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Is it possible that a 20,000-year-old underwater pyramid exists in the Atlantic Ocean?

By: April Carson

Pyramids have been built in almost every location on the planet throughout history. Thousands of years ago, early civilizations created pyramids in all forms and sizes. Some of them exist today, while others are cloaked in mythology, and still others are no longer visible on the planet's surface.

A few years ago, there was a buzz about a significant find on the Azores Islands' coast.

According to reports, underwater explorers discovered a pyramidal-shaped structure several meters tall with a base measuring close to 8,000 square meters.

Given the circumstances of the alleged find and the fact that "...beyond the pillars of Hercules...," as Plato put it, Atlantis went down thousands of years ago, it was only a matter of time until people started to talk about it again.

According to Plato, Atlantis vanished in a single day and night, washed into the sea where the Azores now stand.

The rumored underwater structure was discovered off the islands of São Miguel and Terceira in the Azores.

Diocleciano Silva is said to have discovered the monument, according to Portuguese media. According to legend, while out on a fishing trip, Silva came upon what appeared to be a properly-shaped structure when analyzing the bathymetric gear.

It's the underwater equivalent of hypsometry or topography. Bathymetric equipment is a form of measurement that surveys the bottom topographically, just as land surveyors do above ground.

The discovery was even covered on TV.

“The pyramid is located roughly 40 meters beneath the surface between Sao Miguel and Terceira Islands,” according to a video published on YouTube. It has a base comparable in size to a football field. ”

According to Diocleciano Silva, the structure's form was impressive. It was a flawless pyramid, he remarked in an interview.

“It's incredible because it creates a flawless pyramid. Orientation and deployment of the pyramid: The vertices are north and south, just north and south, such as the Giza pyramids in Egypt,” Silva added to Terra.

Silva believes that the structure is man-made, based on its precision and location.

Despite the global interest in the tale, no one knows how it's built.

The age of the supposed pyramid is between 12,000 and 20,000 years old, dating back to the end of the last Ice Age. How this date was arrived at is unknown.

The existence of the supposed pyramid has been debunked by the Portuguese navy, which claims it is a "seamount" based on some old sonar readings of the region. Nobody has yet gone to the area to see what was discovered hundreds of meters underwater.

Admiral Fernando Pires, commander of the Azores Maritime Zone, revealed there wasn't enough information about the structure at that time to determine what it is in a 2011 interview.

"We've looked for probes that might be a hazard to navigation and didn't find anything," he told Sapo.

According to the IBT, Pires said that “the navy has not ruled out the possibility that the pyramid was formed by a volcanic eruption – the Azores archipelago is made up of volcanic islands.”

The Azores or the adjacent region does not appear to have housed a pyramid-building culture in the distant past.

However, the website of the claimed Azores Pyramid (which has not been updated in a long time) claims that “archeologists from the Portuguese Association of Archeological Research (APIA) have found archeological evidence on Pico island that supports their claim that human settlement of the Azores dates back many thousands of years.”

Archaeologists have discovered the remains of an epigraph from Roman times, Carthaginian sanctuaries, cave art, and megalithic structures while exploring the Azores islands.

However, because there has been no word of the supposed discovery recently, we may only assume that the aforementioned structure, once highlighted as a history-altering find, is nothing more than what the Portuguese Navy initially stated: an oddly shaped seamount.

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About the Blogger:

April Carson is the daughter of Billy Carson. She received her bachelor's degree in Social Sciences from Jacksonville University, where she was also on the Women's Basketball team. She now has a successful clothing company that specializes in organic baby clothes and other items. Take a look at their most popular fall fashions on

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