Mysterious pyramids are not unique to ancient Egypt and the Mayans; archaeologists recently discovered the world’s oldest pyramid in the lava rocks of Indonesia’s Mount Padang.
The pyramid was found in Gunung Padang, a megalithic site in Cianjur, West Java, Indonesia, near the headwaters of the Cimandiri River, by a team led by geologist Danny Hilman Natawidjaja of Indonesia’s National Research and Innovation Agency.
The team carried out in-depth archaeological excavations in Gunung Padang between 2011 and 2015 and further relevant explorations in the last few years, concluding it has a pyramid about 30 meters high and 100 meters wide.
Proud of a lifespan of 16,000 years, the newly found Indonesian pyramid breaks the mold of what is known about ancient architecture: The Giza pyramid complex in Egypt was built around 2,600 B.C., Stonehenge in England was built between 4,000 and 2,000 B.C., and Göbekli Tepe in Turkey was built around 12,000 B.C.
Gunung Padang is a critical archaeological and geological research zone. It has encountered dramatic climate change as part of Indonesian islands over the past 15,000 years, including submerging some ancient lands by rising sea levels…
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