This is old news but still amazes me MDCCLXXVI engraved into the base of the pyramid. According to, this simply translates to “1776″, the year the Declaration of Independence was signed. However, it has also been suggested that 1776 was chosen because it was the year of the Illuminati’s founding – again, referring to a possible connection between the Illimunati and its attempts to establish a New World Order. Its location at the base of the pyramid could indicate that Illuminati approval is fundamental to the progression of American society (or so it is suggested.)