The Strangest And The Oldest Step Pyramid In The World Discovered In Indonesia – It’s 28,000 Years Old

The pyramid has been buried at the peak of Mount Padang in West Java for thousands of years (Indonesia).

On December 12, a group of Indonesian scientists and geologists announced their finding of a pyramidal structure concealed beneath the earth at the peak of Mount Padang in West Java at the annual conference of the American Geophysical Union (AGU, after its English abbreviation).

The edifice is built beneath an archaeological site that was found in the early 1800s and has rows of old stone pillars. “What used to be regarded as a built-up surface now penetrates deeper and is a massive structure,” said geologist Andang Bachtiar, who directed the project’s soil drilling and research.

The researchers progressively uncovered multiple levels of a structure that runs over an area of roughly 15 meters using a range of techniques such as soil penetration radar investigations, X-ray tomography, 2D and 3D imaging, drilling, and excavations (150,000 square meters). It was constructed over millennia, with strata representing various eras.

Basalt pillars framed tiered terraces on the top part, with different arrangements of rock columns “creating walls, walkways, and spaces.” This stratum, according to the experts, dates from 3,000 to 3,500 years ago.

There is a second layer of identical rock columns below the surface, at a depth of around 3 meters, that are between 7,500 and 8,300 years old. According to the study, a third layer, which stretches 15 meters below the surface, is more than 9,000 years old and might be up to 28,000 years old.

If these findings are correct, it will be the world’s oldest pyramidal building. Multiple subterranean rooms were discovered throughout the investigation.

Although the underground building resembles a pyramid on the surface, it varies from Maya pyramids, according to Danny Hilman Natawidjaja, the project’s principal researcher and the Indonesian Institute of Sciences’ chief scientist.

While Mayan pyramids are typically symmetrical, this construction is extended and has a semicircle at the front. “It’s a one-of-a-kind temple,” Natawidjaja added.

“Today, the exposed position at the top of the building is still utilized as a sacred place for prayer and meditation by the local community, and this might be how it was used thousands of years ago,” he concluded. What are your thoughts on the matter? Please leave a remark below.


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