Undiscovered Ancient Pyramid in Armenia

Feb 2015
50
Europe
Who knew what Armenia would have pyramids?

The Pyramid of Dvin in Armenia. This area was one of the most ancient settlements of the Armenian Highland and once an ancient capital, traced back as far as the 3rd millennium BC. During the excavations of 1958, a settlement of Late Bronze and Early Iron age period was discovered under the citadel of Dvin. Excavations revealed ancient stone rooms from the beginning of the 1st millennium BC, with a metal workshop and four sanctuaries. Astonishing altar stelae of complex compositions, with traces of “eternal” fire and mostly black-polished utensils used at ceremonies were placed inside these sanctuaries built in the architectural traditions of Pre-Urartian (Araratian) dwellings. In the first half of the 8th century BC, Dvin and numerous settlements of the Ararat Valley were ruined due to invasions. Traces of a great fire that took place in this period are clearly seen from excavations in Dvin. It is a conical / pyramidal structure resembling Silbury Hill in Wiltshire, England. The Pyramid is well known to the locals, and in the nearby ancient city of Dvin, a stone with an engraving of a pyramid was unearthed that can be seen in the image below.

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