Vol 2 No 4       

Kukulkan pyramid, Yucatan

the Code

by Carl Munck
Carl Munck has created the science of "archaeocryptograpy" — a study of the underlying mathematical order beneath the proportions, size, and placement of the world's Sacred Sites.

But in order to follow Munck's arguments, we are first going to have to become aware of a way of looking at numbers that will seem quite foreign to most. Yet this approach to numbers is extremely familiar to anyone involved in cryptoanalysis: the breaking of codes!

Hidden Codes and the Prime Meridian

In breaking the mathematical codes that are hidden in Sacred Sites, Carl Munck found that two minor adjustments needed to be made to our modern way of reckoning. The first adjustment is to the length of the year, which has changed since the Great Pyramid was built. The number 365.020081, exact to all 6 decimal places, lies "buried" in many Sacred Sites. We'll see later on, in the body of his article, how that number fits in to some of Munck's calculations.

The main adjustment that concerns us for purposes of this article, however, is the location of the Prime Meridian. Today, we calculate longitude based upon vertical lines encircling the globe through the poles, assuming a total of 360 degrees for the entire planet, and with zero being at Greenwich, England. When we say that the time is 0800 hours Greenwich Mean Time, in other words, we mean that this is the time of day at a longitude of 0 degrees.

In order to "break the code" of the Sacred Sites, Munck found that it was first necessary to reckon longitude based not upon Greenwich but upon Giza in Egypt. In other words, instead of being at Greenwich, 0 degrees of longitude would be the location that runs through the Great Pyramid. That is the Prime Meridian for all Sacred Sites.

In "breaking the code," one number that Munck consistently finds "hidden" in Sacred Sites is derived by multiplying together the degrees, minutes, and seconds that represent the site's longitude relative to a Prime Meridian at Giza. So, for example, if a Sacred Site were found at a longitude of 49 degrees 1 minute 1 second away from Giza, we would expect to find the exact number 49 (49 x 1 x 1) "hidden" in the Sacred Site in some manner.

Finding Hidden Numbers

How do you "hide" a number in a Sacred Site? Well, for example in a stone circle at 49 degrees 1 minute 1 second of longitude, you might have 7 stones in a circle, with a stone in the center that is perfectly square: 7 squared = 49. A step pyramid at that longitude could be perfectly square at the base, with 7 tiers on each side.

This all may seem like stretching a point — until you realize that most sites have a longitude or latitude that can only be represented by very long numbers. For example, if you have a latitude of 25 degrees 07 minutes 29.62285728 seconds (north or south of the equator), the number you are working with, multiplied out, is 5184. If you find that by adding and/or multiplying various measurements in a pyramid at that exact latitude you can arrive at the number 5184, the probability of coincidence becomes mathematically negligible. If you also find that the longitude of this pyramid can be derived in like manner, it's even less likely that you are looking at something that occurred by chance.

Going further, what if you study upwards of 250 Sacred Sites and find that the longitude relative to Giza and the exact latitude are encoded into every single one? Even if there were only 10 sites involved, you would have ruled out coincidence. And Carl Munck has discovered that you can find the exact longitude relative to Giza and the latitude, down to several decimal places, encoded into every single one of the 250 Sacred Sites that he has studied!

In proving that the placement of the Sacred Sites he's studied could not have occurred by chance, Munck has also proved that the people who built them must have been able to view our planet from outer space! It would have been literally impossible for us, today, to verify the accuracy of these ancient builders' calculations before we ourselves had satellites!

So Munck is giving us proof that there was a much higher technology in ancient times than classical historians have assumed. Besides that, the overwhelming implication is that the Sacred Sites — at least the ones that Munck has visited — were planned and executed by the same mind or agency. They were all built according to a single plan.

But there's more!

Gemetria: The Hidden Power in Numbers

Gemetria survives today in the Kabbalah and its Western offshoot, the parascience of numerology.

We are most familiar perhaps with 666 – the Number of the Beast — a number that has traditionally been associated with the Antichrist of Revelations and Armageddon. The 666 is from the Kaballah, and although it can be reduced further, its primary meaning lies in the full 3-digit number.

In Hebrew, there are no vowels, so many words that seem quite different are numerically the same. For example, the word for king is the Hebrew MLCh, and the word for clown is ChML. So from the standpoint of Gemetria, a clown is the mirror-image of a king, and numerically, they are the same (570). (Shakespeare took this clown-king idea very seriously. In his plays, the fool and the king are often in many ways two facets of a single character. The fool stands for everything that the king knows "subconsciously" and does not want to admit or dare to speak.)

