By: April Carson
Imagine a city where the Pyramids are just one of many ancient structures. There is something about their configuration that has intrigued experts for centuries, and continues to puzzle them even in our modern age with all its knowledge at hand!
The Chinese pyramids may not seem as elaborate or impressive than those found outside Egypt but they still display rare symmetry- which was surely no easy feat back when these were built around five thousand years ago -and incredibly detailed artistry unlike anywhere else on earth; this suggests an impressively advanced culture capable not only building large monuments but also understanding architecture well enough such that each step along here would be perfect without any room for errors.
While the Chinese Pyramids may not be as well-known or spectacular as those in Egypt, they nevertheless have several features in common. The Chinese Pyramids are the only pyramids in the world that have an altar. Its also believed that these were used for ceremonies to mark special dates on Earth's calendar.
They are positioned along the four cardinal points, but very little is known about them, and there is something that has always piqued scientists' interest.
Some of the Egyptian pyramids are perfectly aligned north, while others have a modest shift of around 14 degrees. Some were constructed to line up with the four cardinal directions, but many appear to have been constructed incorrectly.
Were they, though? Was the divergence caused by a mistake on the part of its builders? Perhaps, but an Italian scientist has a different idea. An Italian astronomer, Giulio Magli, has made an intriguing suggestion. Maybe the Pyramids' builders did not want to align them to the north; instead, they wanted them to point toward the poles.
The Ancient Greeks regarded the constellations as gods who ruled over human civilizations, therefore they are linked with important events such as wars and births. The Greek word for star is stereskopos, which means "starry sky". This constellation is associated with the god Uranus whose name comes from a Greek word meaning "to increase," symbolizing the idea that Uranus, with his brilliant light, is always present in the sky.
All of this begins to make sense. The North Star was a significant celestial object in Chinese tradition, and it was seen as the great emperor of the sky, according to historians. This is why some authorities believe that certain Chinese pyramidal builders sought to stop aligning the buildings with the cardinal points and instead aligned them with the might North Star.
Using satellite pictures and field research, Magli discovered two families of monuments in the northwestern region along the Wei River, including the North Star. One family of megaliths was aligned with The North Star. It formerly lined up with the North Star.