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Legit? Pyramids of the Rama people in Nicaragua

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posted on Jul, 1 2017 @ 02:13 AM
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Good Day All.

As always I apologize for not being able to past the pics, this looks like a lost civilization that MAY actually seem legit. What do you all think?


www.bizarreglobehopper.com...

www.sciences-fictions-histoires.com...

The Pyramids of the Rama people in Nicaragua. I have never heard of Nicaraguan pyramids, and researching other sources does not get you much, but they certainly look real, or at least to carved. They also get a mention here, although not exactly a scientific article:

www.escapehere.com...

What do we think?




posted on Jul, 1 2017 @ 02:17 AM
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a reply to: cachibatches

Ye should post some of those pics and give a bit more explanation

T'would improve your thread

Some nice pics there!




posted on Jul, 1 2017 @ 02:35 AM
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Not directly related, but apparently there is another pyramid find in Nicaragua:

ni.geoview.info...

www.facebook.com...

edit on 1-7-2017 by cachibatches because: mispelled word



posted on Jul, 1 2017 @ 03:00 AM
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a reply to: cachibatches

Here go some pics for those who'd like to see the source material inside this thread:



Source



posted on Jul, 1 2017 @ 03:08 AM
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My best guess, ancient giant petrified pineapple.

Never seen nature make something like that..
edit on 1-7-2017 by booyakasha because: (no reason given)



posted on Jul, 1 2017 @ 04:38 AM
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a reply to: cachibatches

Very interesting form.. like the skin of a caiman.



posted on Jul, 1 2017 @ 05:57 AM
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t would be interesting if they found carvings, engraving, any type of petroglyphs. They are usually common in the Yucatan. Very interesting find.



posted on Jul, 1 2017 @ 09:01 AM
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They liked to build with rocks long ago. I guess they invented the story of the three little pigs.



posted on Jul, 1 2017 @ 12:07 PM
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a reply to: cachibatches

It's clearly columnar jointed basalt which doesn't mean we're not looking at a manmade structure — think Nan Madol — but the joints lead me to believe it's not. I'd say look around the area, it could be a chunk that broke off an outcropping at a higher elevation.



posted on Jul, 1 2017 @ 12:10 PM
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a reply to: cachibatches

Clearly legit
Ancient Civilization Found in Nicaragua
The complex society existed before the Maya to the north. Its location in a tropical forest is surprising, experts say.
June 01, 2003|Thomas H. Maugh II | Times Staff Writer


What Gassiot and his colleagues from Barcelona and the National Autonomous University of Nicaragua found at Kukra Hill were three large pyramid-like platforms, each about 20 to 25 feet high, surrounding a large central plaza -- an arrangement that is characteristic of cities throughout the region. Unlike the stone pyramids that were built by the Maya, however, the mounds were largely piles of earth, stone and rubble.

Surrounding the plaza, the team has so far discovered the remains of 22 other large buildings, but their survey has been limited by the dense vegetation. "That is not all of the buildings," Gassiot said. "We think it was much bigger."

They have also identified several small settlements surrounding the area that were probably dependent on the city.

A large circular formation, about 1,000 yards in diameter, may be a burial site, but the team has not yet had time to study it.

Near the plaza is what appears to be a storage area for basalt columns, each about nine feet long, that were made or found elsewhere and brought to Cascal for storage.

"The columns resemble those found at Mexican sites, where they had ritual uses," Gassiot said. Similar columns occur naturally at La Venta near Veracruz Mexico, where they are produced by natural volcanic activity. They were used at La Venta to mark burial sites.

articles.latimes.com...



posted on Jul, 1 2017 @ 12:55 PM
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a reply to: theantediluvian


This is pretty old news actually, I think from '02 or '03. Seaworthy beat me to it and posted the article I remembered reading when it first came out. This is a legit site, Pre Maya and Pre Rama.



posted on Jul, 1 2017 @ 02:40 PM
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originally posted by: SeaWorthy
a reply to: cachibatches

Clearly legit
Ancient Civilization Found in Nicaragua
The complex society existed before the Maya to the north. Its location in a tropical forest is surprising, experts say.
June 01, 2003|Thomas H. Maugh II | Times Staff Writer


What Gassiot and his colleagues from Barcelona and the National Autonomous University of Nicaragua found at Kukra Hill were three large pyramid-like platforms, each about 20 to 25 feet high, surrounding a large central plaza -- an arrangement that is characteristic of cities throughout the region. Unlike the stone pyramids that were built by the Maya, however, the mounds were largely piles of earth, stone and rubble.

Surrounding the plaza, the team has so far discovered the remains of 22 other large buildings, but their survey has been limited by the dense vegetation. "That is not all of the buildings," Gassiot said. "We think it was much bigger."

They have also identified several small settlements surrounding the area that were probably dependent on the city.

A large circular formation, about 1,000 yards in diameter, may be a burial site, but the team has not yet had time to study it.

Near the plaza is what appears to be a storage area for basalt columns, each about nine feet long, that were made or found elsewhere and brought to Cascal for storage.

"The columns resemble those found at Mexican sites, where they had ritual uses," Gassiot said. Similar columns occur naturally at La Venta near Veracruz Mexico, where they are produced by natural volcanic activity. They were used at La Venta to mark burial sites.

articles.latimes.com...


Excellent! Thanks.

