Orientation of Pyramids to Former North Poles


There are many ancient monuments and sites oriented to the current geographic pole, and this is called cardinal alignment or cardinal orientation. But what does it mean when more than 90% of the ancient monuments like pyramids and temples are not oriented to the current geographical pole? What is it that archaeologists and geologists have categorically overlooked?

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Fig. 1: There are many ancient temples and pyramids oriented to the current North pole. Of the more than 910 selected structures in our database, 90 are exactly oriented to the current North pole. How coincidental is that? | © Mario Buildreps.


Fig. 2: Tiwanaku (Kalasasaya) is cardinally oriented with ±0.2° accuracy. There’s much debate about Tiwanaku and who built it.

Why Are Temples and Pyramids Cardinally Oriented?

Around the world, there are many ancient structures, such as pyramids and temples, that are oriented in such a way that their footprint points precisely to the current North pole.

The ancients built many of their monuments in the middle of nowhere. What would you do if you had the freedom to position a monument anyhow and anywhere? Unless you have no idea what you are doing, there is only one logical answer to that question: You would orient it to the geographical pole.

It is also evident that there may be many other structures of importance that are oriented to the geographical North pole without an apparent reason. Pure symmetry between sunrise and sunset might have been one of these reasons. We happen to love the sun for many different reasons.

Our article(s) might be tough for many of our readers. But when you can work your way through it, you will probably become aware that our history, the way it was taught to us, is very much in error.

Earth crust shifts are real, and ancient monuments are much, much older than we are led to believe. By using mathematics, our real history reveals itself razor-sharp without any doubt whatsoever.


Why is Cardinal Orientation Important?

Fig. 3: A Cartesian coordinate system is used to orient and to place positions in a grid. A cardinal orientation of a building has similarities, it makes it easier to orient to the Cardinals and to a certain direction.

Imagine yourself to be in the shoes of an astronomer. There is a comet coming in on the Northern sky at an azimuth of 11 degrees. The building you are working in is just dumped down in the orientation of the street plan, and finding one of the cardinal directions is always somewhat of a guess.

If your building was cardinally oriented, it would be much easier to orient yourself. That window looks out on exactly North. This door opens exactly to the East. This wall is precisely South, and that large window looks out precisely to the West. How much easier would you orient yourself? How much easier would a discussion between astronomer be if they exactly knew in which direction to look for this comet?

You can compare the cardinal orientation of a building with a Cartesian coordinate system. The X-axis goes exactly horizontal, and the Y-axis goes precisely vertical. Drawing a graph is easy. Orienting yourself in this grid is easy. If the grid is rotated to the whims of the day, it would be challenging and inefficient to draw a graph. The first thing you had to do is to study the orientation of the grid itself before you could start to draw anything. It would be very inefficient to work like this. 

So, when you want to study and predict solar cycles, moon cycles, solar eclipses, equinoxes, earth’s motions (obliquity, precession, eccentricity of orbit), or any other phenomena in the sky, you must point your instrument to the only sure point – the rotation axis of the earth. This would ultimately be the geographical North pole, or the South pole if you happen to live on the Southern hemisphere. If you do not do that, you will introduce another variable into the equations, and that makes them much harder to solve.

The same goes for churches. Most religions regard the East as the place where the light is coming from. The Rising Sun. That is the reason why many churches are cardinally or almost cardinally oriented. 


The orientation of the Largest Cathedrals in the World

Fig. 4: The largest cathedrals in the world are, without exception, cardinally or almost cardinally oriented. | © Mario Buildreps


How Mathematics Proves Our History is Wrongly Interpreted

But what does it mean when most of the ancient monuments are not oriented to the Cardinals, i.e., to our current North pole? How likely is it then that they were oriented to former North poles? This can be sorted out by using the power of mathematics.

We proved that Greenland was the location of former (geographic) North poles. The structures that are oriented to these old geographic poles are therefore older than assumed by archaeologists.


Because these pyramids from all over the world were collectively oriented to several locations on Greenland. That Greenland was located at the North pole is not a few thousand years ago. We are talking about hundreds of thousands of years.

The foundations of most pyramids are older than 100,000 years. Their top layers might have been renovated many times – but the orientation was invariably left intact. An unbelievable conclusion that knocks down many paradigms. However, a lot of mysteries start to make sense.

