Huge Underwater Pyramid Found Near Portugal Has Portuguese Navy Investigating, Link to Atlantis?

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atlantis_pyramidUpdate: Further investigations are beginning to point to the possibility of an underwater volcanic hill based on more recent scans.[3] More information should come to the surface. Some believe this new explanation may be a cover up but that position is currently based on a belief only.

Portuguese news reported the discovery of a very large under water pyramid first discovered by Diocleciano Silva between the islands of São Miguel and Terceira in the Azores of Portugal. According to claims, the structure is said to be perfectly squared and oriented by the cardinal points. Current estimates obtained using GPS digital technology put the height at 60 meters with a base of 8000 square meters. The Portuguese Hydrographic Institute of the Navy currently has the job of analyzing the data to determine whether or not the structure is man-made.

“The pyramid is perfectly shaped and apparently oriented by the cardinal points,” Silva told Diário Insular, the local newspaper.

The pyramid was found in an area of the mid-Atlantic that has been underwater for about 20,000 years. Considering this is around the time of the last ice age where glaciation was melting from its peak 2000 years prior, whatever civilization, human or not, that was around before the ice age, could be responsible for building the pyramid. While the Portuguese Navy still hasn’t determined the origins, many might question why this hasn’t been first reported on sooner than late 2012. Certainly the NOAA who studies volcanic activity in the area of the pyramid would have discovered the pyramid through sonar imaging and so forth since the area is heavily studied due to volcanic activity. Either the NOAA hasn’t yet come across it, they are hiding what they have found, or the pyramid doesn’t exist. The last theory does not seem to be likely given the authenticity of the find.

To further support the idea that this pyramid could have been built by different civilizations, archeologists from the Portuguese Association of Archaeological Research have recently discovered evidence on Pico island that suggests their belief that humans existed in the Azores region before the arrival of the Portuguese thousands of years ago. As of today, there is still no explanation for who created the rock art found on the islands. Was the pyramid built by whatever civilization existed prior to the Portuguese? Is it possibly not even man-made?

Here is the Portuguese news report with English subtitles for those who wish to look into the authenticity of the claims.

The Azores are an interesting region as they are a chain of nine volcanic islands in three main groups that are roughly 930 miles west of Lisbon. They are all situated around the fault lines between the North American, Eurasian and African tectonic plates. An interesting place to have a pyramid given the energetic qualities often associated with pyramids.

This video discusses some interesting bits of information that explore the authenticity of the story and the possible location visually using some maps. It is important to note that exact coordinates of the pyramid have not been released. He believes that there may be a discovery of 2 more pyramids in the area as images suggest there could be a design link to that of the pyramids built in Egypt.


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  1. Kevin Espeseth

    only scary if it starts to prove true…

  2. So somewhere in the ocean there’s a structure that’s pyramidal in shape…yawn…

  3. Funny thing is, I’m from Portugal and this wasn’t reported on any major news providers.

  4. aloha, when it is said this pyramid is supposed to have the cardinal points of today I think we have a problem. I agree With Emmet Sweeney (Atlantis: Evidence in Science) that the likely area for Atlantis would be the Azores micro-plate. However, the dating of the Ice Age is of course incorrect. According to every test of C14 technology C14 dating is wrong 100% of the time. I, as well as others, dispute there was an Ice Age. The ice sheet which extended deep into Wisconsin, Pennsylvania etc. was the usual polar ice sheet of the north pole much closer to the magnetic north therefore closer to North America. Following my ebook novel, ‘The Atlantean King’s Quest’ I have several short essays discussing the ideologies of gradualism, the Long Chronology and religion. The 1st essay discusses the frozen mammoths of Siberia and the 4 problems associated with this phenomena which Darwin and his contemporaries were well acquainted with. The explanation for the 4 problems of the frozen mammoths (& no, it’s not the Mammoth Steppe theory; typical Limbaughism as it addresses only the first of the 4 problems) is the same in which in all probability the cardinal points if built by the Atlanteans (in the Bronze Age) would be similar to the cardinal points of Djoser’s pyramid (and earlier pyramids) and not the cardinal points of the Giza pyramids. (PS: the 2nd essay’s conclusion that all religions are based on the same lie is drawn from the explanation of the frozen mammoths.)

  5. This could have some “Masonic” insight “cause and effect” understanding, they do not cut the stone into shape, they cast it. (Dumbing down of the people, the children belonging to the state /like Hitlerjugend molded in one cast… and of course the caste system, you are born their slave) This implies Rome is no more only the Ammonites the priesthood of Amun (Mammon/wealth rules the system / Babylonian money magic (no null system but – always a negative sum thus always craves war and conquering (perpetual war))
    always a negative sum implies a falsehood built in the system this do not add up on purpose = false (Gods) ,they bleed also.

    • Arlie C. Passmore

      Christian A; Please enlarge on & clarify your seemingly incoherent & unconnected points.

  6. look at all those air bubbles in the “stone” it looks like a casted “cement” block

  7. Ger Bear

    interesting at least,
    problem is i don’t see any real evidence
    only some screenshots of a sonar and and interview with the “discoverer”

    • André Matinhas

      You’re right. It was only a speculation based on low resolution sonar (that gives straight lines whenever it can’t do a better job) and lots of sensationalist news before any investigation. Later the navy went there with precision equipment and detected a natural origin mountain range. (it’s in portuguese)

  8. The main Atlantian center of civilization was a very large island stretching through what is now the area of the Azores near the mid Atlantic down almost to South America. The present day Islands of the Azores are mountain tops of the original. – See more at:

  9. Jake Bob

    The Book of Mormon, which is assumed to have ties to central america, has a part after Christ visits the people post-resurrection. Prior to his coming, there are verses of scriptures talking about the sea swallowing up the entire cities…check it out!

