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Central american style step-pyramids found on Canary Islands

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posted on Jul, 13 2008 @ 09:47 PM
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Clearly if we want to have a greater understanding of relgion and the history of religon, human origins, "the garden of Eden", etc., then we have to study many flood myths all around the world to find independant corroboration and correlations between stories. Obviously one of the most important relevant flood myths to study then, is the story of Atlantis

The base of the Pyramid at Teotahuacan and the Great Pyramid of Giza-, are the exact same size btw.


Now, here is something quite shocking to science! Mexican and Central american style step-pyramids found in the Canary islands on the other side of the Atlantic, closer to Spain than to Mexico. Discovered by Dr. Heyerdahl who has done extensive research on the pyramids of Peru
www.ferco.org...
www.unexplained-mysteries.com...
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Discovery

Archaeologists and authorities scoffed when a local newspaper published an article claiming to have discovered mysterious step-pyramids on the island of Tenerife. Just more agricultural stone terraces they said, such as are common throughout the Canaries.

But Thor Heyerdahl thought differently. Dr. Heyerdahl, who has done extensive research on the pyramids of Tucume in Peru, was intrigued by photos of the site, and on visiting the valley of Guimar to see for himself, he was no longer in any doubt. These were neither terraces nor random piles of stone cleared by the Spaniards, as some had tried to explain them away. They were painstakingly built step-pyramids, constructed according to similar principles as those of Mexico, Peru, and ancient Mesopotamia.

The Evidence

* Far from being piles of unworked rubble, every stone was turned with its flat side out and placed together by stone masons.
* With slopes of the volcano Mt. Teide at their back and facing the Atlantic, the edifices are precisely aligned according to the sunset on the summer solstice, as are other sacred structures in different parts of the world.
* Carefully built stairways on the west side of each pyramid lead up to the summit, which is not a pile of stones, but a perfectly flat platform covered with gravel, as though for ceremonial performances and/or sun worship.
* The stones were not weather-worn, rounded boulders, such as farmers had found in the fields, but sharp fragments of lava, and some of the corner stones had been trimmed.
* Archaeologists from the University of La Laguna were contracted to do test excavations of a ceremonial platform between two of the pyramids. As predicted by Dr. Heyerdahl, they found that rather than being a random pile of stones as they had expected, it was built of blocks, gravel and earth. The skeptics had to admit that this was definitely some kind of ceremonial architecture. Yet some still refused to admit that such impressive structures could have been built by the Guanche, the original inhabitants of Tenerife, and suggested that they might have been constructed by the early Christian conquistadores as a time measuring device to know when to celebrate the Catholic festivities of St. John.

What is the Significance of the Pyramids?

Following Dr. Heyerdahl's express wishes, no theory is forced on the visitors to Guimar. In fact the symbol of the exhibit is a question mark, asking each person to make up his own mind.

Yet certainly, the evidence leads Heyerdahl and others involved in the project to believe that these pyramids may be remains from pre-European voyagers who sailed the Atlantic in ancient times, and may have possibly forged a link with the pre-Columbian civilizations of the Americas.

Among the original inhabitants of the Canaries many were fair-haired and bearded, and probably related to the Berbers who inhabited the coastal areas of North Africa before the Arab conquest. Is it possible that long before the 15th century, people of the same stock as those who settled the Canary Islands also sailed the same route along the Canary Current that Columbus took to the Americas? Columbus' starting off point was the Canaries, where his ships got supplies and water on Gomera, the island next to Tenerife. The Guanches on Tenerife in 1492 did not permit Columbus or any other Europeans to land on their island. They were not impressed by the physical appearance of the bearded Europeans, who looked like the Guanches themselves. But when Columbus and the Europeans who followed in his wake landed in the New World they were welcomed and initially worshipped as gods, since the beardless Indians they encountered believed that the Spanish belonged to the same people as the legendary founders of their civilization, bearded men from across the Atlantic Ocean.

The priority is to preserve the pyramids, which were slated for destruction to make way for urban development. Two of the smaller pyramids, which were partially damaged in recent decades, have also been restored.

A historic building at the site has been restored to house a museum. The exhibits will present the evidence and arguments for ideas about the spread of culture and ideas in ancient times, including examples of cultural parallels in art and other archaeological materials from across the oceans, models of ancient watercraft, and illustrations of stepped pyramids from around the world.

The second floor contains the FERCO headquarters and an archaeological library.




posted on Jul, 13 2008 @ 11:27 PM
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Originally posted by Hollywood11
The base of the Pyramid at Teotahuacan and the Great Pyramid of Giza-, are the exact same size btw.

