Leonardo DaVinci hid two pyramids (and other stuff!) inside of his famous drawing of the human physique, the Vitruvian Man. What was DaVinci’s purpose in this timeless, almost mesmerizing sketch? Vitruvius was a Roman architect whose principles of architecture, built on the trinity of strength, utility and beauty, are still followed today. Besides his work on architecture, Vitruvius taught the proper proportions of the human anatomy, and DaVinci quotes some of his teachings in the backward “mirror writing” that is part of his Vitruvian Man drawing, such as:
"The length of the outspread arms is equal to the height of a man; from the hairline to the bottom of the chin is one-tenth of the height of a man; from below the chin to the top of the head is one-eighth of the height of a man; from above the chest to the top of the head is one-sixth of the height of a man; from above the chest to the hairline is one-seventh of the height of a man..."
But DaVinci has done much more in this drawing than just be dutiful to follow proper human proportions. Robert Grant (Instagram: @robertedwardgrant, YouTube) has researched the encryptions of DaVinci, such as the backdrop of the Last Supper containing the Great Pyramid’s Kings Chamber West Wall with its depictions of the Apis Bull. Grant found the slope angle of the Great Pyramid – 51.8 degrees – in the angle of the Vitruvian Man’s outstretched arms as shown in the following drawing:
This led Grant to seek the help of polymath Shakespeare scholar and friend Alan Green (Instagram: @thebardcode, YouTube), who discovered a correlation to the Great Pyramid which seems intended by DaVinci, because the horizontal lines he placed at various places on the Vitruvian Man seemed to have no purpose…but they actually correspond to the major passageways of the Great Pyramid. Here is the Great Pyramid Green found encrypted by DaVinci:
Notice the correspondence with DaVinci’s horizontal lines and the Great Pyramid’s Subterranean Chamber, Ground Level, and King’s Chamber floor line. (Note also here that Green found the dimensions of earth and moon in correct proportion. It is widely believed that the Great Pyramid is a 1/43,200 scale model of the earth.) It is interesting DaVinci has horizontal lines above the King’s Chamber, for which there is no known Great Pyramid feature. Could it be these are pinpointing the hidden chambers long suspected to exist inside the Pyramid? Here is Green’s suggested placement of these as yet undiscovered places:
As I was studying the work of Green and Grant described here, I discovered another Giza Pyramid suggested by DaVinci, the third pyramid, the Pyramid of Menkaure. Above the belly button in DaVinci’s drawing, is a pyramidion like marking, which is not really part of the human anatomy.
Drawing lines from there down to the two corners at the bottom of the DaVinci square traces out a pyramid with the slope angle of the Menkaure Pyramid, as follows:
Samuel Laboy, author of A Civil Engineer Looks at the Great Pyramid, claims to have found the method for drawing and designing the Great Pyramid with straight edge and compass with no measurements to follow. Everything is in proportion so any system of measure could be applied to his method. I found that Laboy had instinctively done work with DaVinci’s Vitruvian Man, and not only found the Pyramid of Menkaure in it, but also says it is in proportional size to the encoded Great Pyramid and is the basis for the triangular skirt often worn by Egyptian men. As far as I know, there has been no collaboration between Green-Grant and Laboy, yet both have similarly deciphered the Great Pyramid. Here is Laboy’s rendering of these combined Pyramids, Khufu and Menkaure:
Please see the YouTube video I have made of this discovery of Menkaure inside of DaVinci’s Vitruvian Man.