Our claim is extraordinary; our proof is exceptional as well. The mathematics behind our proof is exceptionally accurate and will be published in a book that is currently in the making.


The orientation of Important Observatories in the World

Fig. 5: Most of the observatories are cardinally oriented and that has a good reason: Astronomers have to constantly orient themselves. A correct building orientation helps to make their task much easier. We know the ancients built many observatories around the world and only a few of these are cardinally oriented. Where were the non-cardinal oriented observatories then oriented to? Archaeologists have pondered this question for many centuries. | © Mario Buildreps


Fig. 6: Two boats sailing a steady course will intersect at a certain point. We can calculate this intersection point. When many sailing boats are intersecting at the same spot, would that be coincidence or circumstance? The same principle accounts for pyramid alignments. | © Mario Buildreps

Belief is Strong

Belief systems resist change. We invariably believe that history, as taught to us, is correct. Even when mathematics and other evidence proves that conditioning is wrong, we tend to keep thinking that history, as it is pounded into our brains, is correct.

This is what we call conditioning.

A conditioned mind has trouble to interpret outcomes of mathematics that deviate from the programmed beliefs. No matter how solid the proof is, we tend to fall back into our old assumptions of the trusty old paradigm. To get used to another idea and to muster the will to overcome denial takes much time and effort.


Temples and Pyramids Exactly Oriented to the Current North Pole (Fig 1)

  • Lintong +12 other structures in China (pink line)
  • Borobudur on Central Java (dark blue line)
  • Angkor Wat +12 other structures in Cambodia (yellow line)
  • Konark Sun Temple in India (orange line)
  • Sri Rangam temple +1 other structure in India (red line)
  • Harappa in Pakistan (green line)
  • Bar’am +2 other structures in Israel (white line)
  • Pyramids of Giza and Temple of Horus in Egypt (green line)
  • Tiwanaku in Bolivia (purple line)
  • Naranjo in Guatemala +3 other structures in Mexico (light blue line)
  • Conimbriga (Portugal) and Lumbini (Nepal)
  • Three pyramids in Mexico, Mayapan and Ek’ Balam
  • and many other structures around the world

Total: 90 structures

Fig. 7: Borobudur is probably one of the most accurately oriented temples in the world – within ±0.1° accuracy aligned to the current North pole.

The question is: What is the probability that 90 of the randomly selected global 912 (ancient) structures are coincidentally oriented to the current geographic pole (within a range of 3 degrees)?

The probability is a whopping 1 to 6.15×1018, which is an incredibly small chance that this is the result of some coincidental process.

What does that mean? It means that the orientation of many structures to the geographic North pole is NOT coincidental. Hence, it was done intentionally. The reason? Why is the White House perfectly oriented to the Cardinals? Or why are the Taj Mahal and the pyramids of Giza perfectly cardinally oriented? Or why is the Vatican cardinally oriented? Or why are most observatories cardinally oriented?

The architects of these structures understood the importance of cardinal orientation.

We can be sure that the orientation of these 90 temples and pyramids was done on purpose, and therefore we can say with 100% certainty that the geographic pole is where the orientation of these pyramids and temples is based uponIt is crucial to grasp this part. We can extend the same methodology to the 90% other ancient structures which are not cardinally oriented and examine how they relate to each other. With our method, we are able to discern former geographic poles from the orientation patterns of these ancient structures.

Our powerful mathematical method delivers 100% proof of former geographic poles. Our history is not what it seems to be. The earth has four Lost Civilizations over the course of only 350,000 years. There were probably many more, but we cannot prove them with 100% certainty. The place where we found much older structures are around Peru, and around the Mediterranean.


Fig. 8: When two pyramids are pointing to true North, we can be certain that they belong to the same relative time period. Their northward extensions intersect at the spin axis. We now know that this period is our current crustal position. | © Mario Buildreps


Structures of Power Are Often Cardinally Oriented

Fig. 9: Many of the world’s most significant political buildings are cardinally oriented. Why? Ask the president? He probably doesn’t know how to provide the correct answer. Is a perfectly cardinally-oriented building the expression of a desire to dominate the masses or perhaps a world event? Hardly! | © Mario Buildreps


Do not Select Just Any Buildings

Fig. 10: Angkor Wat is oriented within 0.2 degrees to the current North pole.

When you want to prove a theory of this magnitude, it makes no sense to pick just any structures. No, the structures you must pick need to be monumental, big, ancient, imposing, and perhaps religious in nature. You would not want to pick some random buildings, such as the Notre Dame in Paris or another cathedral somewhere.

