In Global Sacred Alignments, Terry Walsh diagrams several alignments of ancient sites on straight lines around the center of the earth, and mentions several others. He addresses the alignment of the Great Pyramid with Easter Island, Machupicchu and Persepolis, and he diagrams an alignment of Easter Island with Tiahuanaco, Luxor, Mohenjo Daro, Varanasi and Bandiagara, the ancient land of the Dogons. This second alignment also crosses over Dendera, Bodh Gaya and Mandalay.

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The total circumference of this second alignment is 24,892 miles. The great circle distance from Easter Island to Tiahuanaco is 2,703 miles, 10.8% of the total circumference. The distance from Tiahuanaco to Bandiagara is 4,930 miles, 19.8%. The distance from Bandiagara to Luxor is 2,473 miles, 9.9%. The distance from Luxor to Easter Island’s antipodal point in the Indus Valley near Ganweriwali is 2,363 miles, 9.5%.

Because Easter Island, Machupicchu, the Great Pyramid, the Indus Valley and Angkor are also aligned at 10% intervals around the earth, there is a high coincidence of paired sites along these two alignments. In addition to the convergence of the two alignments at Easter Island and Mohenjo-Daro, Machupicchu is paired with Tiahuanaco and the Great Pyramid is paired with Luxor. If the pairing of these sites along these two alignments is not a coincidence, two good places to look for other ancient sites would be in the Sahara Desert, near the border between Mali and Mauritania, at 21° N, 7° 40' W, 2,488 miles southwest of the Great Pyramid, and in the shallow water of the South China Sea, just off the coast of Vietnam, at 18° 43' N, 106° 27' E, 2,488 miles southeast of Mohenjo-Daro.

The axis points of this great circle are 62° 03' N, 124° 40' W and 62° 03' S, 55° 20' E. The great circle crosses the equator at 34° 40' W and 145° 20' E. The upper latitudes are 27° 57' N at 55° 20' E and 27° 57' S at 124° 40' W.

Links: Latitude Longitude To Great Circle
Easter Island 27° 06' S 109° 20' W 0 miles
Tiahuanaco 16° 32' S 68° 42' W 0 miles
Dendera 26° 10' N 32° 39' E 5 miles
Mohenjo-Daro 27° 15' N 68° 17' E 5 miles
Varanasi 25° 17' N 82° 56' E 10 miles
Bodh Gaya 24° 42' N 84° 58' E 1 mile
Mandalay 22° 03' N 96° 08' E 10 miles

Above: The zodiac that was carved on the ceiling of the temple at Dendera.

Below: Northern constellations and center of Dendera zodiac.

Although the original temple at Dendera was built at the beginning of dynastic Egypt, it is believed that the temple was restored and the zodiac was carved almost 3,000 years later. In ancient Egypt, the hippopotamus represented the body of the constellation now known as Draco, and the bull's thigh represented the Big Dipper (Ursa Major). When the Dendera Zodiac is believed to have been carved (around 150 B.C.), the celestial north pole was above the Big Dipper, closer to Polaris than Thuban. The location of the center of the Dendera Zodiac suggests that it was carved much earlier or carved to represent a much earlier time, when the celestial north pole was close to Thuban, around the beginning of dynastic Egypt. It is also believed that the temple at Dendera was originally dedicated to the star god Sirius-Isis. Sirius is also central to the religious beliefs of the ancient Dogon tribe that still inhabits the Bandiagara escarpment in Mali. In 1862 it was discovered by modern science that Sirius is orbited by a white-dwarf companion star, invisible to the naked eye. The ancient religious beliefs of the Dogons, handed down to the present day, as well as ancient Egyptian writings, both suggest a much earlier awareness of this dual nature of the Sirius star system.