38 Famous Architectural Marvels Around the World The Earth Grid Ley Lines Map

38 Famous Architectural Marvels Around the World — Earth Grid Ley Lines Map

Did you know that 38 famous architectural marvels around the world share a unique link? They are points on a geometric pattern called ley lines by the ancients. Many questions surround these lines and how they correlate to many sacred sites. Some of these archeological treasures are probably on your travel wish list.

Famous Architectural Wonders

What prompted many ancient civilizations to build elaborate monuments at specific sites? There must be some unique quality to these locations. What is interesting is that many align with a specific geometric pattern that connects them. Is this just a coincidence? It seems highly unlikely that cultures could build these sites that just happened to align with the Earth grid ley lines map.

What knowledge did the ancients possess that we have forgotten? What purposes did these structures serve? Assuming energy ley lines were used to create a global network, who could have undertaken a project of this scale? Aliens? Are the locations of these sites clues to the magnetic field Nikola Tesla (1) was investigating? What do you think? Let’s look at when modern man rediscovered these alignments.

The Becker-Hagens Planetary Grid Map

It all starts with the concept of Earth energy lines or ley lines. We can trace the concept of ley lines back to many ancient civilizations. The Egyptians, Celts, and Native Americans discovered and revered these lines. They recognized the significance of Earth’s energetic network. These energetic highways are believed to carry powerful spiritual or mystical energy. They are the basis for many of the famous architectural wonders.

Though ley lines are not physically tangible, their impact on humankind cannot be ignored. They built prominent structures, like Stonehenge and the Great Pyramids, on these lines. It is believed they could harness and amplify their power. There are frescos from ancient Egypt that depict what we would call lightbulbs. It is fascinating to note how these alignments have endured for thousands of years. And it points to a connection between ancient cultures.

Earth Grid Ley Lines Map & Vile Vortices Map

Ivan Sanderson (2) was a researcher and early pioneer of cryptozoology. He was also a mathematician. He unfolded a complex geometric shape called the icosahedron and placed it on a map of the Earth. This became the Earth or planetary grid line map.

Ivan discovered his map linked several famous architectural wonders with unusual magnetic and electrical activity. These became the 12 locations on the Vile Vortices map. He described his findings in the article The Twelve Devil’s Graveyards Around the World, in Saga magazine in 1972.

Later, Becker and Hagens identified 26 other similar locations on an earth grid ley lines map. The Becker-Hagens planetary grid map may be a key to understanding why these sites were built and how they connected on Earth’s grid lines.   Here is how this profound discovery was made. Take an icosahedron with 20 sides and unfold it. They lay it flat over a global map; these historical landmarks are connected by an ancient energy network called ley lines.

38 Famous Architectural Marvels Around the World

famous architectural wonders the becker-hagens planetary grid map and vile vortices map 38 sites on the historical architectural wonders bucket list

Here’s a summation of at least thirty-eight significant sites on this grid. If you have the time and resources, we suggest you add them to your historical architectural wonders bucket list. Learning about them is the first step. Then, you need to see them in person to feel the dynamic energy for yourself.

The first 5 sites run southward down the British Isles.

1) The Standing Stones of Stenness

Many regard this Neolithic monument as the oldest henge in the British Isles, with towering stones nearly 20 feet tall. We know it was originally laid out in an ellipse with at least 19 stones. Today, only 12 stones remain. This iconic site is near Stromness, Scotland. It’s our first stop on the Becker-Hagens planetary grid map. Enjoy the trip.

2) Solsbury Hill

This site is a flat-topped hill rising about 625 feet, an iron age hillfort occupied between 300 BCE and 100 BCE, near Batheaston in Somerset, England.

3) Stonehenge

Stonehenge is one of the most recognizable sacred sites. It is also one of the most visited famous architectural marvels around the world. This is the iconic circular set of 30 prehistoric standing stones in Wiltshire, England. One group of standing stones forms an iconic ring with central standing stones 13 feet high, seven feet wide, weighing around 25 tons each. Experts trace the bluestones used here to a rock quarry in the Preseli Mountains 140 miles away. So, it took a lot of effort and resources to build this site.

4) The Locmariaquer Megaliths

Locmariaquer is a Neolithic period megalith structure. Megalithic stones can be solitary elements or used in groups. Sometimes, they are built on mounds or rock; here, they found a way to solid pack the soil without using a binding agent like concrete. They remain stable to this day.

