The Mayan Pyramids and the alternate origins of later Mesoamerican pyramids are a source of great curiosity and misunderstanding. One of the more interesting takes on the subject comes from well known alternative researcher Zecharia Sitchen. In one of his earlier books called “The Earth Chronicles,” he proposed that an alien race called the Anunnaki came to the earth about four hundred and fifty thousand years ago to mine for gold. It is thought by some that this may be the origin of man’s high valuation of gold as currency.

Sitchen later wrote a book called “The Lost Realms” which describes the Mayan pyramids and those of other Mesoamerican cultures and their relationship with gods who established gold mining facilities. It suggests that the pyramids are actually workshops of the gods for the purpose of extracting gold from local river waters.According to Sitchen, the pyramids at Teotihuacán are a prime example. As you may already know there are two major pyramids located there: the Pyramid of the Sun and the Pyramid of the Moon. The Avenue of the Dead stretches some two thousand feet between them. The Mayan pyramids are extraordinarily similar to the pyramids at Giza in Egypt and he believes they were designed by the same source, or at least someone who had a broad understanding of the Giza pyramids. It is believed that the Teotihuacán site was established some six thousand years ago.

Are the Mayan Pyramids Actually Gold Mining Facilities?

Mayan pyramids

Mayan pyramids

Researchers discovered a vast underground system of chambers under the Pyramid of the Sun in 1971. A two hundred foot long, seven foot tall tunnel was part of their extensive complex. The floor of the tunnel was segmented and contained drainage pipes. They led to a cloverleaf shaped hollow area. Its purpose had not been fully established, but Sitchen investigated personally and discovered six separate sections running along the length of the Avenue of the Dead. They were constructed with double walls perpendicular to the avenue at regular intervals to form six large compartments that are equipped with sluices at the floor level. Sitchen believes that these were part of a greater system of waterworks that included water channeled from the San Juan River to a quadrangle on the eastern side of a third pyramid not surprisingly called the Quetzalcoatl Pyramid.

Under the Pyramid of the Sun, they discovered mica. Mica of course has dielectric mineral properties that make it a sound material for manufacturing capacitors and also as an insulator for high voltage electrical applications. The application of mica was best postulated by other historians. The theory goes that the drainage holes in Teotihuacán were used to sluice the gold into chambers where the gods or perhaps the Anunnaki would retrieve it. The water from the river would flow over the sheets of Mica producing electricity via piezoelectric effect. Once it entered the sluice basins it flowed up and out of the discharge holes while the gold filtered into the collection basins.

The question is…what properties of gold are so important that aliens would go to all that trouble when they supposedly already had extensive surface mining operations of which we’ve seen no evidence, mind you. And why did they need locally generated electricity? No evidence of a lighting network has emerged. Perhaps it powered a stargate of sorts for the Anunnaki. We may yet discover other waterworks systems and a series of sluices as we unveil further secrets. It might encourage more confidence in that if we discovered solid geologic evidence that a river ran nearby. Traditional archaeologists would also want to see more evidence to support these conclusions; perhaps the discovery of gold residue or spillage around a collection basin for one thing, or the location of hidden caches of gold that might indicate pilfering or thievery. Certainly that might support some legends where the gods brought great punishments upon the local inhabitants. Once mere mortals discovered the importance of gold there would have been no end to the treachery and deceit to obtain it. Of course, there are also those who might suggest that it’s all just a giant Tidy Bowl™ system.

Another theory about the Mayan pyramids suggests that the Pyramid of the Sun was actually some sort of immense geo-transducer. The mica found in the pyramid was stolen in the early part of the twentieth century, but a nearby structure was found to house two massive ninety foot square mica wafers that appear to have been stored for use in the pyramid. This relates to the similar use of minerals in the Egyptian pyramid, but a significant difference in age makes comparisons difficult. The debate over the origin and purpose of the Mayan pyramids rages on and that’s what keeps it interesting.”