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UPDATED: 17:24, June 23, 2006
Mystery of pyramid under Fuxian Lake to be solved
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The second seven-day exploration into the Fuxian Lake of southwest China's Yunnan Province ended on June 22.

With the help of advanced SONAR (Sound Navigation Rating) apparatus, divers discovered a stone building shaped like a pyramid which is 19 meters high and 90 meters long at one side of the bottom. Professor Li Kunsheng, director of the Archaeological and Research Center with Yunnan University, said it was an imposing structure pointing to high civilization, probably a sacrifice altar.

Geng Wei, who discovered the underwater ancient complex, said "unlike the ancient Egypt pyramid, the top of this building seems to be cut flat, as if for holding activities, which reminds me of the pyramids of Maya period". Under the lake, there are another 30 measurable and sizeable "pyramids", as well as nine buildings with similar scale of the one discovered, added Geng, who is also head of the Research Institute of Underwater Ancient Relics.

It is learnt that various data obtained during this discovery will be sent to Beijing to finally unmask this building.

By People's Daily Online


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A SONAR picture of the "pyramid" discovered.

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Geng Wei gives an explanation.

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