By Lu Paradise • March 3, 2014
Archeologists from the Portuguese Association of Archeological Research (APIA) have identified new archeological evidence on Pico island that supports their belief that human occupation of the Azores predates the arrival of the Portuguese by many thousands of years. The new evidence comprises of a great variety of protohistoric pyramidal rock structures, some of them 13 meters tall. The Azorean archipelago was discovered by the Portuguese around 1427. Archeologists working on site believe the structures were created by ancestral occupiers of the island suggesting they were places of worship with funeral ritual purposes. They have said that dozens of similar structures have been identified in the Madalena area of Pico island.
UPDATE: There still appear to be some doubts by some over the reality of this ‘discovery’ as indicated by some ostensibly local commenters (as their spelling mistakes also seem to indicate) under the original article below, but then again; They could be trolls, as an underwater pyramid like this would be on the top of the list of Darwinian suppressions.
Luis Amaral May 9, 2015 at 7:31 pm
I’m a local and these news made a big stirr around here when it first came out, over an year ago. Unfortunably, it appears to have only been a glitch on the instruments, as the depths do not match with underwater topography of the area. Furthermore, the area is a popular diving place due to the presence of underwater volcanic vents and small reef, and is therefore well explored, and such a structure would have been discovered years ago.
As for the legends about the thousands, as written above), there are indeed reports of artifacts from ancient civilizations found on the westernmost islands, but they are yet to be accepted by the historian community. islands being inhabited before the portuguese found them almost 600 years ago (and not
elBosco May 10, 2015 at 10:02 am
This is fake. This association is a fraud and a scam that has for years claiming to find absurd archaeological evidences in Azores. They don’t even are archaeologist. Its a shame for our class.
YET, regardless, acc. to the next video, there appear to be lots of pyramidal and megalithic structures on the Azores that are very similar to structures on the island of Mauritius, as well as other places. Watch this video, titled “Piramidi delle Azzorre” (Pyramids of Azores) by an Italian researcher Allessandra Lusetti from the Biblioteca Municipale in Madalena, who documented these very interesting photos on the islands. Enjoy and pray for more information to come forward. See also our article on Atlantis. Continue reading UPDATED! Huge Underwater Pyramid Discovered in Azores Near Portugal – Sunken Atlantis