The Locmaiaquer in Britain goes by several names. It is called Er-Grah tumulus passage grave, Table Des Marchand, or The Broken Menhir of Er Grah. It is the biggest single-stone dolmen erected in the Neolithic period, and you can walk through a tunnel from one side to the other. Experts say these structures are older than Stonehenge.

This type of megalithic structure is called a dolmen. A dolmen is a stone structure forming a canopy or roof.

5) The Carnac Stones

Carnac is a site with a diverse mix of over 3000 megalith standing stones, dolmens, tumuli, and single menhirs. It’s located in Brittany, northwestern France. The most prominent section is arranged in different sizes, forming rows. There’s speculation these rows or groupings are a message, possibly even a code.

6) The Marhoj Passage Grave

Mårhøj Jættestue or Mårhøj knoll are underground structures or tunnels common in the Neolith burials of the Danes, and this one is in Hindsholm, Denmark.

It is believed to date back to the second century BCE. However, they discovered human bones that were only a few hundred years old at the site in 1868. This indicates that the site was appropriated later for use as a gravesite.

This site is located on the upper part of the grid.  It goes southeast from the first point at Orkney Scottland.  And it shares the same ley line with the first point of Stenness.

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 some of the best examples of this type of art. We have yet to decipher the Hittite language or the meaning of its graphology.

8) The Great Pyramid of Giza

The Great Pyramid on the Giza plateau near Ciro, Egypt. This is one of the most famous architectural marvels around the world on the Earth grid ley lines map. It is the oldest of three on the site. Depending on who you believe built it, some call it the Pyramid of Khufu or the Pyramid of Cheops.

It is the last of the original Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. You will note most of these are within a close radius; these seven famous architectural wonders include:

  • The Great Pyramid in Egypt
  • Hanging Gardens of Babylon (near the Ziggurat of Ur at point 13)
  • Statue of Zeus at Olympia (near points 7 in Turkey and 8 in Egypt)
  • Temple of Artemis at Ephesus (Ephesus in Turkey near Olympia, points 7 and 8)
  • Mausoleum at Halicarnassus (Bodrum Turkey is near point 7 and 8)
  • Colossus of Rhodes (The port of Rhodes Greece is close to Olympia at 7 and 8)
  • The Lighthouse of Alexandria (Alexandria, Egypt, aligns with points 7 and 8)

It’s a good place to begin your historical architectural wonders bucket list. That’s because there is such a large cluster of sites in this region.

9) The Temple Complex of Luxor

The Luxor complex site is on the Nile River in the ancient city of Thebes. Egyptologists estimate its construction around 1400 BCE. This complex has several temples on both sides of the Nile, which has four major mortuary temple locations. It includes the temple of Ramesses II, the temple of Ramesses III at Medinet Habu, the temple of Seti I at Gurnah, and the Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahri.   The two primary temples are Karnak and Luxor.

Unlike the other temples, the Luxor temple is not dedicated to one God or pharaoh. Instead, it’s about the restoration of the line of kings. This site is where the pharaohs of Egypt held coronation ceremonies. Luxor is the place where Alexander the Great held his crowning ceremony. However, there is no historical reference for him south of Memphis, near modern Cairo. It’s one of the sites on the historical architectural wonders bucket list that needs more investigation.

10) The Valley of the Kings

This Valley of the Gates of the Kings is part of the Luxor complex. It’s a burial site used for 500 years, from 16 to 11 century BCE. Here, the pharaohs and nobles of the kingdom are laid to rest in subterranean rock-cut tombs.

Although it is only 28 miles from the Luxor complex, it is worthy of separate mention. The site contains over 60 individual tombs over 20 miles square. With excavations continuing, more burial sites are being discovered.

11) The Philae Temple

Initially located at the First Cataract of the upper Nile River in Egypt, this temple was a more lavish temple complex. However, since they built the Aswan Dam, this temple is now on an island in the reservoir. Sadly, all outlying structures succumbed to the depths of the artificial lake Nassar. Bummer. It’s another one of the historical architectural wonders lost to modern development.

The points from 12 to 15 are going Eastward on the ley line intersects with point 8 at the Temple of Luxor in Egypt.

12) Petra, the Al Deir Monastery

Petra is one of the seven wonders of the New World. This sacred site on the Earth grid ley lines map is high in the hills northwest of the Petra city center in Jordan. It’s a mixed-use site with religious, military, and burial partitions. The exterior entrance is a beautiful structure carved from solid rock. The building dates to the mid-first century CE. Many say this is a must for your historical architectural wonders bucket list.

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 is in the city of Ur near Nasiriyah, which is in the Dhi Qar Province of Iraq. The ziggurat was an essential part of the temple complex shrine to the moon God Nanna. It also served as an administrative center for the city.

