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The Carnac Stone Rows

The Carnac Stones: A Centuries-Old Enigma Solved Using Ancient Science


The Carnac Stones have been one of the most puzzling archaeological artifacts in the world for hundreds of years.

These megalithic stones exist around the village of Carnac in Brittany, France.  The stones demonstrate alignments, dolmens and other ancient geometry which is consistent with other prehistoric sites, but which should not have existed in the period in which they were constructed. The site consists of more than 3,000 prehistoric standing stones, which were cut from local rock and erected by the pre-Celtic people of Brittany. This is the largest such collection of stones in the world.  The stones were erected c3300 BC- 4500 BC.

Scientists and scholars have been attempting to decode the Carnac stones for hundreds of years. All these attempts were destined to fail until an ancient science named Geoglyphology was re-discovered.

The Ancient Science of Geoglyphology

In 2004 an ancient science was rediscovered. The science was named Geoglyphology. ( Geo=Earth, Glyph=A writing or symbol, ology=To study). Without the protocols that were built into the ancient science, any attempts to decode the Carnac Stones were an exercise in futility. This stemmed from the fact that the codes for using the Carnac stones came from Geoglyphological protocols.

After many years of study, the protocols used in the ancient science were learned and were successfully applied to many geoglyphs located around the world. It was learned that geoglyphs were used to outline territories which the culture that made the geoglyph claimed for themselves. Needless to say, mastering this ancient science and being able to follow cultures, and their territories, opened up a whole new window into the history of the world.

While hundreds of conventional geoglyphs have been located and surveyed around the world, Carnac is in a class of its own. While Carnac uses the same protocols as other geoglyphs, the way they are applied are unique to the Carnac Stones. While most geoglyphic surveys are done by running lines through, or parallel to tangible objects, Carnac requires that these principles be applied to the spaces between the stones rather than the stones themselves. As you see in the following image, the puzzle is solved by running lines through the center of the spaces between the stones in order to decode the puzzle. There is only one pair of stones that, when a line is drawn between them, will position the line directly in the center of the space. Once these lines are determined the rest of the survey continues just as in other territorial geoglyphs.

The Carnac Stones (Wikimedia Commons)

The Carnac Stones (Wikimedia Commons)

Carnac Stone Rows (Wikimedia Commons)

Carnac Stone Rows (Wikimedia Commons)

Marking Territories

The question up to this point has been, why would a culture move and align so many stones in what was previously considered an abstract manner.

Over the past 10 years of studying geoglyphs, around the globe, it was discovered that pyramids, stone monoliths, and other Geoglyphological geoglyphs were placed on the earth, in addition to several other uses, to map out territories which the builder considered their own. Ancient Japanese texts state that these territories were originally designated as the areas within which ancient scholars would teach man the spirituality and sciences of the cosmos.

View of Bearings Splitting the Spaces Between the Stones. Credit: The Faram Research Foundation.

View of Bearings Splitting the Spaces Between the Stones. Credit: The Faram Research Foundation.

Mapping the Geoglyphs

This image illustrates the difference between a normal geoglyph and the Carnac geoglyphs. Normally a bearing is derived from running a line between two independent rocks or points. In this case the puzzle can only be solved by finding the two rocks which will inscribe a line through the center of the spaces.

Carnac Bearings West Side. Credit: The Faram Research Foundation.

Carnac Bearings East Side. Credit: The Faram Research Foundation.

Carnac Bearings East Side. Credit: The Faram Research Foundation.

Carnac Bearing and Radial Origination Points. Credit: The Faram Research Foundation

Carnac Bearing and Radial Origination Points. Credit: The Faram Research Foundation

In the previous image there are two magenta colored radials (Radials being extensions of the bearings.). The west radial points to Edinburgh, Scotland and the East Magenta line points to Stonehenge. Since both endpoints are historically related to the Celts one would have to assume that the Celtic culture had its roots somewhere before 3400BC. One would also have to assume that these ancient cultures had a detailed knowledge of the earth long before history tells us.

Carnac Radials c3400 BC. Credit: The Faram Research Foundation

Carnac Radials c3400 BC. Credit: The Faram Research Foundation

Stonehenge and the Carnac monoliths were constructed at about the same time, c3400BC. What the original Stonehenge depicted is difficult to say since a portion was destroyed and then later, c1100AD, the existing stones were placed on the ground within the circle. The new geoglyphs at Stonehenge designate the Celtic Territory which existed at the time the stones were placed.


1. The cultures which created Stonehenge and Carnac were related.
2. The cultures which used the ancient science of Geoglyphology knew the science of Geometry long before the Greeks.
3. The world was traveled and mapped long before we have been told.
4. Technology, or mythical traits, was much further advanced than previously thought.

Top image: The Carnac Stone Rows (Wikimedia Commons)

By Arthur Faram


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Copyright 2017 by The Faram Research Foundation



In this day of conspiracies comes the archeological equivelent.  pick any pile of stones, draw some lines connecting them, extend them to match other rock piles elsewhere (say Egypt, Mexico, PNG,) and then claim the peoplle who placed them were smarter and used geometric tools  provided by aliens.   Maybe these stone lines are just lines of stones or signify how many deer the clan killed that year.

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Seems far-fetched to me. With so many stones, it would be fairly easy to find some two or maybe even three that would line up to point ‘exactly’ to some other historic or famous destination. 

The Carnac stones form the ‘horn’ extension to a representation of Ursa that was put doen on the most ancient of times – five of the points of this constructiojn are Chartres, St Quentin, Reims, Verdun, and Donnersberg


How does this article hold water when so many stones are no longer there?? When James Miln studied the stones in the 1860s, he reported that fewer than 700 of the 3,500 stones were still standing, and subsequent work during the 1930s and 1980s (using bulldozers) rearranged the stones, and re-erecting some. These stones have endured much interference over the years. Some have been moved by farmers to avoid archaeologists interfering in their livelihood, many have been stolen, roads and car parks have been constructed through them. In recent centuries, many of the sites have been neglected, with reports of stones being used as sheep shelters, chicken sheds or even ovens. Over 50 were used to build a lighthouse; and many have fallen on their sides. Another sad note is some of the stones appear to have been anciently carved, and many were re-carved over with total disregard for the original markings.

Where does Newgrange and Loughcrew in Ireland relate to these stones?


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