Ancient Archaeological Sites Seen from Google Earth

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#1. Teotihuacan “Temple of the Sun”

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  • LOCATION: State of Mexico, Mexico
  • DETAILS: Teotihuacan is an ancient Mesoamerican city that is thought to have been established around 100 B.C. by the Toltecs. 1 The Aztecs later discovered this massive site in ruins and gave it the name it is now known by. According to explorer Brien Foerster, there is evidence to suggests that an ancient culture predated the Toltecs, as can be seen by the mortarless precision joinery that appears superior to the rough stone construction built on top of it as seen here at the Temple of Quetzalcoatl.

#2. Serpent Mound

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By flickr/ London Tom
  • LOCATION: Peebles, Ohio
  • DETAILS: The Great Serpent Mound is the largest serpent effigy in the world measuring 1,348 ft long through 7 coils and dated around 300 B.C. The serpent head has an open mouth extending around the east end of a 120-foot-long hollow oval feature that may represent the snake eating an egg. In 1987 Clark and Marjorie Hardman published their finding that the oval-to-head area of the serpent is aligned to the summer solstice sunset. Serpent Mound sits on the edge of a crypto explosion crater that has powerful magnetic and gravitational anomalies going deep into the earth. A giant skeleton was unearthed from this mound that apparently measured at 7+ ft tall.

#3. West Kennet Long Barrow

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flickr/ Chris Kench
  • LOCATION: Wiltshire, England
  • DETAILS: The West Kennet Long Barrow is a Neolithic tomb temple situated on a prominent ridge near Silbury Hill, a mile and a half south of Avebury. The construction of the West Kennet Long Barrow commenced about 3,600 B.C., which is some 400 years before the first stage of Stonehenge. The barrow may have been constructed in at least two phases, as there is a noticeable bulge halfway along the longitudinal axis accompanied by a subtle change in direction. Some cremations and the partial remains of at least forty-six individuals – both male and female and of all ages – have been found inside.

#4. Ollantaytambo

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  • LOCATION: Sacred Valley, Peru
  • DETAILS: Ollantaytambo is one of Peru’s largest archeological sites that displays mortarless megalithic stonework cut with laser-like precision as shown here at this trapezoidal entrance which stands out in stark contrast to the inferior rough stone and clay mortar Inca construction above it that was most likely constructed thousands of years later when the Inca found this site in ruins from some ancient cataclysm.

#5. Giza Pyramids

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  • LOCATION: Giza, Egypt
  • SERIES: This complex of ancient monuments includes the three Great Pyramids, the Great Sphinx, several cemeteries and an industrial complex. Listed as one of the Seven Wonders of the World, it is by far the oldest of the ancient Wonders and the only one still in existence – possibly as old as 10,000+ years. The Giza pyramids most likely predate the dynastic Egyptians and were once covered in precision-cut mortarless rose-granite casing stones that have since been removed over the ages. While conventional Egyptologists state that these were tombs of the Pharos, it is more likely that the pyramids were constructed as some sort of energy system.


[2] Newman, Hugh, Serpent Mound Adam’s County, Ohio, 2012