In numerology, the letters of a word are each represented by a single number from 1 to 9 (for our alphabet, A = 1, B = 2, . . . after I = 9, you start over again with J = 1, K = 2, etc.), and these numbers are added together until you arrive at a number from one to nine — unless you first arrive at 11 or 22, which are considered so powerful that you do not reduce them further.

Here's an example of numerology at work on the English-language version of the name Abraham. A = 1, B = 2, R = 9, H = 8, and M = 4. When you add up all the letters, you arrive at the number 28. Then, when you add together the digits in the number 28, you have 2 plus 8, or 10. The last step is to add 1 plus 0, which of course equals 1. And the number 1 is the beginning, the initiation, the origin of something, just as Abraham was the primogenitur of the Hebrew race. And before his name was Abraham, it was Abram, which reduces to a 9 — the last number in the cycle of creation — the Terminal Man. Notice also that "666" also reduces to a 9.

Coincidence? Perhaps. Nevertheless, the Ancients took these things very seriously, and it was the Ancients who built the pyramids. And although we have only one example of Gemetria in the article below, Carl Munck has found that its principles, like the exact placement of each site, pervade the encoding of all the Sacred Sites he's studied.

And all of this information applies only to what Munck calls "Code-1" — using numbers in a two-dimensional matrix. He also refers below to another entirely new set of numbers derived from his not-yet-published work — numbers that take off into the third dimension of sines, cosines, and tangents!

So now it is time for us to hear from the man himself, the first "archaeocryptographer" — Carl Munck.

Sacred Sites: Deciphering The Code

by Carl Munck

About 20 years ago, I embarked upon a sacred journey to figure out what the pyramids were all about.

The world's pyramids number in the thousands, and they survive on all continents except Antarctica.[1] I wanted to know, with so many archeologists about, why it was that the pyramids had not been explained satisfactorily.

Historians and archeaologists call the pyramids "royal tombs," and conduct unending quests for mummies and hidden treasure. But the fact is that no one has yet found the body of any Pharaoh in any of Egypt's 85 known pyramids. The treasure hunters are certainly gathering a wealth of museum fodder, but they are no closer to finding the real reasons for pyramids than they were when archeology began.

To me, because of their 3-dimensional geometrics, the pyramids convey mathematical order. And as any professional scientist will agree, numbers and math constitute a universal language. So might the pyramids' mathematical order not be a language whose intent was to convey some message to us from a time before time?

But how is one to read numbers as language?

Decrypting the Pyramids: Code-1

The meaning one can read in numbers depends on how such numbers are delivered.

Our limited use of numbers and math came from Pythagoras, Eudoxus, Euclid, and Archimedes over 2,000 years ago, and what they gave us has changed very little since then. Except in the Bible, the concept of "zero" was unknown prior to A.D. 400. The use of decimal points is only 500 years old. And Johannes Kepler (1576 – 1630) was apparently the first to use commas to set off decimal orders.

It's not much. But with that little bit, we have managed to walk on the moon. Yet our math is still somewhat of the Stone Age variety. Indeed, the so-called Arabic numbers we use today didn't find their way into Western mathematical application until the Middle Ages. We're way behind.

So what was used before. . .?

CAHOKIA, Illinois

Monk's moundThis was where I started my sacred journey. I felt that the arithmetical arrangement of the mounds at Cahokia was just too coincidental to be coincidental. There was something awesome going on with the pyramids and mounds at Cahokia, and nobody seemed to have noticed. If this was all just some Cahokia fluke, I figured that it shouldn't take long to discover this. What I found, however, could not possibly have been a fluke.

Archeologists tell us that America's mound center at Cahokia, Illinois, was built between A.D. 900 and 1200. The two largest "Indian" mounds at this site are Monks Mound and the Rattlesnake (or Harding) Mound.

Most curious is the latitude of the Rattlesnake Mound, at exactly 380 degrees 38 minutes 38.8 seconds north of the Equator. An interesting sequence of numbers, is it not? But are those repeating 38's a coincidence? Or were the builders trying to tell us something?

Then, exactly one minute of latitude to the north of that is America's largest pyramid, Monks Mound, with a curious terrace arrangement offset to its northeast corner. Why was it placed just there, so that the highest terrace situates on our modern USGS topographical maps at exactly 38 degrees 39 minutes 40 seconds of latitude?