Did you know that the Vatican is almost perfectly East-West oriented, and therefore oriented to the current geographic pole? Whatever the reason was, it seemed important enough to orient it this way in the middle of a crowded metropolis. But the Vatican is not on our list – it is much too young.

Selecting just a random church in the middle of a town proves nothing. The location of the sun and stars did not matter for them, let alone the North pole. The church had to be placed in the spatial limitations of its surroundings at that time.

Our criteria for selecting ancient sites:

  • undoubtedly ancient
  • square or rectangular
  • the larger the better (= of more importance)
  • preferably isolated (= not influenced in orientation)
  • orientation is measurable.

After years of hard work, we have been able to allocate more than 900 ancient sites spread around the world. Every ancient monument or site is carefully administrated with location data, orientations and calculations. The latest LIDAR scans in Guatemala have revealed massive ancient cities with pyramids and temples which are without exception oriented as we have predicted with our method. We have dated these cities with our method to be much older than archaeology have been telling us. In fact, they belong to one of the many Lost Civilizations.


Seemingly Criss-Cross Oriented

Fig. 11: Measuring the orientation of a pyramid is never 100% accurate. You must deal with a certain small error. | © Mario Buildreps

During our research, we found 4 other orientation clusters. An orientation cluster is an indication of a possible former geographic pole. To be certain about the validity of individual clusters, much more research was done to come to an ironclad conclusion. You might want to read the other articles on this website to get a full picture of the method we used.

Pyramids from all over the world are oriented to just a few locations that form data clusters on a so-called NORTH-SOUTH reference line. This line is explained further on in this article.

Some sites in Mexico comprise a large collection of pyramids that are criss-cross oriented as if they were just dumped somewhere. But the chance that a few structures on one site cross other alignment clusters are very, very small. It is almost zero. But if that occurs, it means it was not accidental. Some of the structures on the ancient site were reoriented to another pole.

These sites can be interpreted as sites that were rebuilt after a catastrophe – a crustal shift. These structures can tell us an interesting story of what might have happened in the past.


The Accuracy of Measurement

We know where the current geographical North pole is located. In Google Earth, we can measure the angle of orientation with which structures were built in relation to the geo pole. In this way, we can verify the accuracy of our measurements.

The first thing you need to know is how accurately a structure can be measured in Google Earth.

Take for example the Great Pyramid of Giza. We know it is almost perfectly aligned to the geo pole (within ±0.05°). So, we can base our methodology on this.

Experimental measurements on different parts of Giza showed that the average accuracy of measurement of Giza in Google Earth resulted in an error of ±0.20°. The pyramids of Giza are relatively easy to measure; the satellite footage is sharp and the bases of the pyramids are relatively clear.


Choosing the Error of Measurement

There are structures which are more difficult to measure accurately because of blurry satellite footage, or the angle under which the objects were photographed was not vertical (the baseline is the safest area to measure).

For some of these sites, archaeological maps with a North arrow indicator were used as a cross-reference to verify the outcomes of the measurement in Google Earth.

Experiments with measurements in Google Earth compared to maps of ancient sites showed a standard deviation of:

  • σ=68.2%: ±0.5°
  • 2σ=95.4%: ±1.1°
  • 3σ=99.7%: ±1.5°

3σ (99.7%) was accepted as reliable enough for the calculations: ±1.5°. This also includes the error of measurement and glitches in the footage. Although Giza could be measured much more exactly, only ±1.5° (total angle is 1.5+1.5=3.0°) was accepted as the standard accuracy for the whole project, and that counted for Giza as well.


Accumulation of Errors

Fig. 12: Accumulation of errors can result in disasters.

When we intend to find former geographical poles, we must be aware of the possible accumulation of errors, such as:

  • When the pyramid builders established the geo pole many thousands of years ago, they made a little error in their measurements. Even with our GPS systems today we must deal with a potential error of about ± 15 meters.
  • When the pyramid builders constructed their pyramids, they again made a small error between their perception of true North and the actual orientation of the stones.
  • When we measure the pyramid many thousands of years later, the position of the pyramid might have changed a little bit, due to geological processes, especially when earth crust displacements appeared to be at work.
  • When we measure the pyramid many thousands of years later, we again make small errors in our measurements.

