The code of Carl Munck

If you’re interested in history and ancient monuments like Stonehenge or the pyramids, and you like fiddling around with numbers, take a look at this site.

It’s about coordinates of these monuments, ancients weights and measures, mathematical constants, and even “monuments on Mars”, such as the famous “Face on Mars”. There are all kinds of relations between all these numbers, or at least – we are led to believe that. It sounds all a bit too far-fetched, if you ask me…

How about this…

Start with the numbers 360 (degrees in a circle) and 60 (minutes or seconds). Multiply these and you get 21600. That happens to be the number of Nautical Miles on the polar circumference of the Earth.

Stonehenge is located at latitude 51 degrees, 10 minutes, 42.3529 seconds North. Now multiply these numbers: 51 x 10 x 42.3529 = 21600.

The longitude of Stonehenge, (relative to the longitude of The Great Pyramid at Gizeh, instead of Greenwich, of course!) is 32 degrees, 57 minutes 28.8173748 seconds. Multiplying these numbers we get 52562.89164, which turns out to be the following product: RAD (in degrees) x Pi x 2 Pi x square root of 2160.

Now, let’s take the radius in Feet, of the Sarsen Circle at Stonehenge: 48.66934411.
Divide RAD (in degrees) by this radius: 57.29577951 / 48.66934411 = 1.177245771. This is exactly the tangent of the precise azimuth-of-orientation of the ‘Avenue’ at Stonehenge: 49.65408598 degrees. This number, in turn, is equal to (e / Pi) x RAD (in degrees): (2.72258992 / 3.141592654) x 57.29577951 = 49.65408598.

Well, it just keeps on going… There are thirteen pages, this was just the beginning of the first one… Just browse through it and see for yourself.


Monday, July 18th, 2005 Funny, Interesting

8 Comments to The code of Carl Munck

  1. If I am not mistaken, the length of the nautical mile is *defined* as the length of 1 minute of longitude at the equator. The rest is (in good dutch) pappekak. Light reading on the pyramids of Gizeh And if you want to see someone going nuts with numbers check this out

  2. Paul on July 19th, 2005
  3. I haven’t read it yet, but…


    The use of colours on that website! Amazing…

  4. Benjamin on July 19th, 2005
  5. And of course, you are absolutely right about the definition of the nautical mile.

    Stupid, I knew that…

  6. Benjamin on July 19th, 2005
  7. Hello every one, I’ve done the same with British ancient sites as Carl has done with the Americas.

    All with very pleasing and revelling results. From the Shetland Isles to the Scilie Isles.

    If any one wants a free CD on these results then contact me.

  8. Gridman on August 7th, 2005
  9. 6x60x600 is 21600

  10. david on February 6th, 2006
  11. Well… not quite.
    You’re only off by a factor of 10!

    But thanks for your contribution, though…

  12. Benjamin on February 7th, 2006
  13. ive been a reader of munck since 1994. his stuff works very wel i have almost all the newsletters and books, hes a great man.

  14. craig tuz on October 3rd, 2006
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  16. sarsen56 on April 22nd, 2008

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