June 14, 2017

New Research at the El Volcan Pyramid in Peru

Archaeologists are suggesting that a pyramid in coastal Peru was built to resemble a volcano, and may have hosted ceremonies based on astronomical events. It is now called El Volcan. It was discovered 50 years ago, but in depth investigations have just begun. The pyramid was built between 900-200 BCE. The volcanic cone was either created by erosion or it was deliberately built like this. The preponderance of evidence is that it was deliberate. The last occupation of the pyramid was at 1563 CE. There were total solar eclipses at 1521, 1538, 1539 and 1543 CE. These solar eclipses may have been celebrated at the volcano.
The report was posted in the journal Antiquity.

International Business Times has the story here with photos;
http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/mysterious-volcano-shaped-pyramid-discovered-peru-hosted-celebrations-honour-solar-eclipses-1624111

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