This section is from the "Origin Of Architectural Design Or The Archaeology Of Astronomy" book, by Lee H. McCoy. Also see Amazon: Origin Of Architectural Design Or The Archaeology Of Astronomy.
It is a fact also that the starry pyramid is seen in conjunction with this cross. Many examples of a like form are seen in the Americas. A close study of the political divisions of the kingdom of the Incas reveals the fact that the Two Great National Highways Cross At Right Angles, thus dividing the country into four equal districts; further, their sacred city was located at the intersection of these roads, a fact not without significance when considered in relation to such a heavenly counterpart.
In the ruins of one of the ancient cities of Yucatan, there was a painting upon one of the walls which we identify with the starry figure named above; it is that of a person with upraised weapon, as if about to strike a huge serpent overshadowing him. It is a representation of some renowned personage in full wardress. This figure, as a whole, is a representation of Orion, the serpent occupying much the same position relative to the body of the warrior, as the upper small triangle and star-band joining it with the pyramidal figure does to the body of Orion. The upper triangle appears to have been taken as the head, and the star-band as the body, of the serpent. In view of the arrangement as a whole, it is not strange that they saw a figure here, for it really resolves itself into such. For this reason, the above named object Bears Some Analogy To The Scriptural Story, viz., that Moses placed a serpent upon a cross and told the Israelites to look thereto as a remedy for the bites of the serpents. When the small triangle and attendant star-band are considered a serpent, it is readily seen that it passes up over the cross formed by the Belt of the Zodiac and Galaxy, thus forming the figure of a serpent-entwined cross.
The real value of the starry arrangement, from which the Pyramid was taken, consequently seems to be a prophetic portrayal of The Destiny Of The Human Race From Its Creation To its ultimate end; if such be the case, it is of stupendous import. It is not strange, in the light of this statement, that the Egyptian honored the figure by building a commemorative monument, massive of proportion, beautiful in workmanship, which has stood through the ages, a fitting tribute to his conception of Divinity. The base of the Great Pyramid covers an area of thirteen acres, being composed of a mass of masonry which must have required years to transport from the quarries and to place in position. The stone is believed to have been transported from the quarries in the Mokattam Hills, which are not only on the opposite side of the river from the Pyramids, but are also a great distance to the east. Some of the blocks used in the construction are of such proportion as would Tax The Utmost Ingenuity And Skill Of Present-Day Engineering In the handling. How they were placed in position by the ancients is unknown.