Ancient Pyramids in an Icy Landscape: Was There an Ancient Civilization in Antarctica?

Ancient Pyramids in an Icy Landscape: Was There an Ancient Civilization in Antarctica?


In 2016 the World Wide Web was all abuzz with Google Earth images of Antarctica that appear to show pyramids in the icy landscape. The images show what appears to be three pyramids with four sides similar to the famous Giza pyramids in Egypt. Could these be authentic man-made pyramids created by an ancient civilization?

Who Made the Antarctica Pyramids?

There are numerous theories about the origin of these pyramids. Some of the more controversial suggestions are that the pyramids were remnants of an earlier Atlantean civilization in Antarctica, or that they were built by extraterrestrials.

Other researchers have suggested a natural geological explanation for the Antarctica pyramids. These scientists have proposed that the “pyramids”, may actually be nunataks. Nunataks are the peaks of mountains that protrude through the ice and are higher than the surrounding terrain.

An Antarctic pyramid.

An Antarctic pyramid. (sevzirfo/ Google Maps )

The Research of Dr. Charles Hapgood

Two of the ‘Antarctica pyramids’ can be found 10 miles (16 kms) from the coast. The third pyramid is located near the shoreline.

The discovery of these pyramids suggests that Antarctica may have been inhabited by humans sometime in the past 6,000 years. It was around this time that man was building pyramids in the Old World. Charles Hapgood’s research supports the possible existence of an ancient civilization on a continent which is now covered by ice.

In ‘ Maps of the Ancient Sea Kings ,’ Dr. Charles Hapgood published the Piri Reis Map of Antarctica. This 16th century map shocked the world because it showed Antarctica without ice.

The Piri Reis map was found in Turkey. A Turkish Naval officer sent the map to the U.S. Navy Hydro Graphic Bureau in 1953. M.I. Walters, the Chief Engineer of the Bureau, sent the map to Arlington H. Mallery to be evaluated. Mallery determined that the Piri Reis map was completely accurate and may have been copied from a map made 6,000 years ago.

Map of the world by Ottoman admiral Piri Reis, drawn in 1513.

Map of the world by Ottoman admiral Piri Reis, drawn in 1513. ( Public Domain )

Confirming the Piri Reis Map

The Piri Reis map of Antarctica is very accurate. Using seismic soundings and sonar, researchers found that underneath the ice-cap the coastlines, mountain ranges, plateaus etc. on the Piri Reis map matched the Queen Maud land in Antarctica. Olhmeyer, leader of the British-Swedish expedition to Antarctica wrote Hapgood the following letter:

“Dear Professor Hapgood,
Your request of evaluation of certain unusual features of the Piri Reis Antarctica map of 1513 by this organization has been reviewed. The claim that the lower part of the map portrays the Princess Martha Coast of Queen Maud Land, Antarctic, and the Palmer Peninsular, is reasonable. We find that this is the most logical and in all probability the correct interpretation of the map. The geographical detail shown in the lower part of the map agrees very remarkably with the results of the seismic profile made across the top of the ice-cap by the Swedish-British Antarctic Expedition of 1949.This indicates the coastline had been mapped before it was covered by the ice-cap. This part of Antarctica ice free. The ice-cap in this region is now about a mile thick. We have no idea how the data on this map can be reconciled with the supposed state of geographical knowledge in 1513.”

Harold Z. Olhmeyer Lt. Colonel, USAF Commander

The Aheloy Nunatak, a natural formation

The Aheloy Nunatak, a natural formation ( public domain )

The letter from Ohlmeyer confirmed Dr. Charles Hapgood’s theory that the Piri Reis map was probably copied from a map made in ancient times. Dr. Charles Hapgood wrote in ‘ Maps of the Ancient Sea Kings’ that he was sure that although the Piri Reis Map contained latitudes and longitudes plotted out at right angles in a traditional plane geometry, it had to have been based on an earlier map.

Hapgood was also sure that the map was ancient in origin because the Piri Reis map’s creator used spheroid trigonometry, which was thought to have been invented in the 18th Century, even though the Piri Reis map has been dated to 1513.

No matter what the origin of the snow pyramids may actually be, the discovery of these mysterious features will increase speculation on the possible human habitation of Antarctica in recent history.

 Antarctic pyramids. Location of the pyramid making the news: 79°58'39.2"S 81°57'32.2"W.

Antarctic pyramids. Location of the pyramid making the news: 79°58'39.2"S 81°57'32.2"W. ( Google Maps )

Top Image: One of the so-called pyramids of Antartica. Source: VAN ALEXIS MORALES GONZALEZ/ Google Maps

By Clyde Winters


John Johnson, it's of no surprise that such things weren't--and likely won't be--taught in school, and not because of being newly discovered. Since most schools teach the agenda of their parent organization, one must seek perspectives, subjects, and skills elsewhere to contrast and/or correct what is taught in school.

Thank you for the comment Mr. Bentley. Verifiable research results are always worth sharing unlike much of the banal comment one sees on the web. My work has entailed continual in depth research and analysis both within academia and outside since the mid 1980s. If you have any queries then please contact me via and I shall do my best to clarify any points you may raise.

Incidentally I notice an interest on Ancient Origins into the Templar and Freemasonic areas. I reveal some elements not commonly understood regarding these in Deluge.
Regards, Harry Sivertsen

Thank you for sharing your work Mr Sivertsen. Fascinating topics on the second site link and I can’t wait to read more!

Concerning the Pyramids on Antarctica I would be interested in the actual true angle measurements of these. Some Angles are very hard if not impossible for nature to reproduce. This is a very important measurement tool when determining the difference between an Artifact and a Geofact.

The idea of pyramids in Antarctica has been completely squashed by science and observation. This shape is completely natural.

For a reasoned commentary see:-

Regarding maps of Antarctica and especially the work of Hapgood I a section from my book Measurements of the Gods in Chapter 5 explains much. The whole chapter explains a great deal more regarding past mapping. Unfortunately illustrations are not appearing here when I attempt to copy the sections so I recommend viewing the relevant work which explains Hapgood's errors and in fact the importance of the old charts at:-

Pyramids are found on every continent and are remnants of the pre-flood civilizations. The human and hybrid people back then practiced cannibalistic human sacrifices which are always associated with these sites. From the giant earthen pyramidal mounds in southern Illinois, to step pyramids in central america, and all contintents in between, the ancient world had become totally morally and genetically corrupt. The half human/animal depictions found all over the planet left on stone & scroll were not ancient people tripping on drugs & making up mythology. God Himself states that He was grieved that He created man because all had become evil as documented in Genesis. And ultimately judged the ancient world through the flood for its sinful practices. But Noah found favor in the eyes of the Lord..


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