14) The Arg-e Bam

Arg-e Bam 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 essential link in the Silk Road dating back before the Achaemenid Empire. You can find it in southeastern Iran in the Kerman Province.

15) Mohenjo-Daro

Mohenjo-Daro means “The Mound of the Dead.” It is in the province of Sindh, Pakistan. They built this site around 2500 BCE, and it was one of the most expansive settlements of the ancient Indus Valley civilization. It is one of the world’s earliest major cities, covering about 250 acres.

Points 16, 17, and 18 runs southeast on the ley line 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. They dedicate this temple to Lord Virupaksha, a form of Shiva.

17) The Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple

The Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple in Tamil Nadu, India, is the world’s largest functioning Hindu temple. It is dedicated to Ranganatha, the Hindu deity Maha Vishnu.

18) Ramanathaswamy Temple

They dedicate the Ramanathaswamy Temple to Shiva. It’s on the Rameswaram island in Tamil Nadu, India, 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/West between point 15 and point 20

19) The Potala Palace

This place is a dzong 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 Dalai Lama’s winter palace from 1649 to 1959. It is now a museum.

The 5th Dalai Lama began construction in 1645. This massive building rises thirteen stories and 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 over an earlier palace of Songtsen Gampo. The current site contains two chapels, which are part of the original building. One is the Phakpa Lhakhang.  The other temple is called the Chogyel Drupuk. This latter houses an open cavern identified as Songtsen Gampo’s meditation cave. This cave dates back even further than known historical records.

Points 20, 21, 22 and 24 on a longitude line running north/south through China and Cambodia.

20) The Leshan Giant Buddha

It is the world’s most enormous stone Buddha statue and the tallest pre-modern-era figure, measuring 71 meters or 233 feet high. The statue is carved out of a cliff face in the southern part of Sichuan Province in China, near Leshan’s city. It dates to 713 CE and depicts Maitreya (Pali), a Buddha to come in the future. A list of famous architectural marvels around the world would not be complete without this site.

21) The Prang Pyramid

Prang is a pyramid with seven tiers in Preah Vihear, Cambodia. This pyramid was created by Jayavarman IV and dates to around 928 CE. It also has a steep staircase on the north side. It is close to the monolithic site at Angkor Wat.

22) Angkor Wat

In Krong Siem Reap, Cambodia, Angkor Wat is the world’s largest religious monument, covering 162.6 hectares or 402 acres square. It’s one of the biggest and most famous architectural marvels around the world. The Khmer Empire lasted from 802 CE to 1431 CE; originally a Hindu temple dedicated to Vishnu, it became a Buddhist temple in the 12th century.

Many seasoned global travelers tell us if you can visit only one spot on the Becker-Hagens planetary grid, this is the one to pick. You can spend weeks exploring this site and see something new every day. This is a definite stop for your historical architectural wonders bucket list.

Point 23 is located on diagonal access running northeast/southeast.  This intersects with the northern point 15 Mohenjo-Daro.  Interestingly, these locations are burial sites.

23) The Tana Toraja Tombs

They cut these burial tombs from volcanic boulders. These sites are the focal point for an ethnic group’s culture in 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 in Yinchuan, China. The site occupies 30 square miles, including nine imperial mausoleums and 250 graves.

Point 25 is on another ley line projecting from the East China Sea and connect points 20 and 23.

25) Janggun Chong Pyramid

It’s a Tomb for the Korean General Janggun-Chong. It is an impressive structure known as the Pyramid of the East, the burial tomb of former kings.

Janggun Chong is in the ancient city of Gungnae, one of the capitals of Goguryeo, currently Ji’an, Jilin province, China. The pyramid was “rediscovered” in 1905. The pyramid comprises over 1000 dressed stone blocks—the larger stones measure three × five meters. Like many ancient pyramids, the exact dates of their construction and original purpose are unknown.

Point 26 takes us across the globe to the Southeastern Pacific Ocean.

26) Easter Island

Easter Island is where we find megalithic giant Moai statues. It’s a remote island in the South Pacific Ocean. It is located some 2,300 miles from Chile’s west coast, 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 the statues represent ancient Polynesians. Most of the Moai statues face inland instead of out to sea. There are a few that 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.

It is the most isolated of the points on the Becker-Hagens planetary grid map, but it is well worth the effort to visit.

Points 27, 28, and 29 are on a ley line northeast.  They are relatively close together on the West Coast of South America.

