The Enigmatic Pyramids of the Amazon: An ancient civilization lost in time
In the tangled and dense
jungles of the Amazon there are numerous mysteries that could probably help us
understand how ancient civilizations live in the distant past. We know so
little about our planet, and researchers are unaware of the possible finding
that can be discovered in the Amazon. As technology moves forward and tools as
Google Earth become more popular, many people try their luck hoping to make a
discovery that no one else has made in the past. Google Earth has become the
one of the boldest tools numerous archaeologists are using, consistently
delivering huge results that help researchers in many ways.
We are talking about the pyramids of paratoari, usually referred
to as “the dots”, seen in one of the satellite images from NASA.
Even thought that several researchers believe that the Pyramids of Paratoari
are truncated ridge spurs, which can take the form of natural pyramids, there
are many other researchers who firmly believe that these structures were built
in the distant past by a civilization that has never before been seen.
Excursions to the region found plenty of evidence of Incan inhabitance
in the area, such as petroglyphs, paved roads, and platforms.
The mysterious pyramidal structures were first identified via
NASA satellite photograph number C-S11-32W071-03, released in 1976. The images
caused numerous researchers to venture to the Manu area of dense tropical
rainforest in southeast Peru in hopes to find out whether these structures were
actually built by an ancient civilization, lost in time.
While renewed archaeologists have refused to take into
consideration the pyramids and their artificial origin, other researchers
suggest that the symmetrically space between them and uniform shape of the
structures points to the fact that these are not natural sandstone formations
as some have suggested.
The same debate can be seen in the “recently” discovered
Pyramids in Bosnia. While numerous researchers suggest that the structures in
Visoko are mere natural formations, other researchers point to the fact that
the structures in Bosnia are of artificial origin, just like the pyramids of
We have to remember that even today, , in the twenty-first century, there are
places on Earth, yet unexplored and the Amazon Jungle is one of the most
unexplored regions of them all.
The Pyramids of Paratoari are symmetrically arranged structures
that could not be natural formations, but the product of human hands.
Looking at things from a historical point of view, we know that
the area of Madre de Dios has been defined by many researchers in the past as
the place where the Incas hid after the advance of the Spanish conquistadores
towards Cusco in 1533. Wouldn’t it be logical that the Inca created monuments
and structures in that region? It certainly is possible if you keep an open
mind and understand that there are many hidden secrets buried beneath sands,
jungles and oceans around the world.
The mystery of the Pyramids of Paratoari certainly continues and
maybe one day, we will know for sure what these mysterious structures