This was A.D. 1200. How did the Indians know about modern maps? Is this 38-39-40 sequence, too, just a wild coincidence? Or are we looking at another kind of mathematics — something which predates the earliest mathematicians of recorded history?

The more I looked at the possibility of coincidence at Cahokia, the less likely it seemed.

And moving on from Cahokia, the more pyramids I examined, the more order I found. Everywhere!

EL-KULA, Egypt

Next came Egypt, the world's Pyramid Central. My intent was to find another terraced pyramid, apply our modern maps to it, and see how it might speak to us.

El KulaThe El-Kula pyramid is well south of Cairo, in Upper Egypt, a full day's journey south of the major pyramid sites at Giza and Saqqara.

Even Egyptologists ignore this one. When they opened it up in their quest for the usual museum fodder, there was no formal entrance, no burial chamber, no sarcophagus, no mummies. Nothing. Just a solid masonry structure.

Purpose unknown? To archeology, perhaps. But not to archaeocryptography.

It's a grid marker, and one which is quite self-explanatory, i.e., it actually explains to us where it is. It's latitude and longitude, in other words, are encoded into its dimensions, facets, and proportions:

Let's look at El-Kula according to the principles of archaeocryptography:

  1. As Ahmed Fakhry found, El Kula's base is a perfect square. Setting aside the impossibility that such an edifice could have been constructed by a "primitive" civilization, let us take the mathematical concept of "square" as our first item of information. Translating this into our Code, we can imagine that we are going to "square" some number to see what happens when we do that.

  2. El-Kula has four sides; it's not round or oval or pentagonal. So another possible piece of information is the number 4, another possible multiplier in our Code.

  3. Next, there are 3 individual slopes on each of its 4 sides, a total of 3 x 4, or 12 slopes. And each slope has 3 terraces, a total of 3 x 12, or 36 terraces. So another possible multiplicand is 36.

  4. Let's see what happens when we square the number of terraces (because the pyramid is "square") and then multiply by 4 (because it has 4 sides). Thirty-six squared is 1296, times 4 is 5,184. Now, that number just happens to be the multiplicand of El-Kula's actual latitude north of the equator, which is 25 degrees 7 minutes 29.622857 seconds. If you multiply those three numbers together, you arrive at exactly 5,184 (actually, it's 5183.999975, which is almost perfect to 5,184).

  5. The number 36 we arrived at above has a dual function. Not only does it guide us to El-Kula's latitude, but to its longitude, as well. For if we take the Great Pyramid at Giza as our prime meridian, instead of Greenwich, England, El Kula's pyramid will be exactly 01 degree 36 minutes east of it. As 01 degree x 36 minutes equals 36 in the multiplication system we have found (36 x 1 = 36), El Kula's pyramid proves itself to have been a marker to a very ancient geographical grid system.

With only two examples so far, we can begin to create the hypothesis that there exists a purposeful relationship between the forms of ancient structures and where they were placed; that while Egyptologists tear the pyramids apart looking for answers within them, we may instead conclude about the pyramids what many great minds have observed before: that the best place to hide something is right out in the open, in plain view.

There's more. El-Kula's grid point in this matrix system is 144, found by dividing its grid latitude, 5184, by its grid longitude related to Giza, or 36. In the ancient (and now repressed) science of Gematria, 144 has the word-meaning of Light.

This Light number is doubly encoded at El-Kula. We don't actually have to divide the above grid values to find it. All we need to do is take another look at the pyramid itself: a total of 12 slopes on a squared base. The square of 12 is 144.

Classical archeologists place El-Kula in the Third Dynasty, c. 2664 – 2615 BC, but this date is not very likely. Formal written history makes no allowance for such exquisite knowledge of mathematics and geodetics at that time. We have to assume that El-Kula antedates the dogmas. It's just too intelligent.

Was there such advanced knowledge in remote antiquity? If there was, then the biblical verse at Ecclesiastes 1:9 has some validity: "The thing that hath been, it is that which shall be: and that which is done is that which shall be done: and there is no new thing under the sun."


KukulkanFrom El-Kula, we go west across the Atlantic Ocean to the land of the Mayans, specifically to Chichen Itza in the Yucatan. There, we will examine Kukulkan, another terraced pyramid.

Historians date the place somewhere between the 7th and 10th centuries A.D. But those dates are obviously too conservative, because everything here, also, was located with respect to the Prime Meridian at Giza.

