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Mysterious Underground Pyramids Found In Italy (w/Video)

Photo: Underground city of Orvieto, Italy CREDIT: Roberto Ferrari from Campogalliano (Modena), Italy. This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 Generic license.

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Friday, September 21, 2012 8:25

A group of Italian and American archaeologists discovered unique underground pyramid in the town of Orvieto, Italy, says Utro.ru. The constructions carved in volcanic limestone rock were found underneath a wine cellar of a residential house. All lower constructions were completely buried under the ground.

“Within this upper section, which had been modified in modern times and was used as a wine cellar, we noticed a series of ancient stairs carved into the wall. They were clearly of Etruscan construction,” David B. George of the Department of Classics at Saint Anselm said.

During excavations, the scientists discovered that the buildings had a pyramidal shape. In addition, several tunnels were found going far deeper into the cellar. . . . Read complete Report

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Orvieto below the surface

Published on Apr 23, 2012 by 


The city of Orvieto has always had an intense life in its underground space. Over thousand caves, three thousand years of history under the urban fabric. A destination for fascinating visits and tours.

Finding the First Americans

from the New York Times

Published: May 19, 2012

For many decades, archaeologists have agreed on an explanation known as the Clovis model. The theory holds that about 13,500 years ago, bands of big-game hunters in Asia followed their prey across an exposed ribbon of land linking Siberia and Alaska and found themselves on a vast, unexplored continent. The route back was later blocked by rising sea levels that swamped the land bridge. Those pioneers were the first Americans.

The theory is based largely on the discovery in 1929 of distinctive stone tools, including sophisticated spear points, near Clovis, N.M. The same kinds of spear points were later identified at sites across North America. After radiocarbon dating was developed in 1949, scholars found that the age of these “Clovis sites” coincided with the appearance at the end of the last ice age of an ice-free corridor of tundra leading down from what is now Alberta and British Columbia to the American Midwest.

Over the years, hints surfaced that people might have been in the Americas earlier than the Clovis sites suggest, . . . Read Complete Report