The remains of what look like underwater pyramid structures that could date back to the time of Atlantis have been discovered off the coast of Cuba.
With Atlantis being one of the greatest unsolved mysteries in archaeology, it’s no wonder the discovery has earned huge attention.
The lost city of Atlantis, according to Plato’s writings, was claimed to have existed 9,000 years before the great philosopher wrote about the mythical city and the story had been passed down by poets and priests. Plato’s writings date back to 360 BCE, which dates the existence of Atlantis to around 9,000 BC.
The underwater pyramid structures that have been discovered may date back that far and there’s even a chance they could actually be the lost city of Atlantis.
A team off explorers discovered the submerged city while working off the coast of Cuba. Though some have noted that the discovery was made near Bermuda, this seems to just link the discovery to the mysterious Bermuda Triangle where ships disappear, but that’s likely just to make the discovery sound more mysterious as the underwater pyramids were actually discovered on the other side of Cuba, towards the Gulf of Mexico.
The researchers who discovered the underwater pyramid structures used advanced sonar equipment to find and film stone city at over 2,000 feet (650 meters) below sea level.
There are four companies working with Cuba’s president to explore the Cuban waters and try to understand the exact nature of the discovery, one of which is said to be Advanced Digital Communications.
The explorers believe these underwater structures predate the Egyptian pyramids by 1,500 years and suggest the Cuban structures are more than 6,000 years old.
In an interview with Reuters News, Paulina Zelitsky, one of the Canadian explorers who made the discovery said, “It’s a really wonderful structure which really looks like it could have been a large urban centre, however, it would be totally irresponsible to say what it was before we have evidence.”
Her husband, Paul Weinzweig stated they’re “some kind of megaliths you ‘d find on Stonehenge or Easter Island. Some structures within the complex may be as long as 400 meters wide and as high as 40 meters. Some are sitting on top of each other. They show very distinct shapes and symmetrical designs of a non-natural kind. We’ve shown them to scientists in Cuba, the U.S., and elsewhere, and nobody has suggested they are natural.”
The sonar images of the underwater pyramid structures resemble similarities to the pyramids designed by Aztecs and Mayans in Mexico, though those pyramids bare the same resemblance to the pyramids at Giza.
The pyramids at Giza were thought to be built around 2900BC which would mean that a civilization 1,500 years older would have constructed the underwater pyramids that were recently found in Cuba, predating all known pyramids on the planet.
Due to technical difficulties the team were only able to survey the perimeter of the site and they think that the sonar projections don’t show anywhere near the full site and say it may extend several kilometers, but when the next exploration is made we hope it will shed light on the origins of this potential ancient city.
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