27) Tiahuanacu

Tiahuanaco, or Tiahuanacu, is a pre-Columbian site near Lake Titicaca in western Bolivia. It is a significant archeological site in South America. It covers around 4 square kilometers. There is a wide variety of historical artifacts here. There are ceramics with unique decorations, monumental structures, and megalithic blocks. They estimate it had a population of 20,000 by 800 CE.

28) La Puerta de Hayu Marca

The “Gate of the Gods” is located high in the Hayu Marca mountain region near Lake Titicaca.  Some call it the Puerta de Hayu Marca Door of Hayu Marca or Aramu Muru.  Local legends talk about people disappearing in this monument. It is an ancient structure pre-dating the Incan civilization. No one knows who built it or its original purpose.

29) Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu is another iconic site near Cuzco, Peru. Many historians think it is 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 reason? It covers roughly 2,400 meters on a mountain just under one mile high. The Urubamba River flows nearby, which creates a unique tropical mountain climate.

Points 30 and 31 are on a ley line 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) Copán Ruinas

The site Copán is an ancient Maya city. It is located in Honduras, close to Guatemala. It was the capital city in the Classic period from the 5th to 9th centuries CE. But its history goes back much further. Excavations indicate people lived there for more than two thousand years, from the Early Pre-Classic period to the Post-Classic period. The city has its distinctive sculptures within the tradition of the lowland Maya.

Points 32 through 34 runs northeast along one of the ley lines 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, 224 meters or 740 feet wide.

33) The Tikal Temple Complex

Tikal is an ancient Mayan city. Hieroglyphics at the site call the city Yax Mutal or Yax Mutul, which means “First Mutal.”

Tikal is in the Guatemala rainforest, Selva Lacandona. It is one of the most significant 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 is 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 also called 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. Evidence shows it was a multi-use site in use for 1,600 years. It covers over 60 acres, containing several temples with burial mounds. It is located in Crystal, Florida.

36) The Emerald Mound

The Emerald Mound near Stanton, Mississippi, is the second-largest of its kind in the United States. It has a unique pentagram-like shape.

Excavations show it was built over an extended period from 1200 to perhaps 1700 CE by the Plaquemine Native American Indians. It was probably a structure made for worship. There is evidence of eight ceremonial stone structures at the top. The mound rises 65 feet above the surrounding ground.

Although it is an exciting site, we wonder why it’s listed on this map. It does not align with the diagonal going from Crystal River, Florida, to Collinsville, Illinois. This location is too far to the west to align with the pattern of the Earth grid ley lines map. However, this site may be on a minor ley line.

There are other more significant sites on this ley line from Florida to Illinois. One of these is the Track Rock Gap Archaeological Area. This is in 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 Archaic Period 8,000 to 1,000 BCE. We still need to decipher these petroglyphs.

37) Monks Mound

It is the largest pyramid in north Mesoamerica which dates back to 900–955 CE. This mound is in the Cahokia Mounds near Collinsville, Illinois.

This mound is about 100 feet high and 955 feet long, including an access ramp 775 feet wide. It makes “Monks Mound” roughly the same size at its base as the Great Pyramid of Giza at 13.1 acres. Its base’s perimeter 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. This platform mound is made by compacting soil, sand, and clay layers. It’s a different building technique from other cultures, using large stone blocks

38) The Grave Creek Mound

Grave Creek is a Native American Indian burial mound in West Virginia. It is a sizeable cone-shaped burial mound measuring 62 feet high and 240 feet in diameter. This site’s builders moved more than 60,000 tons of material to create it in 250–150 BC.

Final Thoughts on The Historical Architectural Wonders Bucket List

Even if you consider ley lines pseudoscience, you cannot deny the precise alignment of these sites. The pattern of these sites defies coincidence or chance. People picked these sites to build significant structures. We know they located them on ley lines, but we don’t know exactly how they were used.

Many of these sites, which were erected in the last two millennia, are believed to be additions to earlier structures. Perhaps those who adopted the sites didn’t know why the ancients chose them. We do know they understood these sites are aligned with astronomical occurrences. They just regarded them as unique. How did the ancient builders choose these sites? Why did they align many sites with annual celestial sun and moon phases?

What knowledge did these ancient builders possess? We know for sure many of these sites align with the icosahedron. This pattern is part of the folklore about the energy of ley lines. It remains a secret. We don’t know how they were able to identify the ley lines.


(1)  Nikola Tesla. Wikipedia.
(2) Ivan Sanderson. Wikipedia.  
(3) Simon E. Davies source of the planetary grid photo
*Wikipedia is an excellent resource to investigate all the sites listed.a