Huge Underwater Pyramid Discovered Near Portugal, Navy Is Investigating, Reports Going Viral
Huge Underwater Pyramid Discovered Near Portugal, Navy Is Investigating, Reports Going Viral

Reports about a huge underwater pyramid being found near Portugal off the coast of Terciera in the Azores archipelago are still going viral months after the discovery was first announced.

The “subaquatic pyramidal structure” was first announced in English by the Portuguese American Journal in September 2013.

It reported that the structure was sighted by a private yacht owner at a depth of 40 meters, and that it was estimated to be about 60 meters high. Its base was measured at 8,000 square meters, which would be bigger than a football field.

“The pyramid is perfectly shaped and apparently oriented by the cardinal points,” Diocleciano Silva, the owner, told Diário Insular, the local newspaper.

Archeologists from the Portuguese Association of Archaeological Research found evidence of other rock structures in the area that they believe supports the belief that humans arrived in the Azores thousands of years before the Portuguese. 

The structures may have been built according to a plan because they’re aligned with the summer solstices.

The Portuguese found the Azorean archipelago uninhabited around 1427. 

Among other evidence found includes an epigraph from Roman times, Carthaginian sanctuaries, and cave art.

Alternative news sources say that American media outlets have been suppressing the discovery and that NOAA has known about the pyramids for a while. The discoveries have been promoted by these sources as possibly being linked to Atlantis, a kingdom that is purported to have existed many years ago but has never been found.

 Silva himself believes this to be the case.

“It’s amazing because it forms a perfect pyramid. And moreover, orientation, deployment of the pyramid: the vertices are oriented north and south, just north and south, such as the Giza pyramids in Egypt,” he told Portuguese news website Terra.

The Portuguese Navy is helping investigate the findings.

Admiral Fernando Pires, commander of the Maritime Zone of Azores, said that it’s too early to know definitively what the structures are or where they came from.

  • HeyJude

    Wow, that is really exciting! I can’t believe this is the first I’m hearing of it, I always have my eyes open for these discoveries. I hope to hear much more about this….and will be watching for news. :-) We really need to be rewriting history books….for this to have been built on dry land, then submerged, it has to take our human history back many thousands of years earlier than we give credit for. Advanced civilization gets older with every one of these discoveries.

    • Pony

      Wow, just wow.

      • HeyJude

        Hi Pony, long time no see! Yep, it is definitely a wow. There have been others before, and it won’t be the last. Will be pretty neat to see what we can learn from it. :-)

        • Pony

          Well the jury is out over a hoax or not it seems. Just have to keep an eye on the story and see where it goes.

    • Ryan Baines

      If you really want to further your knowledge, go look up and research Edgar Cayce. Atlantis came up quite a bit in his readings. Look up on google, (Edgar Cayce beginning of time).

  • http://silverfang77.tumblr.com/ Silver Fang

    Who the hell could’ve built a pyramid underwater?

    • Tiamat333

      During the last ice age the sea level was at least 394 feet (120 m) lower than it is today, exposing much more area on the continents. So this was built before the ice started melting and putting about a third of the world’s surface area underwater.

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