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World’s Most Mysterious Pyramids

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Published on Dec 5, 2016

From a Long-Lost Kingdom in Sudan… to … an alien base in the Antarctic ...
Here are 10 of the World’s Most Mysterious Pyramids

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Some long lost pyramids may have been found … thanks to Google Earth and an archaeological researcher from the US. Angela Micol spotted two areas along the Nile basin, 90 miles apart … that appeared to contain mounds with an unusual shape. Most experts dismissed the mounds as formations commonly found in the desert. But preliminary ground studies using ancient maps suggest that unknown pyramids may have been located … those maps listed the apparent mounds as pyramids. Features such as shafts and cavities have been found at the location. Smaller mounds, as well as a four-sided shape described as a ‘pyramidal (pih-ram-ih-dull) area’ measuring 140 feet wide was also found. The big discovery -- literally -- was a triangular plateau measuring some 620 feet wide. If the structure is authenticated, it could qualify as the largest pyramid discovered. Excavations are ongoing at the site located 12 miles from the town of Abu Sidhum (aboo siddum).

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Did you know the world’s oldest pyramids are located on the Atlantic coast of southern Brazil? Reports indicate that the structures were made for religious purposes, and date back to around 3,000 BC! That would predate their earliest Egyptian counterparts by several hundred years. One remarkable feature of the Brazilian pyramids is that they weren’t made of stone. They were constructed out of seashells. Because archaeologists thought the mounds were piles of rubbish, the pyramids went undiscovered for ages. The largest of the pyramids is around 100 feet high and covers 25 acres of land. Archaeologists estimate there could have been a thousand pyramids in Brazil at one time … some of which were 5,000 years old!

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Chinese Pyramids
These pyramidal (pih-ram-ih-dull) structures date back thousands of years, but remained relatively unknown to the western world until the early 20th century. The pyramids are actually ancient mausoleums, or burial mounds that held the remains of early emperors of China and their families. Around 38 of them are located northwest of Xi’an (shee-ann). The earliest tombs in China date back to the Neolithic Hongshan (hong-shun) Culture, between 4700 to 2900 BC. Some of the better known structures include the “Great White Pyramid” or the Maoling (ma-ling) Mausoleum of Emperor Wu. It first came to widespread attention in the west during World War II, when it was spotted by a US Army pilot. But the most famous Chinese pyramid is certainly the Mausoleum of the First Qin (kin) Emperor. It’s actually located beneath a mound that’s 76 meters tall and resembles a truncated pyramid. The tomb is still unexplored … but the necropolis surrounding it has yielded the famous Terracotta Army!

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Could there be a pyramid in the Antarctic? In a video posted on YouTube by a group called Third Phase of the Moon, a strange looking structure is shown surrounded by snow … and it does seem to have a pyramidal (pih-ram-i-dull) shape. The image is thought to have been sighted on Google Earth. A label and pin similar in style to Google Maps can be seen that reads ‘Antartica Pyramid’ … although ‘Antarctica’ is misspelled, which might suggest some digital manipulation. It’s unclear exactly what the odd formation might be. But some experts suggest it might be an example of a ‘nunatak’ (nun-attack) … a naturally occurring mountain peak that pokes above the glaciers. They are caused by erosion and the shifting of glaciers. But more colorful theories involve an alien base being contained within the pyramid … one that was visited by US Secretary of State John Kerry. We noticed that the latter theory had a fair amount of support … what do you think?

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Have you heard of the pyramids of Sudan? They’re located around 125 miles south of Khartoum (kar-toom), the country’s capital. The lost city of Meroe (merr-o-wee) is home to these structures that stand up to 100 feet tall and were built between 720 and 300 BC. Meroe (merr-o-wee) served as the heart of the ancient Kush (koosh) kingdom, which was one of the earliest civilizations of the Nile region, and were known as the Black Pharaohs. The kingdom remained a major power from the 8th century BC to the 4th century AD. The pyramids display decorative elements inspired by Greece, Rome and Egypt, and their entrances normally face east, toward the rising sun. Many archaeologists think the most impressive pyramids are found at the necropolis of Meroe (merr-o-wee). Some of the structures display flat tops … a result of explorers who pillaged the site in the 19th century, and reduced some of the pyramids to rubble.


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