Cydonia is a region of Martian terrain that has many interesting features when viewed from above and in specific lighting. It was the destination of mankind’s 7th manned mission to Mars, and is the site where the first signs of extraterrestrial intelligence were ever found.
At Cydonia man found a scientific observation post setup by a race that we refer to as The Observers. Carbon dating places construction of the site sometime near 200,000 B.C. It is from the study of technological remains found at this site that mankind has gained the ability to travel through space.
Cydonia is considered a holy site to some religions, and access to it is strictly controlled by The Church.