According to news reports in Portugal, a huge underwater pyramid has been discovered between the Azores islands of São Miguel and Terceira. According to the reports, the pyramid is perfectly square and aligned with the cardinal points, with a base area of 8000 square meters.
The Azores are an interesting region consisting of a chain of nine volcanic islands in three main groups located about 930 miles west of the capital city of Lisbon. They all lie on the fault lines between the North American, Eurasian and African tectonic plates.
The pyramid was found in an area in the mid-Atlantic, and the structure is believed to have been underwater for about 20,000 years, which is considered to be the time of the last ice age when the glaciers melted.
It is said that the amateur sailor Diocleciano Silva first discovered the structure. Estimates made with the help of digital GPS technology suggest a height of 60 meters and a base area of 8000 square meters.
Silva discovered the pyramid while fishing on his yacht in the area. He discovered the structure through bathymetric navigation, and its top is about 40 feet deep underwater.
Videos released by Portuguese media with English subtitles discuss some interesting points, examining the authenticity of the story and the possible location based on some maps.
However, for security reasons, the exact coordinates of the pyramid have not been made public, and it is said that the Navy has increased its patrols in the area to deter possible intruders from exploring the area.
Currently, the Portuguese Hydrographic Institute is analyzing data on behalf of the Navy to determine whether or not the structure was man-made.
According to experts, recent investigations indicate the possibility that it is an underwater volcanic mountain. Analysts also suggest that there could be two more pyramids in the area, as the images suggest that there is a connection to the pyramids built in Egypt.
The local newspaper Diário Insular quotes Silva as saying that “the pyramid is perfectly shaped and apparently aligned with the cardinal points.” Silva believes the pyramid may be a remnant of the legendary sunken world of Atlantis, which sank into the sea after a failed attempt to conquer Athens.
The legendary Atlantis was first mentioned by the Greek philosopher Plato in his dialogues: Timaeus and Critias. According to Plato’s dialogues, written around 360 BC, Atlantis was a sea power located “beyond the Pillars of Hercules.” It had conquered large parts of Western Europe and Africa 9,000 years before the time of the legendary Athenian lawmaker Solon. After a failed attempt to invade Athens, Atlantis sank into the sea in a single day and night of misfortune.
The main task of the team, which wants to unravel the mystery of the structure, is to find out whether the pyramid was built by a civilization or whether it is the result of natural events.
Not long ago, archaeologists from the Portuguese Association for Archaeological Research (PAAR) discovered evidence on the island of Pico, not far from where the pyramid was found, that suggests that people were living in the Azores region thousands of years ago, before the arrival of the Portuguese.
Because of this discovery by the PAAR, many believe that the pyramid may have been built by another civilization… long before the Portuguese arrived on the island.