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The Geometry of Ancient Sites:

A Geo-Grid

Charles William Johnson


In the previous essay, The Geometry of Ancient Sites, we saw how different ancient sites are related to the major river basins around the world. Let us now add the site of Stonehenge to the geo-grid as previously presented.


In the previous illustration, we have connected New Orleans, Louisiana, Giza, Stonehenge and Easter Island, Chile. Immediately, the reader is going to ask, why New Orleans, Louisiana? In the previous essay, we emphasized the site of Poverty Point, Louisiana. And, we spoke about the fact that we conceptualize corridors between the different sites, not just the idea of fine, thin lines interconnecting the ancient sites. We also spoke about the relationship between the Nile River and the Mississippi River.


It is our purpose in this study to draw attention to New Orleans, and the coordinate points that this city represents on the geo-grid. The city of New Orleans represents the lowest part of the State of Louisiana. The highest part (535 feet) of the State is at Ohskill Mountain, near a site named Watson Brake, which was discovered on a few years ago. That is somewhere between 33 and 32 degrees N. In fact, Watson Brake is said to be the oldest site in the United States by some archaeologists, some 9300 BP, according to radio carbon dating.


One may conceptualize a corridor of the geo-grid, from New Orleans and the Delta of the Mississippi River to the Poverty Point site, some 55 miles northeast of Watson Brake, just as one may conceptualize a similar corridor corresponding to the delta of the Nile River to the Giza complex.


In fact, it must be noted that the coordinates that are often given for both the Giza Site and the City of New Orleans share some common traits:


New Orleans 29.58 N 90.07W


Giza (Al-Jizah) 30.01N 31.13E


One might think those numbers to be so relational, but as one searches a little more, the following data are often offered doe the coordinates of the Great Pyramid of Giza:


The Great Pyramid 29o 58' 48" 0 31 o 07' 48" 0


Obviously, one can measure the expanse of an entire city or that of a large pyramid, such as the Great Pyramid from distinct coordinates, and even choose ones that are coincidental. But, these figures are taken from distinct sources, who had no apparent prior agreement to choose similar coordinate numbers.


But, for this reason, we would rather speak about corridors between the significant sites, than fine thin lines, which can be easily disregarded. It is more difficult to ignore some of the geometrical relationships that we are going to illustrate in this essay, just as similar relationships among the ancient sites were difficult to ignore in the previous essay written on this same subject in the Earth/matriX series.


Possibly one might prefer to visualize the corridor between New Orleans and Giza as that of: Mississippi River/Poverty Point and Nile River Delta/Giza Complex. Such a corridor could be conceptualized between 29+ degrees N and 32+ degrees N; given the fact that the mount/delta of the Nile River reaches close to 31.5 degrees. However, we shall simply emphasize the relevancy of the City of New Orleans for the moment, without offering any explanation for now.


By the way, someone must have surely noticed that we compared apples and oranges in the previous data cited for the different sites chosen for this study.


29.58 N (decimal system expression) [NOLA]


29o 58' 48" 0 (degrees-minutes-seconds system expression) [Giza]


But, within our studies of the ancient reckoning system, such a comparative symbolism in two different systems does not surprise us. Nor would we be surprised if some one suggested a possible relationship between the coordinates for Giza and the Great Pyramid:


Giza 31.13E



The Great Pyramid 31 o 07' 48" 0


There is no room for surprise, when we realize that 31.13 is precisely

31 o 07' 48" 0; again, a translation from one system to another. Nor would we be surprised if some found a symbolism in the 31.13c number with respect to the maya date of 3113 years before our era that is often cited as the maya start date among scholars.


As we mentioned, one may view the numbers as of boundaries for the corridors, and in this manner one could conceptualize NOLA as 90:30 on the grid, and Giza/Great Pyramid as 30:30, which would offer conclusions similar to those that we offered in the previous essay on this subject.


Many scholars draw attention to the symbolic significance of the numbers coming out of the ancient reckoning system. Therefore, we should not be surprised to see other sites enjoying historically significant numbers for their coordinate points.


Stonehenge 51.11 N 51 o 06' 36" 0

1.49 W 1 o 29' 24" 0


As we observe Stonehenge with coordinate numbers that relate to the 360c day-count calendar, we would expect the second coordinate number to be: 1 o 29' 26" 0 in relation to the 260c day-count calendar. By considering the expanse of the site, one can easily comprehend such an adjustment. But, then again, one could imagine the distillation of numbers, and visualize the 1296c fractal number in this last coordinate expression, given that 1 2 9 (2 + 4) means 1296.