It is possible that all these errors cancel each other out and nicely turn out to be perfect, but it is most likely that we will find an erratic pattern of ‘noise’. This noise is the accumulation of the above-mentioned errors, and is ultimately the root of the sum of squares: the combined error Δn =  √(x12+x22+x32+x42 …+…xn2).


Cardinal Versus Non-Cardinal Orientations

Fig. 13: When we measure more than 910 ancient objects chosen from all over the world, we will find a stunning result: Mathematical proof that the earth’s crust has shifted following the rhythm of Earth’s eccentric orbit. | © Mario Buildreps.


Probability That Giza Was Meant to Point North

The chance that one of the pyramids of Giza is oriented cardinally by coincidence is 1 to 30 (90÷3.0).

Fig. 14: When alignments are measured under a large angle, the error will remain small. | © Mario Buildreps

The chance that all three of them are coincidentally oriented to the North pole is almost ZERO. To be exact: 0,0037% ((3.0/90)3 × 100%). Therefore, Giza’s orientation was certainly no coincidence.

The claim that all three were meant to be oriented to the current geographic pole is 99.9963% sure.


How to Define the Chances of Intentional Orientations

Most pyramids have four sides. Since we do not know for certain the purpose of a pyramid, we cannot discriminate one side over another. So, the angle in which it can be uniquely arranged is 90° (360°÷4). We cannot tell which orientation regarding the geographic pole has a higher priority, so we can only define structures 45 degrees left of the geo pole and 45 degrees to the right of the geo pole. This is the mathematical unambiguous basis for our method.

Fig. 15: Measuring objects that are aligned under a small angle results in a larger error. | © Mario Buildreps

With the average accuracy of ±1.5° with which we could measure our chosen structures, there are certain discriminating steps within the angle of 90° 30 which creates a standard chance of 3.33% in the defined methodology that a pyramid is accidentally pointing to the North pole.

There are currently 912 measured structures in our database. Hence, it follows that we can count on a standard chance that 30.4 of these structures (912×3.33%) are pointing North. Thus, when we find 30 structures clustering within an area of 3 degrees along the intersection line we cannot claim a special status based on that. But when this number of random clustering approaches 40, 50 or even 60, the probability of coincidence rapidly diminishes towards ZERO. We can distill from these combined patterns the conclusive proof that the crust, ultimately the North pole, has shifted and that pyramids are much older.

Why much older? Because such a devastating and catastrophic event would not have happened completely unnoticed over the last several millennia.

Of the randomly selected structures, there were 90 ancient structures in the database pointing to the current geographical North pole. As we have already shown above, the chance for this to be mere luck is ZERO.

When another cluster of this magnitude shows up, it is surely one of the former North poles, with a certainty of almost 100%. Let us have a look.

Fig. 16: How large is the chance that almost 50% of all the alignments are running over Greenland, which is just 24% of a quarter hemisphere? When we are trying to find another pole, Greenland is our best bet. | © Mario Buildreps


Finding the Other Poles

We can find former geo poles by following the orientation patterns of ancient structures and by calculating the probability that it is a former geo pole location. We follow the patterns of pyramid orientations which are not pointing to the current geo poles.

But since we only know the current geo poles for sure, and we are uncertain where to look, it is best to go from coarse to fine. If there are hints that the former geographic North pole might have been on Greenland, the first thing that could be done is to look for the number of orientations that intersect on Greenland as a whole.

The number of (ancient structural orientations) intersections on Greenland is 410 of the total of 912. The probability for such a large amount of data to cluster in such a way is ridiculously small: 1 to 4,16×1038[1]. We can be very confident that a former geo North pole was somewhere on Greenland. Or better, Greenland was once situated on a former geographical North pole.

We can claim this with 100% certainty, even if we do not know anything about geology, archaeology, or some other scientific discipline. We do not have to drill holes and do all sorts of fanciful looking expensive research. We do not need to fly with helicopters over glaciers, or other useless sorts of research. We only need mathematics to find the highest potential of truth.

We do not know yet where to look at Greenland. That can be done by following simple logic. How? By connecting the pyramids by using an ‘independent intermediator’ – an intersection line. This line represents the rough path the pole took over the last 400,000 years.

