Preliminary Analysis of the Arctic Circle Geoglyph of Sakha Russia

Midnight Science (2013-2014), Volume 10, Paper 1

Paper Submitted: 15th April 2013, Published (Preview Mode): 15th April 2013,

Author: Derek Cunningham


2016 July Website Ad Page The Long JourneyHistorically the Irkutsk Geoglyph Field was the first geoglyph discovered using an ancient astronomical map of earth that was created using the Great Pyramids(1-3). An analysis of its position reveals that the geoglyph is bound to the position of the North Pole Star 11,500 years ago, with the star map modified and rotated to an angle defined by the Great Pyramids of Giza – see The Long Journey 400,000 Years of Stone Age Science. To the east of the Irkutsk Geoglyph there is a secondary geoglyph field (1). In this paper the scale and northernmost extent of the geoglyph is analyzed.


Over a 68 paper series, which took two years to complete, the theory that an ancient civilization mapped the earth by using the stars was extensively tested. Recent papers in the series concentrate more on the astronomical data contained within the map and their use to create paleolithic writing, such as those seen in ancient engraved/incised stones, pendants and bones found at many different archaeological sites. These linear artwork samples, which employ simple astronomical values converted to alignment lines (3-15) date back some 400,000 years into the archaeological record, and now confirm that many geoglyphs found globally are aligned to astronomical values that are central to the prediction of eclipses.

Aside from the role of the sidereal month in determining the position of earth as it circles the sun, and thus defining the time of year and hour of the day, the half-sidereal month at 13.66 days is found to be central in ancient calendars for calculating mathematically other astronomical values. For example the sidereal month can be used to calculate the exact length of the Precession Circle, the time period between solstices, and in the case of the Mayan Reset, the sidereal month can be used to explain the duration of the Mayan Baktun of 394.25 years (see 400,000 Years of Stone Age Science).  The proposed star map created using the Giza Pyramids also fully explains the reason for the Mayan Reset that occurred at the end of last year (16).

Of all the various results obtained the most important has been the ability of the earth map created using the Great Pyramids to decode numerous ancient artifacts as astronomical writing. The map has also proven itself useful in locating various new and just discovered ancient geoglyph fields, such as the Acre Geoglyph Field in the Amazon Jungle – see recent work which connects the Amazon Jungle Geoglyphs to the Lascaux paintings.

The very first geoglyph field discovered using the proposed star map (1) was the Irkutsk Geoglyph field (2,3). This discovery was made very early in the study of the propsoed earth map created using the Pyramids, and at that point the existence of astronomical text based on angular values was then still not known.

At the Irkutsk site a circa 15,000 year old pendant was discovered by Mikhail Gerasimov, in 1958. bearing the exact same astronomical pattern as the ground lines observed in the region. This archaeological artifact thus dates the ground pattern to the same time period that was predicted by astronomical programs used to analyze the proposed Giza Pyramid Earth-star map, which also dates to circa 14,000 to 15,000 years old (1).

In this new study a secondary geoglyph field to the east of the previously discovered Irkutsk Geoglyph field is now analyzed. This geoglyph is found further north of the Irkustk Field, in the region of Sakha.


As with the earlier Irkutsk geoglyph field, the eastern Sakha Republic geoglyph field was only discovered by using a map of earth based on a star map aligned to the shape of the earth’s continents. This theory is tested in detail within the book 400,000 Years of Stone Age Science, and compliments the early studies presented in Volumes 1 to 7 of Midnight Science.

For the preliminary survey of the Sakha geoglyph employed both Mapquest, and Google Maps. These two companies employ different satellites and the images are taken at different times of the year thus ensuring that the observed lines are real, and are not an artifact caused by, for example, airplane contrails. In general the Google Earth images are easier to see.

Overall the intent here is to obtain a preliminary idea of the extent of the Sakha geoglyph field and to locate the regions where the density of lines appear highest. No analysis of the lines for astronomical data (text) was undertaken.

The initial high density site studied is located at Latitude 64.3684, Longitude 116.38916. This is located in the Sakha Republic, and appears to be towards the southernmost extreme of the observed pattern. The image immediately below is a mosaic of multiple Google Earth Map images.

In terms of structure the observed pattern is very similar to the already studied Irkutsk Field (1). However, the alignments appear in this region of the pattern to be aligned similar to the causeways in front of the Pyramids to north and south of due east.

The next task here is to trace the various lines to determine the northernmost extent. The general direction followed by the lines is shown below.

