Pyramids of Paratoari: the ancient formations discovered in the Amazon by a satellite
A large part of the A̳n̳c̳i̳e̳n̳t̳ c̳i̳v̳i̳l̳i̳z̳a̳t̳i̳o̳n̳s̳ of the world took a common, erect pyramids. As if he were a great e̳x̳t̳r̳a̳t̳e̳r̳r̳e̳s̳t̳r̳i̳a̳l̳ architect who spread all his architectural knowledge to all corners of the planet in A̳n̳c̳i̳e̳n̳t̳ times. These A̳n̳c̳i̳e̳n̳t̳ monuments are found in all corners of the world, even in places we would least think about, like the depths of the Amazon.
In 1976, NASA\’s Landsat satellite was orbiting the Earth when it photographed a series of mysterious spots in southeastern Peru, 71 degrees and 30 minutes west longitude in the Madre de Dios region of the middle of the Amazon. Satellite photograph, filed under number C-S11-32W071-03, showed a mysterious set of foundations, in the middle of the southeastern jungle of Peru, the satellite image revealed uniform and perfectly symmetrically spaced structures, the image revealed what apparently it was a series of eight or more pyramids, arranged in four rows of two. After their discovery, the strange formations were named the Pyramids of Paratoari.
The satellite image seriously affected both explorers, authors and researchers, who would join in a frenzy to learn what the curious structures look like.
The mysterious pyramids have become extremely popular, especially as the legendary lost city of Paititi is believed to be located somewhere in that area. South American E̳x̳p̳l̳o̳r̳e̳rs Club President Don Montague spoke about the enigmatic structures in an article published in the South American E̳x̳p̳l̳o̳r̳e̳r Journal, where he described them simply as strange geological formations. However, most people who saw the satellite image did not agree with Montague\’s writings. An Ancient Lost Ci̳v̳i̳l̳i̳z̳a̳t̳i̳o̳n̳ in the Amazon? Those who faithfully believed that the structures are not geological formations, but that the man-made structures are clear evidence that the pyramids were most likely built by an A̳n̳c̳i̳e̳n̳t̳ lost c̳i̳v̳i̳l̳i̳z̳a̳t̳i̳o̳n̳ that inhabited the jungles of the looming Amazon thousands of years ago .
Many maintain that the supposed structure has been entirely consumed by the dense rainforest and is covered by thousands of years of vegetation. Despite the pyramidal structures being supposedly located in a remote part of the Amazon Rainforest, a series of expeditions were organized to reach the site of the pyramids, and even to find the lost city of Paititi.
The legend of the lost city of Paititi tells that it is a legendary Inca metropolis, located somewhere east of the Andes, in the middle of the dense and remote tropical jungles of southeastern Peru, northern Bolivia or southwestern Peru. Numerous expeditions were organized to search for the lost city of Paititi, and some of them even searched for the alleged pyramids of Paratoari, these expeditions were carried out from 1984 to 2011. Most of these expeditions were led by Gregory Deyermenjian, a member of the E̳x̳p̳l̳o̳r̳e̳rs\’ Club and E̳x̳p̳l̳o̳r̳e̳r Peruvian.
These expeditions added a number of valuable documentation of the Inca remains of Mameria, the exploration and documentation of the Pusharo petroglyphs, the exploration and documentation of the Paratoari pyramids of Manu.
Deyermenjian found much evidence of A̳n̳c̳i̳e̳n̳t̳ Inca presence in the area, including cave paintings, paved roads, platforms and plazas, but found no evidence that the mysterious formations detected by the Landsat satellite were man-made structures. Deyermenjian said the structures were natural sandstone formations known as truncated ridge spurs, which boast the qualities of becoming natural pyramids.
Since then, Deyermenjian, between 1999 and 2006, managed to see and photograph several similar places in the RíoTimpía area, with enormous pyramidal natural formations.
“In 1996, still without a helicopter, we settled again in the humid lowlands of Manu, in an area south of Pusharo, to arrive and carry out the first definitive examination of the Pyramids of Paratoari, apparently eight perfectly spaced and abnormally symmetrical Pyramids Hills., which generated a wave of speculation about their origin and relationship with Paititi since they were seen in a NASA satellite photograph twenty years earlier…” said Deyermenjian.
But people were still amazed at the formations and thought they were man-made constructions.
In 2001, French explorer Thierry Jamin investigated the Pantiacolla site, and it is said that he also managed to investigate the famous pyramids. Jamin also concluded that they are actually natural formations. However, Jamin discovered several Inca artifacts in the same area. In 2011, a British expedition to investigate the pyramids of Paratoari took place, the team formed by Kenneth Gawne, Lewis Knight, Ken Halfpenny, L. Gardiner and Darwin Moscoso, as part of the documentary “The S̳e̳c̳r̳e̳t̳ of the Incas“.
Today there are still many people who argue that the Pyramids of Paratoari were constructions made by an A̳n̳c̳i̳e̳n̳t̳ c̳i̳v̳i̳l̳i̳z̳a̳t̳i̳o̳n̳. As it is a perfect formation, this at first sight surprises all spectators and makes them think about the possible use of advanced architecture in A̳n̳c̳i̳e̳n̳t̳ Peru.