[1]: n=912; x=410; p=0.24; q=0.76


Creating an Intersection Line Over Greenland

Fig. 17: When we draw a vertical line towards the South pole at a longitude of 47.1 degrees, which is over the middle of Greenland, we can analyze how many ancient alignments intersect that line. The peaks in the graph show the most likely locations of the former poles. This line has been established by using our massive database. | © Mario Buildreps


Why Not Connect Pyramids Directly?

It happens often, especially on the internet, that people claim to have found a connection between ancient objects by drawing some lines between them. In most cases that means absolutely nothing, and we cannot draw any conclusions from that.

With 912 pyramids we can have ½×(9122-912) potential unique connections. There is however not always a connection point formed between two structures, simply because there is no mathematical solution. With 415,416 potential intersection points, it would be an immensely unreadable scatter plot with over 90% of useless noise in it. We have nevertheless done all these researches, which you can find on our website. Our research is vast and deep, and we are still extending our research because we have found the ultimate key to so many questions.

We can find an intersection point between two of the most enigmatic pyramids on the planet, Teotihuacan, and Giza. They intersect near Kongsfjord located in Northern Norway. We will find nothing useful at that location. Perhaps even more importantly, we would not know why these pyramids and temples were “un-cardinally” oriented, to begin with.

The intersection lines of ancient structural orientations will lead to clusters of pyramids that we can safely group together leading to a definitive location of a former pole, a node of sorts. We can calculate the probability of such a node to form coincidentally. All the pyramids clustering around the same node belong to the same period.


Former Pole Locations

Fig. 18: The analysis of the full dataset of ancient structures delivered spectacular results. The percentages are almost 100% and they correspond to the latitudes vs temperature plots and thus correlate precisely with the last glaciation cycles. There is only 1 to 750,000 that such a sequence could occur coincidentally. We have found a very important clue to many questions. | © Mario Buildreps


How Probability is Determined

Fig. 19: the binomial formula for determining probability in complex situations

For example, on the reference line, we found 102 intersections between latitude 71 and 73. The standard probability is 30 intersections. We can calculate the likelihood that such a large cluster can be formed coincidentally by using the binomial formula.

  • n = number of trials = 912
  • p = probability of success = 0.03333 (3 degrees out of 90 degrees)
  • x = number of successes = 102

P(x) = 1 to 5.91×1025

The probability that a data cluster of this magnitude is formed coincidentally is 0%. There is no team of scientists, no matter how large and how well funded, who can beat this number.

Conversely, we can say it is artificially constructed. Why? Because the probability it was intentional is ≈ 100%. All these randomly distributed ancient structures were clearly pointing to one location, namely to a former geographic North pole because the geographic pole is the only transcending geographical feature wherever you are on the globe. But since this geo pole appears to migrate, we find a migrating orientation pattern of ancient structures.

The same situation was emulated by using Monte Carlo simulations, which gave the same results. We can be sure this method expresses this situation correctly. This knowledge has great consequences.


Intersection Clusters = Proximity of Former Geo North Poles

LatitudeIntersections with 47.1W Lon line  Probability Former Geo pole 


Mathematical Clustering Over Greenland

Fig. 20: The clustering over Greenland is formed by more than 34,000 intersection points and delivers instantaneous proof of an unbelievable reality: Four former geographic poles. The distances between the nodes correspond very intimately with the temperature changes of the last series of ice ages, revealing the period of existence for these poles. | © Mario Buildreps


Intersection Clusters on Greenland

Another item becomes clear when we look deeper into this issue: The older the cluster, the larger the area over which a dynamic group is formed. It might sound difficult, but it is easier than it seems. The older the geo pole to which certain pyramids were once oriented, the more deformations the crust had to endure. Plates were apparently deformed and thus also the accuracy of the oriented groups of related pyramids. They form a group over a larger area.

This mechanism shows itself in a larger spread of the oriented pyramid to this ancient geo pole. From this, we can approximately recalculate the amount of deformation of the tectonic plates due to the crustal shifts.

Crustal shifts enabled Greenland to migrate in several steps over the North pole. It is possible to correlate the magnitude of the steps with the temperature proxies δD or δ18O respectively found in ice cores of Vostok and Dome-C (Antarctica). The similarities are clear. From this, we can directly derive the time frames of the crustal shifts which are clearly related to the Milankovitch cycles.

The article on the main page tells the full essence of this theory and its exciting discovery.


© 2015 – by Mario Buildreps et al.



Proofreading and editing: J.B.


