A pyramid-like formation was detected in satellite imagery over Antarctica’s southern Ellsworth Mountain range. Let’s explore its origins. While Antarctica remains an icy domain mostly inhospitable to humans, a trending conspiracy theory implies that a pyramid-like structure was constructed there.
Considering penguins aren’t famed for architectural prowess, it prompts us to ponder the nature of this formation and its origin. Several peculiar peaks appeared in the region, with one specific peak spanning 2 kilometers square at its base, bearing some resemblance to Egypt’s Great Pyramid of Giza.
The internet buzzed with excitement upon this discovery, especially since Antarctica isn’t a popular human residence due to its frigid conditions, much less a place for pyramid construction.
While speculations about the Illuminati arise, prior scientific findings show traces of plant life in Antarctica, suggesting a rainforest-covered terrain with an average warmth of about 55°F (12°C) once existed.
This was approximately 83 million years in the past, making the terrain more hospitable for potential pyramid builders. However, there’s an alternative theory about this so-called pyramid, and it might disappoint conspiracy enthusiasts: it isn’t a pyramid. Following widespread speculations about the structure, geology expert Professor Eric Rignot conversed with LiveScience to clarify the situation.
The ‘pyramid’ is essentially a ‘pyramidal peaked mountain’ common in glaciated regions, created by the meeting of glaciers around a pre-existing land formation. Similar pyramid-like mountains that exemplify this phenomenon include Mount Búlandstindur in Iceland and Bordoyarnes Mountain in the Faroe Islands.