On December 30, 1975, this photograph was taken by the Landsat II satellite at an altitude of 500 miles over the jungles of southeastern Peru at 71 degrees, 30 minutes west longitude in the Madre de Dios region of the Amazon. The photo shows eight symmetrical structures on the edge of the Amazon jungle. These pyramids are only slightly smaller in height than the Great Pyramid of Egypt!
(Above photo was taken from a helicopter.)
A closer view reveals pyramid-shaped structures with "washouts," which are the result of trees failing to get a firm hold onto the side of the structure. This is a strong indication that the structures are of artificial construction.
Exploration of these structures is near impossible because of the necessity of crossing through the thick jungle from the Pini Pini River (a tributary of the Amazon River) and the ever-present Machiguenga tribal Indians who consider themselves the traditional guardians of these "sacred places." (More on that next.)
Could these ancient pyramids belong to the Akakor complex hidden in the jungles of southeastern Peru? Or is this something more amazing?
? Are these mounds
12 Atlantean Pyramids
The illustration above depicts perhaps the most significant archaeological find in modern historical time. Arranged by Sacred Geometry? these pyramids are said to be older than the Pyramids of Egypt.
The arrows indicate earthquake shifts and fault lines and how the pyramids have shifted from their original location over the years.
Upper portions of pyramid #2 and #3
extending above the jungle canopy.
UPDATE, Dec. 30, 2004: A visitor to this site recently sent me an email with information about some explorers who journeyed into this remote area. Below are two photos of the area where the pyramid-structures are located that were taken during their exploratory expedition.
Photo A shows a person standing on the side of one of the pyramid-structures' bald, washout areas. Photo B shows a birds-eye view of the area in general. IMO, the photos are inconclusive, especially since no archeological and geological excavation of the pyramid-structures and the surrounding area was conducted.
But let us assume for just a moment that the mound in Photo A is indeed a natural feature. It's very smooth slope may still have been shaved/shaped in the form of a pyramid structure by the hands of a once thriving civilization. And what about the other pyramid structures? What do they look like up close and personal in the eyes and hands of an archaeologist and geologist? Are all their slopes equally smooth on all sides? Is the angle the same on all the structures? What is the composition of the rock? What could have created these eight, cone-shaped, out-of-the-ordinary symetrical mounds? Are they nothing more than eight, prehistoric volcanoes in a row?
1000s of years of vegetation and ground cover would need to be removed and a serious excavation (digging) of the area would need to be undertaken to prove conclusively that no ancient civilization once thrived here. For these reasons, IMO this area remains a mystery.