The Enigmatic Pyramids of the Amazon: An ancient civilization lost in time

In the tangled and dense jungles of the Amazon, there are numerous mysteries that could probably help us understand how ancient civilizations live in the distant past. We know so little about our planet, and researchers are unaware of the possible archaeological discoveries that remain hidden in the Amazon.

As technology moves forward and tools as Google Earth become more popular, many people try their luck hoping to make a discovery that no one else has made in the past. Google Earth has become one of the boldest tools many archaeologists are using, consistently delivering huge results that help researchers in many ways.

We are talking about the pyramids of paratoari, usually referred to as “the dots”, seen in one of the satellite images from NASA.


Even though that several researchers believe that the Pyramids of Paratoari are truncated ridge spurs, which can take the form of natural pyramids, there are many other scientists who firmly believe that these structures were built in the distant past by a civilization that has never before been seen.

Excursions to the region found plenty of evidence of Incan inhabitance in the area, such as petroglyphs, paved roads, and platforms.

The mysterious pyramidal structures were first identified via NASA satellite photograph number C-S11-32W071-03, released in 1976. The images caused numerous researchers to venture to the Manu area of dense tropical rainforest in southeast Peru in hopes to find out whether these structures were actually built by an ancient civilization, lost in time.

While renewed archaeologists have refused to take into consideration the pyramids and their artificial origin, other researchers suggest that the symmetrical space between them and uniform shape of the structures points to the fact that these are not natural sandstone formations as some have suggested.

The same debate can be seen in the “recently” discovered Pyramids in Bosnia. While numerous researchers suggest that the structures in Visoko are mere natural formations, other researchers point to the fact that the structures in Bosnia are of artificial origin, just like the pyramids of Paratoari.

We have to remember that even today, in the twenty-first century, there are places on Earth, yet unexplored, and the Amazon Jungle is one of the most unexplored regions of them all.

The Pyramids of Paratoari are symmetrically arranged structures that could not be natural formations, but the product of human hands.


Looking at things from a historical point of view, we know that the area of Madre de Dios has been defined by many researchers in the past as the place where the Incas hid after the advance of the Spanish conquistadores towards Cusco in 1533. Wouldn’t it be logical that the Inca created monuments and structures in that region? It certainly is possible if you keep an open mind and understand that there are many hidden secrets buried beneath sands, jungles and oceans around the world.

The mystery of the Pyramids of Paratoari certainly continues and maybe one day, we will know for sure what these mysterious structures truly are.

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  1. Where is the location of the photo on the left with the 9 structures. Its not the same as the article in question. Like more info on that pic please

    1. The first image is from Amazônia equatoriana and the second is from Paratoari pyramids

  2. Archaeologists deny what everyone else can see because they weren’t the ones to discover it first.

  3. chances existence of lost civilizations are rather large and certainly there is much in the dense Amazon jungle …

  4. there are pyramids in most if not all energy zones, they are also called ley lines, and we have these energy fields in our body as well, like a hologram. there are pyramids on mars on similar energy spots in relation to earth.

  5. How is it that with the thousands of pyramids around the world that a study as to their true purpose has never been done ? My theory is that the pyramids provided a means to generate power and then transmit it wirelessly around the globe (and probably communications also). i also believe the power was “free” in that it was harnessed from the universe (yes, the energy zones as previously mentioned). Tesla was onto re-discovering these secrets, but was shut down because the wireless energy transmission could not be metered, thus no money for the energy barons. It is comical to me that that scholars still profess that Giza was a tomb. Many ancient secrets were lost in the burning of the ancient libraries by the Romans and other power monger civilizations. There were extremely advanced societies on this planet for tens of thousands of years, all of which have been effectively erased from history.

  6. I Just did a quick search on google earth by typing “Paratoari” when i zoomed in it is a fairly low res image unfortunately with no pictures of that specific area. However just by simply looking at the geologic features of that area, I am greatly reminded of Toro Toro Park in Bolivia, which looks like a spectacular collision of two tectonic plates in the altiplano/arid part of the andes in Bolivia. There are many pictures of this park and comparing it to Paratoari, I think these are similar with the latter being smaller in scale and being in a much more tropical/lush environment where ground cover would have flourished over time possibly making it appear more like a pyramid compared to the arid/desert locale of Toro Toro.

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