A great circle is any circle drawn on a globe (or any sphere) with a center that includes the center of a globe. So, it divides the globe into two equal halves.
The equator is a great circle.
I want to discuss another great circle around the globe, starting and ending with Easter Island. Most of this information comes from the brilliant research of Jim Alison. (Its fun to get a globe out and map this out for yourself!, or you can easily do it on google earth)
This post is part one; giving a brief explanation for the detailed research Jim Alison has done here
Part 2 will explain my idea of how to use this information for education curriculum instead of the current failing system.
Now, let’s begin our journey, in a great circle, around the globe.
Easter Island is one of the most remote islands in the world. It is located in the southeastern pacific ocean at the southeastern most point of the polynesian triangle.
Easter Island is noted for the giant stone statues called the Moai.
Almost 900 of these statues have been found. On average, they stand 13 feet and weigh around 14 tons. The largest one is 72 ft. tall and weighs approx. 150 tons. The first ones were built around 700 AD. Another interesting find on the island is a writing system called rongorongo, that has yet to be deciphered.
Next stop on the great circle is Nazca, Peru.
Nazca is about 200 miles south of Lima in the Peruvian desert. There is a plain about 37 miles long and one mile wide, with an assortment of lines; some straight, many pararell, some forming geometric forms and symbols, and some are depicting birds and other animals. These lines and formations are so enormous that they can only be appreciated from the sky.
Who were these lines made for?
“the vast majority of the lines date from 200 BC to 500 AD, made from a people known as the Nazca. The earliest lines, created with piled up stones, date as far back as 500 BC.”
Third stop on this great circle: Ollantaytambo
Ollantaytambo is another ancient site in Peru (built by the Incas) but the purpose of this site is not clear.
In the book Gods of the New Millennium, Alan Alford writes
“The great mystery of Ollantaytambo is how these six, 50-ton stones were moved to their present location, since the quarry from which they came has been definitely identified as Chachicata, four miles away, across the valley on the opposite mountainside!”
The next stop on the circle is Paratoari, also known as the pyramids of Paratoari, in an extremely inaccessible part of the transitional altitude jungle in southeastern Peru. Paratoari is eight large pyramids in two symmetrical rows.
Moving on to our next stop in Algeria in Africa: Tassili n’Ajjer
This ancient site is noted for prehistoric rock art, some dating back to 10,000 BC.
I don’t know how to comment on this… (wtf?)
Next stop in Africa is Giza.
This ancient site hardly needs any introduction. The Great Pyramid is absolutely an architectural marvel, and how it was built was not the only mystery; the more research done on the pyramids and ancient egyptian culture only raises more questions.
Now we connect the next dot to our starting point, Easter Island, to complete the perfect, great circle.
a quick review:
1. Easter Island – huge megalithic statues called Moai weighing as much as 150 tons, dating as far back as 700 AD.
2. Nazca – geometric lines and lines depicting animals so large that you really have to see from an airplane, dating back as far as 500 BC.
3. Ollantaytambo – ancient site with more megaliths from the ancient Incan civilization.
4. Paratoari – eight pyramids in two symmetrical lines, probably natural formations, but just happened to be in this great circle, very close to other ancient mysteries.
5. Tassili n’Ajjer – cave art dating back to 10,000 BC that looks like aliens. Period.
6. Giza – probably the greatest ancient wonder ever, but a mystery as to how they were built, and can’t be recreated by today’s technology.
Each and everyone of these sites are a mystery, and they form a perfect “great circle” around the Earth. So many questions popped into my mind after researching this. Ancient aliens? a more advanced and connected ancient civilizations, possibly connected by higher consciousness levels? but how? why weren’t we taught this in school?! what other great circles are there?
But there’s more.
Additional ancient sites that are located within one-tenth of one degree of this great circle include Petra, Persepolis, Khajuraho, Pyay, Sukothai, and Anatom Island.
All of the following ancient sites are within one quarter of a degree of the great circle: Machupicchu, Cuzco, the oracle at Siwa, Mohenjo Daro, the ancient Sumerian city of Ur, the Angkor temples in Cambodia and Thailand, and the Angkor temple at Preah Vihear.
I won’t go through all of these sites, but there is one point I would like to make (again, thanks to Jim Alison’s work):
All major religions were founded in this great circle, if you count the ancient sites (located only one-tenth to one-quarter of a degree) outside the great circle. In other words, just expand the great circle to a 100 mile wide “belt” around the earth, and then you discover that God prefers this particular “belt” great circle to make an introduction.
Judaism, Christianity and Islam are collectively known as “Abrahamic religions” because they trace their history to the covenant God made with Abraham in the Hebrew Bible.
Abraham was born in the ancient Sumerian city of Ur, which is modern-day Iraq.
Hinduism, the oldest of today’s main modern religions, started in the Indus valley in India, where Mohenjo Daro was located. And Buddhaism was founded in Lumbini (originally north India but now Nepal), which is also in the “belt” of the great circle.
Obviously, ancient Egyptian religions and ancient Incan religions also have foundations in this great circle.
And, I don’t want to leave out an important but often not mentioned, Zoroastroism, founded in Persepolis.
So, is it just me? or is this God-of-all-religions-in-the-same-great-circle something to ponder? 🙂 And, in the same great circle, there are many monoliths and precise building techniques that we can’t match today, in the same circle? And that the same ancient techniques (from so-called ‘primitive’ people) used to build, across the globe, for hundreds and thousands of years apart, the same technique and symbols, that are still standing today, thousands of years later. It is quite significant.
One more thing of importance, famous Egyptian archeologist Ahmad Fakhry was working at a site in the Siwan oasis in the great god belt where an extremely odd hominid footprint was discovered in 2007. It was dated to be possibly 2-3 million years old.
I’m sure all of this is just a coincidence, since the information wasn’t fed to us through our education system, brilliant un-biased news media, and other institutions doing their job of suppressing information. But that’s just my opinion.
I hope you enjoyed reading this post. Please read part 2, it will explain my opinion above.