Teotihuacan 19.44N 98.50W


We should remember Harleston's reference to the 7776c count (3888, 1944).


We might easily obtain the idea of corridors when we consider world atlases that offer the coordinates for the Gulf of Mexico as 25.00N and 90.00W. Therefore, it is understandable that no city, no pyramidal structure is actually a single coordinate, but rather a set of coordinates, embracing specified spatial boundaries. And, these spatial boundaries are often the object of great debate, when it comes to the need of measuring them.


One may see that the 29.58 figure for NOLA/Giza suggests another significant number/fractal; that related to the speed of light (299709115.4 kms/second). [Note: See the Addendum: Jim Branson,, where the author deals with the latitudinal expression of the Giza Complex as possibly representing the speed of light.]


29.58 DMS = 29.96666667


Were we to translate the coordinates of the Great Pyramid and NOLA, into the fractal expression for the speed of light, one would then have the boundaries for the corridor:


NOLA given as: 29.58 29o 34' 48"0


Great Pyramid given as: 29o 58' 51"0 29.9808333


29o 58' 48"0 29.98


Within this lesser range of boundaries and corridors (29.58 – 29.98), one can imagine the figure given for the speed of light. The contemporary constant given for the speed of light, then, is fractal expression, 29.9792458. This figure in terms of geo-coordinates would be:


29.9792458 = 29o 58' 45" 2


29.9709114.5 = 29o 58' 15" 2


These numbers/fractals lie within the smaller corridor, which is 29.58 – 29.98:


29.98 - 29.9792458 = .0007542

.0015084 (151840 maya)

.0030168 (3168c series)



Also note, if we take the idealized view that the speed of light is an even number (ca. 30c):


30.0 - 29.9792458 = .0207542






1168.3575922 = 1365059.463 And, then, we begin a whole new line of inquiry regarding these relationships to the maya companion numbers that would require another complete essay. But, the significant point, is to note how the fractal expressions of Giza relate as of the speed of light. The possibility of developing a number that is relational to the maya long-count series and to the 29.98 and 30.0 range as of these two number series is hard-pressed to attribute to circumstance and chance at the level of computational differences of terms:


.0007542 and .0207542.


One could expand these considerations to include those of the other possible boundaries of the corridor, which could include the mouth of the Nile River and that of the Mississippi River, as well as the site of Poverty Point, as well as other sites in Egypt near Giza. The 7542c doubles almost precisely to the Meso-American calendar round number (18980c): 1.89800322310. The 7542c in relation to the maya 1872 yields another kemi number: 567c (since 1872 – 7542 = 5670). Were we to consider the difference between the 29.9709114.5 and 29.58 numbers (i.e., .39091145, which doubles to .195455725), then we would have to begin another essay. For remember the Nineveh number/fractal: 1959552c.


This maya period number, 1872000, in its fractal expression offers a distinct coordinate.


1.872, 3,744, 7.488, 14.976, and 29.952


29.952 DD = 29o 57' 07"2


Obviously, this coordinate expression lies within the Giza complex as well. But, enough said about the symbolism within the ancient reckoning numbers, and their possible relationship to the corridors between ancient sites. Let us explore some more of the geometry of the ancient geo-grid.


The previous view reveals what happens when we visualize a corridor from the point shown on the corridor between NOLA and Giza. A perpendicular line drops down to the easternmost tip of South America. For this reason, as well as for other similar relationships, we view the ancient grid as representing a geo-grid. The ancient sites appear to be foretelling of the layout of the continents and of the great river basins around the world.


One may find relationships among the ancient sites, but it is most intriguing to see that there is yet another level: that of the relationship of the ancient sites to geographical characteristics of the land masses known as continents.




Even the simplest of relationships between Giza and Stonehenge offers pleasant surprises like this 30-60-90 degree triangle referencing the mouth of the great Amazon River in Brazil. For coincidences one can never stop; the ancient sites simply seem to pointing out all kinds of relevant relationships among the sites themselves and characteristics of the planet Earth.


And, as we contemplate these relationships, it only makes sense that the ancients situated their sites, not only in relationship to themselves and among themselves, but in relationship to the their surroundings, to the very Nature within which they lived.




The point that intrigued us as we drew these interconnecting lines among the sites, is that the angle formed by NOLA-Giza-Stonehenge forms a 39-degree angle at Giza; a 51-degree angle at Stonehenge (102 / 2 = 51). Remember, Stonehenge is itself located near the latitudinal coordinate point of 51 degrees. The red triangle would basically represent nearly the shape of the Great Pyramid's profile presentation, in a repeat pattern here. And, strangely enough, NOLA would represent the eye of the triangle in its respective case.