Actually the Great Pyramid is calculated to be 5m wider than the Teotihuacan Pyramid Of The Sun (there's no such thing as the "Pyramid at Teotahuacan").



posted on Jul, 14 2008 @ 02:06 AM
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it's really close, and they both astrologically match the sky in 10,500 BC



posted on Jul, 14 2008 @ 11:23 AM
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Howdy Hollywood

Commenting backwards on your comments



it's really close, and they both astrologically match the sky in 10,500 BC


Hans: Ah no, "astroligically match", er what does that mean? If you mean a rehash of the Orion theory? We know the construction dates for both pyramids and they are much younger, especially Teotahuacan.



then we have to study many flood myths all around the world to


Hans: its a lot better to study the geology of the earth and from it and other associated studies determine that no world wide flood occured.



Thor


Thor (I'm a great fan of his) studied economics but independently developed his skills as an ethnographer and adventurer. He developed a scientific background in zoology and geography. AFAIK he never acheived a Ph.d. He is most noted for organizing an expedition to East Island.

The Guimar "pyramids" are 19th century constructions. I would strongly suggestion Hollywood that you read the following:

Maria Cruz Jiménez Gómez/Juan Francisco Navarro Mederos, El complejo de las morras de Chacona (Güímar, Tenerife): resultados del proyecto de investigación, XII Coloquio de Historia Canario-Americana (1996), Cabildo Insular de Gran Canaria, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria 1998, vol. 1.

The PDF file

It is the report of the dig at these 'pyramids'. It took me about 11 minutes to find. Question - why do you refuse to do even basic research? Do you think you'll find the "truth", by avoiding information that doesn't agree with your closed mind position?






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[edit on 14/7/08 by Hanslune]



posted on Jul, 14 2008 @ 05:33 PM
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Originally posted by Hollywood11
Clearly if we want to have a greater understanding of relgion and the history of religon, human origins, "the garden of Eden", etc., then we have to study many flood myths all around the world to find independant corroboration and correlations between stories.

You'll run into a lot of problems, including the fact that many cultures have no flood myth and others have flood myths that appeared only after Christian missionaries came to them.


Obviously one of the most important relevant flood myths to study then, is the story of Atlantis


So... I'm not sure where you're going with this, but the ONLY source of the "flood myth of Atlantis (it wasn't a flood, actually)" is Plato and he says only the contient sunk and remained sunken (it turned into a vast continent of mud flats, according to his writings.)


Now, here is something quite shocking to science! Mexican and Central american style step-pyramids found in the Canary islands on the other side of the Atlantic, closer to Spain than to Mexico. Discovered by Dr. Heyerdahl who has done extensive research on the pyramids of Peru


That's really a misleading factoid from the site. Actually, Heyerdal didn't do extensive research on pyramids in Peru. He did a lot of studies on Polynesia, but his researches on pyramids really weren't as extensive.
en.wikipedia.org...


They were painstakingly built step-pyramids, constructed according to similar principles as those of Mexico, Peru, and ancient Mesopotamia.


Actually, they're more similar to zuggarats than they are to pyramids of the Americas. They're also somewhat similar to early mastabas... and to terraced fields as well.



The Evidence

* Far from being piles of unworked rubble, every stone was turned with its flat side out and placed together by stone masons.


I think you might want to look at the photos themselves before going along with those conclusions. Click on the images in the Wikipedia article, and you'll see what I mean. They're not carefully carved blocks, as were the blocks of the other examples mentioned.

Moreover, the archaeologists found UNDERNEATH the pyramid (in places where tourists couldn't have put them), pottery and objects from the 1800's.

And, of course, they knew how to align things with the solstices in the 1800's.


Following Dr. Heyerdahl's express wishes, no theory is forced on the visitors to Guimar. In fact the symbol of the exhibit is a question mark, asking each person to make up his own mind.


I love the idea, actually!


Yet certainly, the evidence leads Heyerdahl and others involved in the project to believe that these pyramids may be remains from pre-European voyagers who sailed the Atlantic in ancient times, and may have possibly forged a link with the pre-Columbian civilizations of the Americas.


I think he would have changed his mind if he'd been along on that dig.


The priority is to preserve the pyramids, which were slated for destruction to make way for urban development. Two of the smaller pyramids, which were partially damaged in recent decades, have also been restored.


And that's good news, because those are pretty cool structures!


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posted on Sep, 17 2014 @ 02:54 PM
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Hi folks

I was asked about this old thread because my link to the PDF had failed.

So to update it....

Spanish language original pdf from 2008

Spanish Language PDF on Guimar

English language article on the myth of Guimar

Another link for Guimar

Another report with good images at the back - in Spanish

As a summary:

An excavation in the 1990's found they were built in the 19th century. Another source which I cannot find at the moment speculated that they were built by Italian emigrants to obtain terraces they were use to from Italy.


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