I am not alone in believing that Kukulkan belongs in remote antiquity. Although his estimates have been ignored by academia, Colonel James Churchward, author of The Lost Continent of Mu, believed that Kukulkan was more on the order of not one but nine thousand years old (e.g. c. 7000 BC). And the recent discovery of Lemurian temples submerged off of Okinawa are vindicating Churchwards views.

Kukulkan displays the same logic that we find at El-Kula. We need only gather the numbers presented, assemble them into a simple formula, and multiply.

  1. Four corners: our first number is 4.

  2. Four staircases, and ninety-one steps on each staircase: 91 x 4 = 364 plus the top platform = 365. Our second number is 365. (Some believe that these 365 steps relate to the 365-day year, and they do. But they have another function as well.)

  3. 4 corners x 4 staircases x 9 terraces x 365 steps = 52,560: this large figure represents Kukulkan's grid longitude west of the Great Pyramid(!!):
    119 degrees x 42 minutes x 10.516 seconds = 52,558.68 (again, we are dealing with insufficient decimal places in the base numbers to arrive at the exact number; but it is our own calculations that are in error here, not the placement of the pyramid itself!).
That number represents a global positioning that would require heavy-duty science, considering that there's an entire ocean separating Kukulkan from Giza.

Now, let us ask why the architects at Kukulkan focused our attention on the length of the year.

Today, the year is 365.2422 days long. Fifteen hundred years ago, the Mayans had it pegged at 365.2420 days. But another Code figure I have found [in the Great Pyramid--ed.] relates to a time when the length of the year was 365.020081 days. Might this not tell us when the pyramid system was first designed?

Let's put this number to the test — against the 90-degree angles (which are emphasized on the pyramid when it's seen from above). When we divide the Code-1 length of the year, 365.020081, by 90, the result is 4.0557786777.

Anyone recognize this number? I didn't, either. Not at first.

But then I had the National Geodetic Service calculate the surface distance between Kukulkan and Giza's Great Pyramid. That figure came back to me as 7,123.85 miles (that's statute miles, not kilometers).

7,123.85 miles has a tangent of 4.055. Compare this to the 4.0557786 seen above: 4.0557786 is the tangent of 7,123.85063 miles — a much more precise figure than even the Geodetic Service was able to come up with.

Perhaps we can retire our expensive mapping satellites. Someone has beaten us to it.

Code-2: 3D Mapping of the Sacred Sites

Tangents. . .? Were the pyramid builders really that well versed in the exotic realms of math? Oh yes, most certainly.

You see, there are up and down sides to the Code. As you've seen here, Code-1 was limited to flat-map analysis, 2-dimensional only. But Code-2 takes us into the third dimension, and its application is not limited to the pyramids. Native American mounds also are involved. And it's also not limited to well-known sites. Occasionally, even run-of-the-mill burial mounds will respond to this ancient order.

For example, the Campbell Mound in Columbus, Ohio, appears to be an unremarkable, flat-topped, conical mound, a modest 20 feet in height and 200 feet in diameter.

Of no particular interest to archeology, it's just another burial mound.

But let's look at how the tangents of archaeocryptography apply to it:

  1. Height, 20 feet; Tangent: 0.363970234.
  2. Elevation, 740 feet. Tangent? Exactly the same: 0.363970234.

What is the chance that the tangent of two numbers chosen by accident will "coincide" to nine decimal places? Somewhere in between zero and none. In this case, before the first basket of dirt was dumped at the site, the Campbell Mound had a predetermined height, a height which was directly keyed to its elevation above sea level.

I will shortly release a book on the 3-dimensional codes found at Sacred Sites. It will be titled CODE-2, The Science of the Next Paradigm. Watch for it.

Carl Munck, the world's first archaeocryptographer, spent 20 years in the U. S. Air Force and another decade in the railroad industry before beginning his search for answers to the unsolved mysteries of Sacred Sites. In doing this, he says, he adheres to no dogma — only evidence.

To invent the science of archaeocryptography, it was necessary for Munck to study cartography, global positioning, archaeology, oceanography, catastrophism, volcanism, paleomagnetism, ancient metrology, and some of the more exotic realms of mathematics.

Today, with several books and videos to his credit, he is retired, but remains active with research and site analysis, both at his desk and in the field.


  1. It wouldn't surprise me if there might be some down there, too, under all that ice; notations on the Piri Reis map advise that there are ruins there.

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