Ancient Man-Made Pyramids Found in Antarctica: Fact Check

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Natural Formations

There is no evidence of humans inhabiting or visiting the ice-covered Antarctica until the 19th century. Moreover, the structural formations in the pictures are not uncommon and appear throughout in Antarctica and Greenland. Eric Rignot, a professor of Earth system science at the University of California explained about the images to Live Science. He said the featured image shows a Mountain that looks like a pyramid. “Pyramid shapes are not impossible — many peaks partially look like pyramids, but they only have one to two faces like that, rarely four,” he added. For example, such exposed, often rocky element of a ridge, mountain or peak within an ice field or glacier is called Nunatak. These mountain peaks form naturally over years of erosion from shifting glaciers. An example of it is the Mt. Bulandstindur in Iceland, which just looks like a pyramid.

Image of Mt. Bulandstindur in Iceland
Mt. Bulandstindur in Iceland

To conclude, the stories, pictures and videos about ancient man-made pyramids found in Antarctica are just hoaxes. What you see in the pictures are common, natural mountain peak formations in pyramidal shapes. The mysterious myth about pyramids in Antarctica has been around simply because somebody on the internet said so.

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Prashanth Damarla