Ancient Aliens – Hidden Pyramids: With infrared satellite technology detecting pyramids hidden underneath the sand in Egypt and airborne laser sensors discovering long lost pyramids beneath the jungles of Central America, many believe we have entered a new pyramid era, an age of discovery that will be marked by unimaginable new findings.
21st century excavations are also revealing fascinating new facts about pyramids that could potentially rewrite history. Archaeologists now believe the ancient pyramids in Peru are older than the Egyptian pyramids, and a recently surveyed megalithic site in Indonesia is now suspected to be a step pyramid built by a long lost civilization 20,000 years ago. But what can explain ancient man’s apparent obsession with building pyramids? Ancient Astronaut theorists believe the world pyramid phenomena is not a coincidence, but evidence that Earth’s earliest inhabitants may have had help from extraterrestrials.
Ancient Aliens is an American television series that premiered on April 20, 2010, on the History channel. Produced by Prometheus Entertainment in a documentary style, the program presents hypotheses of ancient astronauts and proposes that historical texts, archaeology, and legends contain evidence of past human-extraterrestrial contact. The show has been widely criticized by historians, cosmologists, archaeologists and other scientific circles for presenting and promoting pseudoscience, pseudohistory and pseudoarchaeology.
Ancient Aliens – Hidden Pyramids
Caral has the distinction of being the oldest known city in the Americas and one of the oldest in the world. The Caral pyramids were built approximately 5,000 years ago. They predate the Egyptian pyramids by around 100 years, and the Inca pyramids by an impressive 4000 years. Crafted from stone, their design indicates a complex and advanced architectural understanding. Like other pyramids in history, the Caral pyramids are believed to have religious significance and to have been used in city gatherings and celebrations. There are six total pyramids, the largest of which — Piramide Mayor — measures about 450 by 500 feet and is more than 60 feet in height.