35 Responses

  • Charles Best

    The comet strike 13 thousand years ago moved the north pole to where it is today in just a couple of minutes.
    In those two minutes many animals were flash frozen.

  • MarlonK

    How can I deduce from an ancient site’s divergence of current cardinal North its age. Do you have a table that correlates degrees of divergence with alignment to previous poles? Specifically, I have visited an ancient site in Southern Spain which is 11° off, which has no archaeological explanation or definable origin but looks like it has been weathered for millenia.

    • Mario Buildreps

      The site can be so ancient there’s currently only a possibility to explain the age probabilistic by its orientation. For that you need more data.

  • Pete

    In Fig. 20, I am intrigued by the trailing circles of dots from each cluster that come together around the Yucatan Peninsula. The lines of dots to Poles III, IV, and V are, or are fairly close to, following a great circle path. Do you know what caused them, and are they, or their center-points, significant?

    • Pete

      That thought triggered another question. Your illustrations showing which sites point toward each one of the former-pole dot-clusters are compelling. Have you, or perhaps could you, prepare four illustrations showing only which groups of sites have intersections falling onto the four lines of points that establish the four great circle arcs (from Yucatan) that are shown in Fig. 20? From another of your web pages, I see that those arcs continue on for some distance into the far side of the earth, as it is shown in Fig. 20.

      I think that this might be informative, and might also, possibly, suggest some other different kinds of insights.

      • Mario Buildreps

        You have to keep in mind that every dot is an intersection of at least two orientations and does not stand on its own. Regarding the massive amount of ancient structures with all sorts of orientations in Mexico, this causes a trail of dots while they have no significance as far as I know.

    • Jerome


  • Pete

    Out of the 415,416 potential intersection points that could exist, about 34,000 are indicated in Fig. 20 as being located over Greenland. But the dots displayed on the remainder of the globe do not appear to be numerous enough to cover the ~380,000 remaining potential intersection points. Can you elaborate on how the dots shown on the earth globe in Fig. 20 were selected? Thanks.

    • Pete

      One other question about Fig. 20: Why did you not also illustrate the dot cluster over the current North Pole?

      • Mario Buildreps

        Because that is unnecessary, also regarding the amount of computing power needed.

  • Peter T Mann

    How are the dates of the different pole positions determined? Thank You

    • Mario Buildreps

      That is done in a probabilistic way. The distances between the poles follow the same sequence as the highs/lows in the temperature proxies from Antarctica. The chances that these patterns are coincidentally the same is less than 0.4%. That why and how we know how old these pole positions most probably are.

  • ron berry

    do you have a book out yet . title ? where do i get it ?

  • Geoff

    Hi Mario , just in case you haven’t already read or watched Crichton Millers work on ancient Celtic cross and his take on it being the symbol of Atlantis navigational device and maybe even older , I’d highly recommend it to all interested in historical truth and its direct link to ancient monuments, the earths axis of rotation is tilted 23.4 degrees .. psalms 23.4 is a little hint that Crichton Miller gives away in his talk

  • Mike

    There is an ancient map showing Antarctica as a savanna type continent with a temperate climate. But you say the south never moved?

    • Mario Buildreps

      Antarctica moved indeed but hardly over the last 500,000 years. Antarctica has even been in the tropics millions of years ago.

  • Drake

    Are you Familiar with Hapgood’s Theory ? Do you believe in younger pole shifts like the Hudson Bay pole shift ,That’s said to be 50,000-55,000 years ago and Supposedly Greenland pool at 12,000 -17,000 years ago.I guess my question is Do you think these time lines are to early? Dose this theory fit with yours . I would appreciate a reply thanks 👍

    • Mario Buildreps

      Yes, we know about Hapgood’s ideas. No, I don’t believe in the sudden, much younger pole shifts as proposed by Hapgood. It is unlikely that such massive events take place overnight. It might stir up your imagination of cataclysmic disaster, but it is energetically simply impossible. Hapgood’s Hudson Bay pole is distilled from paleomagnetic data, and finally made a mess of all the data. Although I like Hapgood’s ideas, they are 100% incorrect.

      If you know a litle about plaeomagnetic data, than you will understand what went wrong. Paleodata is the study of the movement of the magnetic pole. This data assumes that the crust remains stable, and if you start to use this data then for “proving” the position of a geo pole, you then assume that the magnetic pole did not move. And one other thing is this; the EXACT movements of the magnetic pole are only known over the last 4,000 years. Beyond that it becomes scientific based guesswork.

