Two ancient temples, built by two ancient civilizations separated by more than 9,000 miles erected two structures with uncanny similarities that scholars have not been able to explain.
- Did they share the same blueprint?
- Have you ever asked yourself how it is possible that many ancient structures around the globe are so similar in construction, style, and design?
- Hundreds of pyramids and temples around the globe display chilling similarities with counterparts located thousands of kilometres away.
- How can this phenomenon be explained?
- Is it just coincidence at play?
- Or, as many other authors have suggested, an unconscious connection that connects ancient civilizations around the globe?
One of the most incredible – eerily similar – ancient temples we’ve ever encountered are located in Siem Reap, Northwest Cambodia, and its counterpart – more than 14,000 kilometres away in Guatemala.
Baksei Chamkrong (Cambodia)
Just outside the magnificent ruins of Angkor Wat stands an ancient pyramid temple known as Baksei Chamkrong.
While it is a solid rock structure, and therefore cannot be carbon dated, mainstream archaeologists suggest that it was constructed in the tenth century AD.
Curiously, and to the surprise of many, the name Baksei Chamkrong means “The Bird Who Shelters under Its Wings” and comes from an ancient legend. In it, the king tried to flee Angkor during a siege, and then a huge bird landed and sheltered him under its wings.
The Temple of the Great Jaguar (Guatemala)
Located in the Petén Basin of Guatemala, lay the ruins of the ancient Mayan city of Tikal.
It was one of the most important ancient cities of the Maya. Tikal was the capital of a conquest state that became one of the most powerful kingdoms of the ancient Maya
Amongst the long-forgotten structures at Tikal is the Temple of the Great Jaguar, which according to experts dates back to the eighth century AD.
Although the Cambodian pyramid is much smaller than the pyramid in Guatemala, the similarities between the specific design features are uncanny.
Both these ancient structures have an unusually steep slope angle that we don’t see in many other pyramids or temples. However, and perhaps most importantly, they both feature a stepped formation.
There’s a massive stairwell going up the middle of both temples, and there’s a domed area located on the top. Once there, you can see there’s a small door that goes inside the pyramid, and there’s another internal structure that looks the same.