Just how many relationships are there in this set of coordinate points; far too many to discuss in a short essay at this moment.

On a globe of the Earth, if one runs a connecting string/line from Cusco, Peru to Giza, that line passes through the Mouth of the Amazon River. If one traces a line on a globe from Easter Island to Giza, that lines runs through Lake Titicaca.


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Addendum to Extract 74 of Earth/matriX

The following image and text are reproduced here by permission from, Jim Branson,, which treat the symbolic representation of the speed of light in the coordinate numbers of the Great Pyramid at the Giza Complex.




ACIENT-KNOWHOW.COM by Jim Branson LIGHTSPEED LATITUDE INTRODUCTION       Computer modeling of the Giza Complex layout further indicates the existence of Ancient Intelligence.  The entire Giza Layout appears, in part, based on the "lightspeed latitude" of 29.9792458 degrees North.


In our self-indulgence with our current technologies, we have marveled at, "How could the Ancient Egyptians locate the Great Pyramid so near the 30 degree north latitude?"

The answer lies not in "what THEY COULD DO" but in "what WE CANNOT DO even today".  Perhaps we cannot even survey the structures accurately enough to fully understand the fundamental "design layout" of the Giza Complex. 

     A certain Professor Smyth surveyed the latitude of the center of the Great Pyramid in the early 1800’s. Our modern surveys and satellite images do not seem to seriously alter the professor’s numbers outside of typical error for the equipment of the times.

     Smyth gave the latitude of the so-called center of the Great Pyramid at 29 degrees, 58 minutes and 51 seconds, or 29.980833 in decimal degrees.  It was this last number that made us "amazed" at how close to 30 degrees the builders had come.  We did not even stop to consider that the number might have "far more accurate indications." Only our modern "ego-driven mentality" would think such a magnificent structure would be somehow made more intelligent by "being near the 30 degree north latitude".

     One of the most important numbers in all of science may be the standard speed of light of 29.9792458 x 10,000,000 meters per second.  You recall that this number squared is the number used in Einstein’s equation of Energy = mass times C2.  This latter number literally ties matter and energy together in the universe.

Similarly, the very important constant used in evaluating the force between charged particles actually uses both of the numbers 29.9792458 and 299,792,458. It almost seems like this constant is trying to "tell us something".

     Perhaps you have forgotten that the basic definition of the "meter measurement" derives from the idea that it should be 1/10,000,000th the distance from the North Pole to the equator. In our not too distant past, we actually attempted such a survey on more than one occasion. (Tompkins, 1971)

The fact that dividing by 10,000,000 might convert the lightspeed to latitude and that "latitude is the measure from pole to equator", just seemed all too coincidental.  Why would ancient folks have such ideas anyway?  It certainly was not inspired by a "flat earth concept".

The number "10,000,000 or 107" shows up in several of our important relationships. For example, the ratio of the atom diameter to the nucleus diameter is about 10,000,000 to one.

     What captured my attention was that the "lightspeed latitude = 29.9792458 deg. N" did in fact pass between the Great Pyramid and the Second Pyramid, quite close to the middle.

 If one temporarily replaces the standard idea of "Ancient Dumbness" with "Ancient Intelligence", it is not a stretch to figure the builders might use an important number like the speed of light in a symbolic manner.  It only remains to link it meaningfully to the Giza layout.

     Without using the computer model one can first make very simple and rough calculations to show the relationship between the pyramid center and the lightspeed latitude.  These calculations use repetitious data from the surveys by Cole, Sir Petrie and Professor Smyth.

By that means, the calculated latitude of the Great Pyramid center is then 29 degrees 58 Min. and 51.045 Seconds with one simple assumption. That being that the lightspeed latitude is exactly 120 cubits south of the SE corner of the Great Pyramid. (6/5 = 1.2 is a very important number to Egyptians and a musical harmony).

The lightspeed latitude appears to occur very close to a demarcation line along the south edge of the so-called "mastabas" that are located south of the Great Pyramid.  The line appears to extend eastward beyond the Second Pyramid where it enters the maze of the so-called "workman’s barracks".  My work indicates these are far from "barracks".

But I don’t think any amount of surveying nor features on the ground is going to settle the issue to the accuracy we will require to fully understand a potential "design criteria".

Just as was done in previous models, the Giza Layout Model was constructed one small piece at a time using the guidance of symmetry whenever it turned up.  This process completed the model using some 25 different and individual assumptions, which had no apparent link to each other.