

This article asks for an open mind... It will show the presence of an intriguing geometry that is present in an already amazing landscape. A geometry that involves the West Kennet Long Barrow (one of the longest barrows in Britain and it is estimated that 15,700 manhours were expended in its construction), Silbury Hill (at 39.3 metres high, it is the tallest prehistoric manmade mound in Europe) and Avebury (contructed some 5000 years ago over a period of several hundred years, it contains the largest stone circle in Europe). Let’s start with constructing some diagrams using 'squaring the circle' (StC) based on surface areas, meaning that the surface area of the constructed circle below on the left is identical to the surface area of the square. The little orange circle on the bottom is used to find a second orange circle. See middle diagram. The red arrow indicates its centre. This second orange circle is used to find a third orange circle. See diagram on the right. The red arrow again indicates the centre of this circle. All straightforward geometry. 



Let’s now have a look at the landscape surrounding Avebury. When a line is drawn from the West Kennet Long Barrow to Avebury and beyond, a very interesting landscape feature becomes apparent. It starts with the field directly north of the Long Barrow, which is laid out in the identical general direction. North of Avebury many fields are lining up with the line. The first part is even accentuated by a road. At Winterbourne Basset the landscape suddenly drastically changes. See diagrams below. 



Look for yourself: https://www.google.com/maps/ If we take the point where the landscape changes as the centre of a circle that goes through the West Kennet Long Barrow, we get the following ...(see diagram below on the left). We can use the red circle to construct a square with the identical surface area as the circle (= squaring the circle). Right diagram below. 



If we look at a detailed view (white box) we see 1. Avebury, 2. Silbury Hill and 3. West Kennet Long Barrow.
Notice how the square goes exactly through Silbury Hill!




When we now add the same three orange circles as can be seen in the first three diagrams at the start of this article, we get the following. 



Looking at a detail diagram (white box) we can see how the centre of the second largest circle exactly coincides with Avebury! 



But there is more. The white tangent in the following diagram shows exactly where, as seen from Silbury Hill, the sun rises during the summer solstice (longest day). And here again countless fields are lined up. 



All this can be a fluke, but looking at the other geometries in the same landscape ... see articles: Landscape Geometry The last Secret of Stonehenge Silbury Hill and the Great Pyramid The last Secret of Silbury Hill ... I have to come to the conclusion that coincidence is highly unlikely. I am not sure if the people who build the Long Barrow, Silbury Hill and Avebury were consciously aware of the geometries they were constructing, but they were for sure aware of it on a subconscious level. Which makes it even more exciting. © Bert Janssen, 2018 

In his book 'the Organizing Principle'
Bert Janssen discusses the above and many more similar topics and situations.


Travel with me on my and discover for yourself the many intriguing aspects of the amazing Wiltshire landscape.