The Latitude and Longitude for each of the points listed are

Point A 64.3684, 116.38916; Point B 64.63741, 116.496964; Point C 64.935471, 116.011505; Point D 65.123017, 115.714188; Point E 65.416588, 117.598343; Point F 65.691084, 118.975754; Point G 65.772081, 119.121323; Point H 66.052323, 119.800758; Point I 66.116624, 119.567642; Point J 66.237407,119.252472; Point K 66.592766, 118.656807; Point L 66.754269,118.356743; Point M 66.836651, 118.210487; Point N 67.107933, 117.700996: Point O; 67.091501, 117.542038; Point P 67.367754, 117.48127; Point Q 67.303459, 117.083359; Point R 67.539281, 117.073059; Point S 67.740418, 117.866478: Point T 68.150354, 118.004494; Point U 68.337418, 117.463417; Point V 68.377431, 117.315445; Point W 68.686399, 117.165413; Point X 68.689768, 114.984283, Point Y 69.812389, 114.66156. All Points drawn here are highlighted in Green. Often the lines travel straight through lakes and over hills and valleys with no change of direction. The northernmost extent of the pattern is at circa 70.00674N, 116.81597 E(marked below in red by Point A) to 71.036254N, 116.717070E, with secondary parts of the line pattern found at 70.468419, 116.774748; 69.803472, 116.941339; 69.841761, 116.946800; and 69.841761, 116.946800.

The general remoteness of this region, and the loss of the lines as they travel through ancient floodplains and lakes strongly argues against these lines being possible modern roads, electric pylons or pipes.

Within this series of locations the second highest density of lines occurred at Point D at latitude 65.123017, longitude 115.714188.


These lines, if they are confirmed to be geoglyphs, are to the authors knowledge the only potential known geoglyphs within the Arctic Circle. From a prelimnary study it appears that the lines are constructed to the same general pattern as the circa 15,000 year old Irkutsk Geoglyph Field previously discovered (1).

At this point the overall length of the various drawn lines when combined is presently unknown, but must easily exceed 1,000 miles.


  1. 400,000 Years of Stone Age Science, Author Derek Cunningham, Amazon Kindle.
  2. D. Cunningham, The Nazca Lines of Irkutsk in Russia: And the Possible discovery of a New Geoglyph Field at Nullarbor Plain in Australia, Midnight Science Vol 1, (2011-2012) Paper 5.
  3. D. Cunningham, Reanalysis of the Nazca Lines of Irkutsk, Midnight Science Vol. 4 (2011-2012), Paper 6.
  4. D. Cunningham, Accurate Drawing of the Earth and Moon in Pictish Artwork: A Detailed Analysis of the Invereen Stone, Midnight Science Vol. 8, (2011-2013) Paper 4.
  5. D. Cunningham, Analysis of the Orkney Venus: Suggestion of Proto-writing in the Alignment of the Etched lines Present on the Orkney Venus Statue to Standard Lunar Astronomical Values, and the Suggestion of an Archaic Global Civilization, Midnight Science Vol. 8 (2011-2012), Paper 2.
  6. D. Cunningham, The Decorated Stone of Skara Brae: Presence of Astronomical Data Similar in Structure to that seen at the Irkutsk Geoglyph Field Midnight Science Vol. 9 (2012-2013), Paper 1.
  7. D. Cunningham, Analysis of the Aberlemno 1 (Serpent Stone): Evidence of Accurate Knowledge of the Moon’s Orbit in Pictish Artwork, Midnight Science Vol. 9 (2012-2013), Paper 2.
  8. D. Cunningham, Interpretation of Astronomical Data in Pictish Artwork: Analysis of the Aberlemno III Pictish Stone, Midnight Science Vol. 9 (2012-2013), Paper 3.
  9. D. Cunningham, Analysis of the Fiscavaig Pictish Stone: The Presence of Basic Astronomical Data, Midnight Science Vol. 9 (2012-2013), Paper 4.
  10. D. Cunningham, Analysis of the Astronomical Data Contained in the Dunnichen Stone, Midnight Science Vol. 9 (2012-2013), Paper 5.
  11. D, Cunningham, Analysis of the Astronomical Data Contained within the Engraved Stone uncovered at the Shuidonggou Paleolithic Site, Northwest China, Midnight Science Vol. 9 (2012-2013), Paper 6.
  12. D. Cunningham, Presence of Astronomical Art in the 400,000 year old Bilzingsleben Bone Artifacts, Midnight Science Vol. 9 (2012-2013), Paper 9.
  13. D. Cunningham, Preliminary Analysis of Tibetan Mascoid Art: Presence of Astronomical Data Consistent with Knowledge of Eclipses and Lunar Motion, Midnight Science Vol. 9 (2012-2013), Paper 10.
  14. D. Cunningham, Preliminary Analysis of the Acre Geoglyph Field for Evidence of Astronomical Art, Midnight Science, Vol. 9 (2012-2013), Paper 12.
  15. D. Cunningham, Analysis of the Fazenda Colorada site in Brazil for alignment to astronomical values, Midnight Science Vol. 9 (2013-2014), paper 13.
  16. D. Cunningham, The Mayan Reset Explained, Midnight Science, Vol. 8 (2012-2013), Paper 1.

© 2010 – 2013 Derek Cunningham; Midnight Science, ISSN 2160-0201; Volume 10, Paper 1.


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