Lost Civilizations – The Temple Complex of Bagan

The temple complex of Bagan once housed over 10,000 temples. Today only 2,200 remain. Were they built by a series of emperors or is that again one of the many tragic errors historians have made?

Fig. 1: The temple complex of Bagan is so vast and houses so many temples it is almost beyond imagination.

Built by the Pagan Emperors?

Ask anyone (if they have heard of them in the first place) about the temples of Bagan and most people will tell you that some ruler or emperor in the middle ages built them. After all, that is what they taught us in school. Far too many of us have accepted these explanations and have not concerned ourselves to think about the subject again.According to the

Burmese chronicles, which the monarchy of Myanmar had drafted (note: the British colonials succeeded this monarchy), it is said that over a period of 250 years, the Pagan rulers built over 10,000 temples. Of course, the chronicles do not mention the reasons why anyone would spend a huge amount of effort and money to built roughly 40 temples each year, and that over a span of 250 years. Imagine that!

Napoleon once said: “History is written by the winners.” Who are the winners in this case? The winners were the latest ruling monarchs followed by the colonials. They took the already present temples as their own and then partially renovated them. Yet, their original orientation never changed. Contemporary rulers prefer not to tell people the truth about the ancient past.

Where is Myanmar and the Temple Complex of Bagan?

Fig. 2: The temple complex of Bagan in Myanmar is located between India and China. Both China and India are home to many very ancient structures.

The Orientation of the Temple Complex of Bagan

Table 1: In this table, we show the orientation of the temples of Bagan. The correlations with the former poles are incredibly evident.

China also has hundreds of pyramids and they all are telling the same story as the temples of Bagan. Furthermore, most of the pyramids in China are counterclockwise oriented. These temples of Bagan are much more ancient than historians believe. How do we know that? By studying their orientation patterns.

Historians are not able to explain the orientation patterns of these temples. Although mainstream historians tend to ignore many of these factual findings and conclusions, and if pressed, they would answer with the words “coincidence” or “fortuitous.” That, in fact, has nothing to do with real science, it is guesswork!

Some temples of Bagan are oriented to our current geographic pole but most are counterclockwise oriented. Anyone who is somewhat acquainted with our theory will understand that these temples would invariably be counterclockwise oriented if they were oriented to former geographic poles.

How the Temples of Bagan are Oriented

Fig. 3: The orientation patterns of the temples of Bagan show similarities with the pyramids in Xi’an, China. A medium-sized group is clockwise oriented (right), another medium-sized group is cardinally oriented (middle), and a very large group is counterclockwise oriented (left). The extensions of the orientation lines of the counterclockwise oriented group all converge on the intersection clusters of former poles on Greenland.

Why are the Temples Mainly Counterclockwise Oriented?

Most of the temples (63%) of the Bagan temple complex are counterclockwise oriented. Archaeologists seem to have not noticed this fact, let alone asked themselves the question why that would even be the case.

There is a group of temples (17.7%) which is slightly clockwise (+5.4°) oriented, and some these temples even make an extraordinary large jump in the clockwise direction. Because this collection is so small we can disregard them as a small unimportant anomaly.

Of course, we could try to solve this issue as to why these anomalies occurred and suggest all kinds of assumptions. But why would we do that? Some anomalies will always occur in all research fields. We focus on the two groups from which one is oriented to our current geographical pole and the very large group which is counterclockwise oriented. These two groups together make up 82.3% of the temple complex.

If we consider this counterclockwise orientation pattern of the temples, we discover that there would be only a 1 to 948 billion (0.000000000105%) chance for that pattern to be sheer coincidence. That is why we can be 100% certain that it is the result of an unmistakable organized process of orienting the temples to former geographic poles.

Why are we so certain? Because the largest group of temples (49) is oriented to our current geographic pole. This demonstrates the tradition in this region to always orient temples to the cardinal directions. For this orientation pattern to the current geo pole to be coincidental is next to impossible since there is only an amazing 1 to 3.40×1030 (3,400,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000) chance for it to be sheer serendipity.

The Incredible Reality: Earth Knew Multiple Former Civilizations

Fig. 4: The crust has deformed heavily and frequently over the last 440,000 years and we know of at least 4 former geographic poles to which many ancient structures were oriented by their builders. They cluster massively in several mathematical nodes, proving an unbelievable reality: The Earth knew multiple former civilizations – lost civilizations. These ancient cultures are still in plain sight for everyone to see, only no one seems to notice.


Additionally, these orientation patterns cluster around the same orientation nodes (Pole II to Pole IV) that we have already found and proven previously.

It is a solid fact that the orientation pattern of the temples of Bagan confirms our theory. There is not a single doubt why these temples are oriented in this odd way: they were built when the geographic pole was at another location. The temples of Bagan are therefore much more ancient than historians currently assume.

It is crucial to remind yourself of the fact that we are always speaking of the orientation of the original foundations because we often see renovations on top of older foundations. If you focus on the top structures you will not find definitive answers regarding their true age. Orientation, when studied in large numbers, reveals the only plausible answer.

The history of the temple complex of Bagan stretches over a period of more than 250,000 years. Our findings prove that any other age-related story is an assortment of nonsense, twists, and lies.

Graph 1: The orientation of the temples of Bagan is mainly counterclockwise, and therefore conforms to our theory, as do most of the other ancient structures in the eastern hemisphere of the planet. The blue dashed line shows the major trend. It points heavily to Pole II, Pole III, and Pole IV. However, one has to realize that the majority of the really ancient structures were probably destroyed long ago.

Ancient Temples Were Only Renovated by the Emperors

Most of the temples of the Bagan Complex were already present when new rulers took over the area. As most megalomaniac conquerors usually do, they took possession of the temples, claimed them as their own, renovated them, painted them, and some even got a golden roof. These emperors never realized that, for the temples to achieve their full energetic potential, they had to be oriented to the contemporary cardinals.

The new emperors ordered the rewriting of existing records and destroyed all the ancient records. Tribes in possession of ancient knowledge were often persecuted to wipe out the true knowledge of the past.

Historians are not interested in local folk tales but believe that writings left by contemporary rulers are the only reliable source. As is obvious, this is the only source which is not reliable.

Fortunately, we have mathematics to set the lies straight and to separate official historical nonsense from the truth.

How this Orientation Pattern Follows the Shifting Crust

Fig. 5: The orientation patterns of the temples of Bagan clearly follow the migrating poles, and therefore the shifting crust. These temples are as old as these poles are. The age of the temples of Bagan stretches over a period of 300,000 years. There is not the slightest chance that modern historians can give an accurate accounting of the true antiquity of these magnificent structures.

Forbidden History – The True Age of the Temples of Bagan


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