      No, hapgood ideas do not fit our ideas. Hapgood assumed that the crust moved uniformly as a whole, in our theory, the North pole moved radically while the South pole remained fairly stable. That is why we call it crustal deformations, and no crustal shift.

  • Drake

    Are you Familiar with Hapgood’s Theory ? Do you believe in younger pole shifts like the Hudson Bay pole shift ,That’s said to be 50’000-55,000 years ago and Supposedly Greenland pool at 12,000 years ago – 17,000 years ago. There are others I just wanted to mention a few. I guess my question is “are these earlier dates way too early in your opinion”?

  • phil blair

    Is it possible to find the center of each of your five major orientation clusters by viewing the points comprising each cluster (minus the statistically insignificant outliers) as points on a surface, calculating a center of mass of that surface, and then cross-correlating that center to an exact geographical location? Just a thought.

    • Mario Buildreps

      Thank you for your question, Phil. Yes, that is indeed possible. This are the pole positions we found:
      Pole II: 76.103, -38.598
      Pole III: 72.131, -48.159
      Pole IV: 64.090, -46.901
      Pole V: 52.172, -47.404

      To find the former pole positions was a process of iterations. That means that we have initially started with the 47.1, calculated the amount of intersections, then looked at the highest densities. This was the result. These are incredible dense nodes of intersections of structures around the world. The distance between the nodes is strangely enough in exactly the same order as the temperature swings in the last series of ice ages. The odds for the patterns to be coincidentally the same is small, less than 0.4%.

      • Timothy Burkett

        What general dates do the pole #s correlate with? I see 5 ages of civilization in the poles #s and the Temple alignments. For example: Does Pole V = 150,000 to 400,000 years ago?

      • Mario Buildreps

        There’s a general article on our website that probably answers all your questions: https://mariobuildreps.com/ If you scroll down further down you will find a table with dates.
        Pole I: 0 – 26,000 years ago
        Pole II: 130,000 – 155,000 years ago
        Pole III: 210,000 – 225,000 years ago
        Pole IV: 240,000 – 270,000 years ago
        Pole V: 330,000 – 345,000 years ago
        Pole VI: 410,000 – 440,000 years ago

        The periods in between the stable poles are the periods of crustal unrest.

  • Scott Zema

    (Continued): Scott Zema:

    Further, the determination of the cardinal orientations did not require any fancy scientific or esoteric knowledge: the builders could have made a small scale pyramid model which they could have shifted or adjusted by visual observation, noting where the north face was best shielded by shadow and from the bright sunlight hitting the model, taking note of the basal orientations of the faces, and transferring this optimal orientation to surveying the layout for the larger structure. The slight deviations in orientation may have shifted for one reason or another from perfect orientation for these structures, but it was not necessary for ritual purposes to exactly align the construction to the cardinal points, only to make it more convenient for the builders to optimize the entry and construction points on the north face to allow them to do their work.

    • Mario

      Hi Scott, thanks for your interesting opinions. Our method is not about finding True North without advanced tools. We have found five major orientation clusters that are formed not only by Egyptian pyramids but by around 1000 ancient monuments spread around the world. Mathematically speaking can a square or rectangular structure uniquely be oriented within only 90 degrees. So we can treat the orientation of every structure as a dice with ninety eyes. By using this unambiguous method can we inspect clusterings in orientations of ancient monuments other than the cardinal ones. And we have found four other clusters that follow the rhythm of ice ages. You can read our full article on the main page.

  • Scott Zema

    As an architect or builder I would have a more basic reason why the pyramid builders or others might orient their structures along the cardinal points. Nothing mystical or particularly astronomical in this phenomenon.

    In the case of the Old Kingdom pyramids we find almost or near perfect facial orientations along the main cardinal points. Also, the entrances to the pyramids were located on the north face of the structures. Get this: It’s because the pyramid builders or priests did not want to be disrupted in entering the pyramid for construction or any other purpose by the highly variable sunlight on the east, west, or south faces of the pyramids along with the debilitating daily heat of such exposures. These other exposures would inconvenience the work of the crew. Imagine stone hauling crews baked by the sun, for instance, on the southern face of a structure! Like artists looking for north light in a garret, they wanted even, predictable light and and minimum heat from solar sources in doing their work through the northern entrances!

