A shocking discovery was recently made underneath the city of Orvieto, Italy as the first Etruscan style pyramid was discovered here three years ago.
The experts spotted the entrance a while back and decided to begin the excavations then, only to, later on, discover that this was the first of its kind and most likely the last too as the Etruscan empire didn’t last long after this.
We knew for a fact that it was an Etruscan style building based on the fact that it had stairs carved directly inside its walls, which is apparent to them, sort of like a signature of some kind.
They dug right through the rubble there to find themselves emerging from the walls and the floors of the structure. After they dug some more, they realized the fact that the shape of the inside was very strange, so before they knew it, they made the official report that they did in fact discover a submerged pyramid of some kind.
The ancient underground tunnels and cave systems they came across also made it clear that this was a much larger building than they had originally anticipated.
The discovery was officially made by Claudio Bizarri and David B. George as they said that this is by far the greatest discovery they’ve ever come across.
Outside of their architectural prowess, we know very little about the Etruscans, to begin with, as it is apparent that they lived in central Italy around 900 BC and that they were decimated by the Roman empire soon after.
They were amongst the best constructors of all time, but they couldn’t survive a direct attack from the Roman empire sadly enough, and all of their knowledge dissipated with them.