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The George Washington Masonic National Memorial is a Masonic building and memorial located in Alexandria, Virginia, just outside Washington, D.C. It is dedicated to the memory of George Washington, the first President of the United States, who was also a Mason.
The design of the tower was patterned after the ancient Lighthouse of Alexandria in Egypt, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.
What’s interesting about this memorial is that it sits on 7.5′ and 1′ grid lines. Both major and minor World Grid lines are covered here.
The placement of the memorial on this site is hardly accidental.
Here is another interesting plot we found with the Gridpoint Atlas software. This is Saddam Hussein’s Babylon Palace.
When Saddam Hussein rose to power in Iraq, he wanted to rebuild the ancient city of Babylon. At the time, he said that Babylon’s great palaces and the legendary Hanging Gardens of Babylon would arise from the dust. You might recall that the Hanging Gardens of Babylon were one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.
In 1982, Saddam Hussein’s workers began the work of reconstructing Babylon’s most imposing structure, the 600-room palace of King Nebuchadnezzar II. At the time, archaeologists were mortified, and said that rebuilding on top of ancient ruins did not preserve history, but desecrated it.
The original bricks, which still exist and rise two to three feet above the ground, bear ancient inscriptions praising Nebuchadnezzar. Not to be outdone, Saddam Hussein’s workers laid more than 60 million sand-colored bricks on top of the original bricks. They were inscribed with the words, “In the era of Saddam Hussein, protector of Iraq, who rebuilt civilization and rebuilt Babylon.” However, lofty words were not enough to keep the new new bricks from cracking after only ten years.
We have no idea if Saddam Hussein knew about the World Grid. Perhaps the credit for building on a major grid line should go to King Nebuchadnezzar II, for he is the constructor of the original building that stood on the grounds.