Mysterious Archaeologists discovered the first ever ancient Etruscan pyramid-like buildings under a city in Italy, they were at a loss to explain the mysterious structures. Etruscan pyramids have been located underneath a wine cellar in the city of Orvieto in central Italy.
“We discovered it three summers ago and still have no idea what it is,” write Prof. David B. George of St. Anselm College and co-director Claudio Bizzarri of PAAO and colleagues about the site.
“We do know what it is not. It is not a quarry; it’s walls are too well dressed. It is not a well or cistern; its walls have no evidence of hydraulic treatments.”
It began three years ago when a team of U.S. and Italian archaeologists began excavations under a wine cellar in Orvieto, Italy, after and saw stairs carved into a wall as Etruscan style. As they dug through mid-20th century and medieval walls and floors, they found tunnels and caves. These large chamber walls were carved to slope up in a pyramidal shape.
Through layers they dig, the archaeologists found 1.5 meters about 5 feet of gray sterile fill, which was intentionally deposited from a hole in the top of the structure.