One more famous pyramid in the world has become greater. This building is located in Italy, near the town of Orvieto and it was built by the Etruscans.
Having started the excavation, David George of St. Anselm College (USA) and Claudio Bitstsarri of local archaeological park noticed that the walls are slanted, suggestive of a pyramidal form.
After passing the middle layer of the XX century, archaeologists have reached the medieval floor. Immediately beneath it, they came across a layer filled with the Attic red-figure pottery middle of V century BC. e. and Etruscan pottery with inscriptions VI? V century BC. e. Next, a layer of material showed that the builders intentionally filled the lower levels, where it goes carved into the wall of the stairs. Perhaps, in the tomb? At a depth of about three meters found a tunnel leading to another pyramid-like structure.
It is assumed that it was dug in the middle of a V. BC. e. It's all very mysterious — as should be the case with the Etruscans. The heyday of Etruria (the region in central Italy, which now occupy the province of Tuscany, Lazio, Emilia-Romagna and Umbria) began around the year 900 BC. e., and for the past five centuries, this is not clear from the people who undertook dominated almost the entire territory of the Italian boot to the south of the river Po. In the V century BC. e. civilization, which reached heights in the field of art, agriculture, metal, etc., did not survive the onslaught of the Romans gained strength and gradually fell into disrepair.
In the period from 300 to 100 BC. e. its territory gradually became part of a young and aggressive state. Etruscan language (obviously not of Indo-European origin) was forgotten and left them to any literature or documents only epitaph on the ornate tombs.
Perhaps a little pyramid of Orvieto priotkroyut veil of secrecy. Archaeologists believe that under the city is at least five such facilities. Experts emphasize that the pyramid-shape cut into the stone buildings are likely to have been inspired by the natural form of the local underground caves.
Their appointment is too early to judge, at the same time it is obvious that it was neither a career nor water tanks.