As you may know by now, I am very intrigued by the origins of our species and the intentionally hidden or distorted history of our ancestors. One of the greatest mysteries is the existence of gigantic pyramidal structures, on all the four continents of our planet — and there are literally, hundreds (discovered until now).
In my opinion, this is one example of evidence that life on planet Earth was – at least – supervised by “architects” with a common agenda. But I shall write more about this, in a future article.
According to Discovery News, “the first ever Etruscan pyramids have been located underneath a wine cellar in the city of Orvieto in central Italy, according to a team of U.S. and Italian archaeologists. Carved into the rock of the tufa plateau –a sedimentary area that is a result of volcanic activity — on which the city stands, the subterranean structures were largely filled. Only the top-most modern layer was visible.
‘Within this upper section, which had been modified in modern times and was used as a wine cellar, we noticed a series of ancient stairs carved into the wall. They were clearly of Etruscan construction,’ David B. George of the Department of Classics at Saint Anselm, told Discovery News.
As they started digging, George and co-director of the excavation Claudio Bizzarri of the Parco Archeologico Ambientale dell’Orvietano noted that the cave’s walls were tapered up in a pyramidal fashion.
Intriguingly, a series of tunnels, again of Etruscan construction, ran underneath the wine cellar hinting to the possibility of deeper undiscovered structures below.
After going through a mid-20th century floor, George and Bizzarri reached a medieval floor. Immediately beneath this floor, they found a layer of fill that contained various artifacts such as Attic red figure pottery from the middle of the 5th Century B.C., 6th and 5th century B.C. Etruscan pottery with inscriptions as well as various objects that dated to before 1000 B.C.
Digging through this layer, the archaeologists found 5 feet of gray sterile fill, which was intentionally deposited from a hole in the top of the structure.
‘Below that material there was a brown layer that we are currently excavating. Intriguingly, the stone carved stairs run down the wall as we continue digging. We still don’t know where they are going to take us,’ Bizzarri told Discovery News.”
At this point, nobody knows how old the pyramids are and who really build them. The archaeologists can only speculate that the Etruscan civilization constructed them, even though this civilization is very mysterious itself.
According to wikipedia, “the origins of the Etruscans are lost in prehistory. Historians have no literature, no texts of religion or philosophy; therefore much of what is known about this civilization is derived from grave goods and tomb findings.”
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A very interesting finding, is an Etruscan pendant with swastika symbols, discovered in Bolsena, Italy, and dated 700-650 BC.
“The earliest archaeological evidence of swastika-shaped ornaments dates back to the Indus Valley Civilization of Ancient India as well as Classical Antiquity. Swastikas have also been used in various other ancient civilizations around the world.”
“It remains widely used in Indian religions, specifically in Hinduism, Buddhism, and Jainism, primarily as a tantric symbol to evoke shakti or the sacred symbol of auspiciousness. The word ‘swastika’ comes from the Sanskrit svastika – ‘su’ meaning ‘good,’ ‘asti’ meaning ‘to be,’ and ‘ka’ as a suffix. The swastika literally means ‘to be good’. Or another translation can be made: ‘swa’ is ‘higher self’, ‘asti’ meaning ‘being’, and ‘ka’ as a suffix, so the translation can be interpreted as ‘being with higher self’.”
Some of the most important civilizations of our planet had been separated by both time and huge distances, so this kind of discoveries bring further evidence that our ancestors must have had access to the same “well” of knowledge, or a common architect.
Source: Discovery News; Additions and correlations by Alexander Light, HumansAreFree.com;