Thought that the pyramids only belonged to the Egyptians and the Mayans? Well think again, because a pyramid has been discovered within the region of Portugal. What makes this pyramid unique is that it is the first underwater pyramid. Also, nobody knows who built the structure. It is however, estimated that the pyramid could date back to about 20 000 years. That means that it would have been around during the ice age. Currently, the Portuguese Hydrographic Institute of the Navy are left with the task of analysing the 60 metre tall relic. The base of the pyramid is also measured to be a staggering 80 000 square metres. The Pyramid was discovered by Diocleciano Silva in between the islands of São Miguel and Terceira in the Azores. There have been some thoughts as to whether the structure is manmade or has it been built by another life source.
The pyramid was found in an area of the mid-Atlantic that has been underwater for about 20,000 years. Considering this is around the time of the last ice age where glaciation was melting from its peak 2000 years prior, whatever civilization, human or not, that was around before the ice age, could be responsible for building the pyramid. While the Portuguese Navy still hasn’t determined the origins, many might question why this hasn’t been first reported on sooner than late 2012
The Azores are an interesting region as they are a chain of nine volcanic islands in three main groups that are roughly 930 miles west of Lisbon. They are all situated around the fault lines between the North American, Eurasian and African tectonic plates. An interesting place to have a pyramid given the energetic qualities often associated with pyramids.