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The Fortress

Fig. 12 
The Fortress (Carlotto)
West of the Face across an open desert (evidence suggests it at one time  may have been a shallow sea), what at one time appeared to be four straight “walls”, each over a mile in  length, enclosed an inner space (figure 12). Two of the walls appear to meet in the  southeast corner. From these walls the Face would be seen in perfect  profile. Having been among the first to study these objects, Richard Hoagland  named several of the features in Cydonia. He called this feature the Fort, or  Fortress (Hoagland 1996). New MGS imagery showed that the shadow of a central peak, as if from a ruined pyramid, and cast toward the east, only gives the impression of straight walls. Nevertheless, researchers continue to seriously consider this object a collapsed pyramid. See Mark Carlotto's analysis of the MGS image at

The Fort is one of a group of enigmatic objects Hoagland called the “City”. Within the City, the Fortress and an adjacent pyramidal object are similar in size, overall shape, and orientation (mosaic below). This similarity suggests the possibility that if the Fortress is artificial, it may have been an enclosed pyramidal structure that collapsed inward, thus exposing the apparent honeycomb. This also suggests the possibility that the pyramid next to the Fort may be hollow (Carlotto 1997).

Mosaic of the principle anomalies (Carlotto)

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