Great Kiva in Chaco Canyon & Glastonbury Abbey. Yes, you read the title correctly. They can be directly compared. Numbers by area or length illustrate the principle to which a holy site was dedicated. St Mary’s Chapel and the Great Kiva used the same number: 166.5. There was an ancient goddess tradition: The numbers used were considered more basic than the units of measure that defined them. Check out my internal link to the Glastonbury Abbey Archives below. Then look the my featured picture above. It is is of the Great Kiva in the Chaco Canyon. The Canyon had 37 ceremonial centers. The largest was that of the featured picture. It was 53 feet in diameter. That makes the diameter 166.5 feet.
But, you say, how can you compare area to circumference? How can you compare feet to megalithic yards? In ancient cultures number stood supreme. I am certainly not the first to say this. I recommend studying the voluminous works s of author, John Michell in this regard. My specific reference in this case is to his City of Revelation: on the Proportions and Symbolic Numbers of the Cosmic Temple. Published by Ballantine Books, New York, 1973. I reference pages 44-46.
A Good Reading Source for the Great Kiva in Chaco Canyon
My source for the measurements of the Great Kiva is Mysterious Places:The World’s Unexplained Symbolic Sites, Ancient Cities and Lost Lands edited by Jennifer Westwood. The Chaco Canyon civilization dates back to 1000 A.D. They had complex urban residences. There skill in stonework was above the European at the time. They also were consummate basket weavers. There weaving was waterproof. Even their unearthed gaskets today are still waterproof. Their artistry in pottery used elaborate geometric patterns. They are known by their Navaho name, Anasazi. Yes, there once wa a universal civilization. It was based on number squares. Especially used was the traditional 3 x 3. 1665 is prominent on this square. The internal link just below tells where it is hiding.