Given how poor Nicaragua is I wonder someone couldn't start a movement to get this excavated so they get some tourist money.



posted on Jul, 1 2017 @ 03:55 PM
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originally posted by: peter vlar
a reply to: theantediluvian


This is pretty old news actually, I think from '02 or '03. Seaworthy beat me to it and posted the article I remembered reading when it first came out. This is a legit site, Pre Maya and Pre Rama.


Colmnar basalt storage piles though, not pyramids. So the ultimate answer to the OP's title question is "No."

Harte



posted on Jul, 1 2017 @ 04:04 PM
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originally posted by: Harte

originally posted by: peter vlar
a reply to: theantediluvian


This is pretty old news actually, I think from '02 or '03. Seaworthy beat me to it and posted the article I remembered reading when it first came out. This is a legit site, Pre Maya and Pre Rama.


Colmnar basalt storage piles though, not pyramids. So the ultimate answer to the OP's title question is "No."

Harte


There is a lot more to it than that, though. It is a definite site, and even those columns may have had ritual use.

From the article:

What Gassiot and his colleagues from Barcelona and the National Autonomous University of Nicaragua found at Kukra Hill were three large pyramid-like platforms, each about 20 to 25 feet high, surrounding a large central plaza -- an arrangement that is characteristic of cities throughout the region. Unlike the stone pyramids that were built by the Maya, however, the mounds were largely piles of earth, stone and rubble. Surrounding the plaza, the team has so far discovered the remains of 22 other large buildings, but their survey has been limited by the dense vegetation. "That is not all of the buildings," Gassiot said. "We think it was much bigger." They have also identified several small settlements surrounding the area that were probably dependent on the city. A large circular formation, about 1,000 yards in diameter, may be a burial site, but the team has not yet had time to study it. Near the plaza is what appears to be a storage area for basalt columns, each about nine feet long, that were made or found elsewhere and brought to Cascal for storage. "The columns resemble those found at Mexican sites, where they had ritual uses," Gassiot said. Similar columns occur naturally at La Venta near Veracruz Mexico, where they are produced by natural volcanic activity. They were used at La Venta to mark burial sites.



posted on Jul, 1 2017 @ 05:08 PM
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a reply to: Harte

True enough. That's what I get for posting from my phone when I'm in a rush.



posted on Jul, 2 2017 @ 06:13 PM
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originally posted by: cachibatches

originally posted by: Harte

originally posted by: peter vlar
a reply to: theantediluvian


This is pretty old news actually, I think from '02 or '03. Seaworthy beat me to it and posted the article I remembered reading when it first came out. This is a legit site, Pre Maya and Pre Rama.


Colmnar basalt storage piles though, not pyramids. So the ultimate answer to the OP's title question is "No."

Harte


There is a lot more to it than that, though. It is a definite site, and even those columns may have had ritual use.


It's a sure thing that the columns had some sort of use. They wouldn't be there if not.
But those are not pyramids.
Isn't that what the thread asked?

Harte



posted on Jul, 2 2017 @ 09:10 PM
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originally posted by: Harte

originally posted by: cachibatches

originally posted by: Harte

originally posted by: peter vlar
a reply to: theantediluvian


This is pretty old news actually, I think from '02 or '03. Seaworthy beat me to it and posted the article I remembered reading when it first came out. This is a legit site, Pre Maya and Pre Rama.


Colmnar basalt storage piles though, not pyramids. So the ultimate answer to the OP's title question is "No."

Yeah, but I'll take a mere lost city.

Harte


There is a lot more to it than that, though. It is a definite site, and even those columns may have had ritual use.


It's a sure thing that the columns had some sort of use. They wouldn't be there if not.
But those are not pyramids.
Isn't that what the thread asked?

Harte


Yeah, but I'll take a mere lost city.
edit on 2-7-2017 by cachibatches because: can't find my response.



posted on Jul, 3 2017 @ 03:24 PM
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originally posted by: cachibatches

originally posted by: Harte

originally posted by: cachibatches

originally posted by: Harte

originally posted by: peter vlar
a reply to: theantediluvian


This is pretty old news actually, I think from '02 or '03. Seaworthy beat me to it and posted the article I remembered reading when it first came out. This is a legit site, Pre Maya and Pre Rama.


Colmnar basalt storage piles though, not pyramids. So the ultimate answer to the OP's title question is "No."

Yeah, but I'll take a mere lost city.

Harte


There is a lot more to it than that, though. It is a definite site, and even those columns may have had ritual use.


It's a sure thing that the columns had some sort of use. They wouldn't be there if not.
But those are not pyramids.
Isn't that what the thread asked?

Harte


Yeah, but I'll take a mere lost city.


No doubt there are many more unknown settlements in Mesoamerica and South America.

Probably many more undiscovered pyramids as well.

Harte
edit on 7/3/2017 by Harte because: of the wonderful things he does!



posted on Jul, 3 2017 @ 05:39 PM
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a reply to: Harte

Personally, I thought it was pretty fascinating that there was an urban center being developed that deep into the jungles of the Yucatán at a time and especially, a place, where nobody thought it was likely to exist. Based on my own travels in the area, it's not the most hospitable of places to set up shop.



posted on Jul, 3 2017 @ 06:18 PM
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originally posted by: peter vlar
a reply to: Harte

Personally, I thought it was pretty fascinating that there was an urban center being developed that deep into the jungles of the Yucatán at a time and especially, a place, where nobody thought it was likely to exist. Based on my own travels in the area, it's not the most hospitable of places to set up shop.


I've never been there.
You could probably say the same about a lot of the lost cities that have been found down there though.

Most lost to smallpox, I'd say.

Harte



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