  • Florence

    Interesting. What got me interested in this subject was a chapter in Graham Hancock’s new book Amarica Before. In the chapter on page 238 he talks about Monks Mound on the Mississippi valley. He writes that the large base was off set from true north by 5 degrees and another large building was erected on the apex of the mound precisely aligned to the cardinal directions. This could be the smoking gun for your theory! 😉

  • Jorge Garcia

    This is my belief…a large asteroid struck the earth at a very oblique angle and formed most of what we call the Hudson bay. Due to the protection of the massive ice sheet, what would have been a deep crater became more like an shallow impression. This impact caused the near-immediate extinction of almost all the megafauna and of most human civilizations flourishing at that time. Due to the very oblique nature of the impact near the top of a spinning globe, the north pole shifted in one jolt from central Greenland to its current position. The angle of the Hudson Bay impact crater confirms this glancing blow….as does the lack of an ice sheet over Siberia during the last Ice Age due to it being at a lower latitude. The majority of the crater’s pulverized material rained down on the ice sheet and into the Atlantic ocean (much of that debris field now being erased by 1000’s of years of sea-floor spreading). Some of the debris made it into Africa and Egypt…explaining why King Tut’s dagger was made of meteorite material and why Muslims still worship a meteor fragment. The debris landing in the Atlantic ocean caused a tidal wave and wiped out the Atlanteans who lived near the Atlas mountains of Western Africa. The survivors AKA the “new” pyramid builders had to adjust their temples to face the “new” North pole…and they all had to add 5 extra days to their calendars as the Earth now moved a bit more slowly around the Sun.

  • The earth has a 30km buldge of water at its equator. Sounds like this buldge would have been along a different axis in the past. Do you know this? I’ve done the math with a computer program. If correct Mauritania would have had an ~14km lower sea level for example.

    • Mario Buildreps

      Good point, John. Indeed bulges the Earth somewhat around the equator making the Earth an oblate spheroid. It is not only the water that bulges, it is also the seabed and the landmass that bulges along with it. The oceans bulge more easily and dynamically than landmass, but if you give it some time the landmass will follow. We are looking for ways to develop a complete model for the changes that the Earth had over the last 400,000 years. Why is it difficult to model? The Earth has grown a bit (we suspect between 10 to 15 km over this 400,000 years), the geographic South pole hasn’t moved much, the geographic North pole underwent massive changes. Hence are the locations of the ancient equators during these North pole migrations not very easily solved.

      • John

        Thanks i understand things better now. Stable south pole and instable north suggests north crust movement and not a global spin axis change.

  • Dr Julian E Salt

    Very interesting- but my question is where did this original knowledge come from and spread all around the globe before the internet and GPS and air travel. There must be a common source of knowledge that was given to all these pyramid and temple builders. My guess is an external – ET off-planet source.

    • Mario Buildreps

      Thank you for your comment, Julian. Homo sapiens walks around the planet for more than 400,000 years in the same shape and same intelligence as we today. Crustal deformations that caused the geographic North pole to migrate also caused changes in the cardinal directions and in the solstices (because of changing latitudes). Our ancient ancestors were as curious and intelligent as we are so they studied the movements of the Sun and the Moon, hence we see a pattern arise of changing orientations of ancient structures over the millenniums that appears to match exactly the variations of the glaciation cycles over the last 400,000 years. We have found convincing evidence that the human DNA was manipulated at around 420,000 years ago, probably by “visitors from the sky”.

      • Kev

        Specifically what evidence do you have regarding human DNA manipulation 420000 years ago? And by whom?

      • Mario Buildreps

        That is a good question, Kev. Our finds are statistically convincing which I will explain shortly.
        Pole VI is between 410 and 440 ky old with a probability of over 99%. The amount of orientations that we find in the area of Iran, Iraq, Syria, let’s say former Sumeria, that matches Pole VI, is extremely high. Far above what statistically is to be expected. Homo sapiens appeared on the scene at around this time. The area of the current Middle-East, together with Peru, shows orientational patterns that matches one of the possible migration routes of Homo sapiens. When we look at what the Sumerian tablets say about the creation of mankind, it is striking to see the relations. Cuneiform texts that are carved on stone cannot be dated in any way, that leaves any dating open. This is what we call “evidence” of a possible match between multiple events. It requires much more research to find actual “proof”. This is one of the possibles outcomes we are looking for, by studying mathematical patterns of ancient structures and to relate them with each other.

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