    • Badari

      you must be kidding.. the book of Mormon? The entire Christian cult has been proven wrong about everything for decades now. Get with the program, “There is generally no support amongst mainstream historians and archaeologists for the historicity of the Book of Mormon.” BECAUSE IT’S FALSE

      • Bear

        thats your opinion lol

      • Antony Chavez

        Yes, I believe the book of Mormon is mainly based on here say but, wat if some information in that book was given down like many other books, ancient knowledge….. Just saying, long shot but a shot…….. I believe it is a pyramid, the world shall know…!

      • windy


      • Gary

        Mainstream is what has lied and tought false history for hundreds of years.

  10. chan mac

    Japan has found an entire continent in the bottom of the Atlantic ocean so I’m pretty sure that would be it.

  11. Be sure and check out the pyramids in Visoko, Bosnia. They, too, are aligned like the pyramids in Egypt, only they’re much larger. They are still above-ground and are currently being excavated (as they were covered with dirt after 30,000 years.) They are truly pyramids, with all of the alignments correct, and have tunnels under them, with writings and strange objects being discovered in them as I write.

    • Wow. Gonna check this out. Thanks. I am currently in Guatemala. Another place with pyramids. I also managed to have 40 minutes in Kafre pryamid,in Giza, alone, when the power mysteriously went out just as I was about to enter it. I had wished to be alone in the pyramid, having visited before, and my dream came true.

  12. If this is a piramed built by the portuguese,it was made on the wrong spot,not firm enought,so with time sank into deep waters….KKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK.

  13. jamie paul bennett

    i dont know what surprises me more two pyramids or that the Portuguese have a navy

  14. Edgar Cayce DID speak of this. Although I think it was something more along the lines of “Land masses that are now submerged will rise and those above the ocean will be submerged.” I thought of this very thing myself!! :-)

  15. Just curious as to why it doesn’t say they found two pyramids, seeing as you can clearly see a second one in the background of the photo … hmmmmmmmm k.

    • fee

      because the picture is not real

  16. If you read the Book of Mormon it talks about these people and what happen to them. This is not new to us.

  17. Pedro

    This smells fishy.

    I’m Portuguese, I’ve read the articles and actually, what the Portuguese Navy did was just check previous records they had from a 2009 hi-def scanning of that region and those records show that the depth of that location (where the pyramid supposedly is) was around 540 meters at the time. From there, they concluded that the fisherman’s finding of a pyramid a mere 40 meters deep must be a low-def equipment glitch, though they admit that an underwater formation might exist around that position. Without ordering a new expedition, to check the area again, the discrepancy between the fisherman’s depth reading and their 2009 records lead them to immediately dismiss the case, stating that whatever formation exists is of natural origins and is located much, much deeper than reported by Silva.

    Let me just ask you this: didn’t Edgar Cayce write about Atlantis rising?

    • Matt

      Obviously it smells fishy – it’s underwater, duh!

  18. mors
  19. Vicki

    The European will NEVER, willingly tell the TRUTH about these things. Hell, some of the “scholars” say that even though the Egyptians skin is BLACK and they called their land Kemet, meaning BLACK, and you can see the obvious skin color in the writing on the walls of the pyramids and in the statues that were allowed to survive, ALL THAT and they say, they were white. Please. Just stop it Europe, and tell the truth. You can’t keep a lie hidden forever.

    • lil

      Please shut up idiot.

      • chef

        Says the closed mind

      • Imothep

        a guy with a GPS gave an interview to a portuguese TV station. I saw it. It appeared honest info. Navy comes and tells it is debunked and fake. Something tells me there are bigger interest that it doesn’t get discovered, this will give 2 much to talk about, and media is constantly controling info. AND the portuguese government is broke to do some further research into this stuff.

    • mors

      What truth ? If there was a real pyramid, what would be the reason to not talk about it ? It dominated the media hen it was found, but then it was found just to be a hoax (use your favorite translation tool)

  20. martin

    And from the Egypt piramid the piramid in Potugal
    to the Bermuda, it’s a streat line and at the same distance each other, interresting!

    • Except that straight line from Giza to Bermuda are almost 500km north of where this pyramid are supposed to be?

  21. The Portuguese Navy spoke trough the media and their position on this matter is that, the object is a small underwater mountain. They state the intruments used by the navy are much more accurate that the one used by the saylor and the readings do not show a pyramid. To my knowledge so far the coordinates are not revealed to the general public. here is the article in my native language (Portuguese)

    • Imothep

      And people will constantly believe everything they want to, it’s easier to be reffusing to believe a fisherman then to believe in government forces made by politicians and people in high ranks that speak based on lies to protect “the best interest” of the people… huehuehueue

  22. It is not “man-made” but it is constructed.

  23. Any updates on the geographic coordinates?

    • Miguel

      As anyone wondered why USA has an Air Base on the Azores?

      • zn

        Because they need to refuel their plains. I hate to be portuguese and to know that. For me, let them base anywhere else but here.

        Regarding the Piramid, I loved the news, but forget about it, it would be on the top 5 dive spots in the world, and believe me, we would make money out of it ;)

        Atlantic regards

        • zn

          Sorry, low-def equipment glitch

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