologists have speculated dates for the figures from the Archaic Period 8,000 to 1,000 BCE. These petroglyphs have not yet been fully deciphered.
37) Monks Mound
This is the largest pyramid in north Mesoamerica. The beginning of its construction dates back to 900–955 CE. This mound is located at the Cahokia Mounds near Collinsville, Illinois.
This mound is about 100 feet high and 955 feet long including the access ramp at the southern end, and 775 feet wide. This makes Monks Mound roughly the same size at its base as the Great Pyramid of Giza at 13.1 acres. The perimeter of its base is larger than the Pyramid of the Sun at Teotihuacan. This structure is a platform mound. Excavations show it supported some kind of wooden structure on the summit. The platform mound is made by compacting layers of soil, sand, and clay. This is a different building technique from other cultures that used large stone blocks.
38) The Grave Creek Mound
This burial mound is located in the Ohio River Valley in West Virginia. It is a large cone-shaped burial mound. It measures 62 feet high and 240 feet in diameter. The builders of this site, moved more than 60,000 tons of material to create it in 250–150 BC.
Even if you consider ley lines as pseudoscience, it is hard to deny the alignment of these sites. The pattern on this grid defies coincidence or chance. These sites are found all over the globe. They were created by many different cultures over thousands of years. There must be some underlying reasons for building at these locations.
Many of the sites erected in the last two millennia are additions to earlier structures. They are rebuilt on or over earlier structures or foundations. These builders didn’t know why the ancients choose these sites or the alignments of the stones. They just regarded them as special. How did the ancient builders choose these sites? Why did they algin many sites with annual celestial sun and moon phases?
What knowledge did the ancient builders possess that we have lost? All that we know for sure is that many of these sites align with the geometric pattern of the icosahedron. And, this pattern is part of the folklore regarding the energy of ley lines. This is the secret. They were able to identify the ley lines.
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(1) Nikola Tesla, Wikipedia
(2) Ivan Sanderson
(3) Simon E. Davies source of the planetary grid photo
(4) Joseph Campbell & Joseph Campbell’s book The Hero’s Journey, Wikipedia
*Wikipedia is an excellent resource to investigate all the sites listed.