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Stepped Pyramids in Mauritius Align to the Sun

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Mauritius pyramids. Photo by Uli sh [CC BY-SA 4.0], via Wikimedia Commons.

Mauritius — a beautiful volcanic island in the Indian Ocean, off the coast of southeast Africa — is home to some enigmatic ancient megalithic structures, including several stepped pyramids aligned to the sun. Remarkably, these pyramids are nearly identical to the stepped pyramids found in the Canary Islands, and very similar to those found in Sicily and the Azores.

The Pyramid Complex

In total, seven flat-topped stepped pyramids have been discovered in modern day farming fields known as Plaine Magnien, in the south-east end of the island. The layout of the pyramid site can be seen in the map below:

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A map of the 7 pyramids in Mauritius, with numbering based on the work of researcher and explorer Antoine Gigal.1 Imagery © 2017 CNES / Airbus, Map data © 2017 Google.

The entire pyramid complex can be viewed in the brief video below:

Below are some commonalities between these seven structures:

  • These pyramids all consist of six to eleven steps, and all of them are at most 12 meters tall, with the largest pyramid base being 26 x 26 meters.2
  • These pyramids are all made in the same manner, out of expertly-fitted dry-stacked volcanic rocks and without the use of any binding agent.3
  • Underneath the pyramids blocks of limestone foundation can be observed.4
  • The angles of the pyramids are sharp and precisely angled and fitted.5
  • Some of these pyramids hold the same orientation and are aligned to the sun,6 and some seem to hold alignments to one another, though the significance of their layout has not yet been understood.7
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Pyramid “three” in the Mauritius pyramids complex. Photo © Stéphane Mussard, found here.

The above details indicate an obvious intentionality behind the design and layout of these pyramids, and are therefore significant as they dispel the currently widespread notion that these pyramids are simply “piles of stones” farmers made while clearing the fields. These pyramids are apparently not advertised for tourists and are officially are not recognized as a site of significance. As a result, very little study of these enigmatic structures and their mysterious origins has been done.8

Other Ancient Structures Nearby

Researcher and explorer Antoine Gigal observed that in the immediate vicinity of these pyramids (a two square kilometer area) other ancient megalithic structures exist, including huge stone walls, some of which wind in a serpantine fashion, smaller pyramid-shaped platforms, and remarkably even ancient planned and paved roads that are still regularly driven on today and appear to be in perfect order.9 10 An eighth rounded step platform has been located nearby as well.11 12

Gigal believes these structures were undoubtedly built at the same time as the pyramids.13

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A photo of one of the mysterious paved roads in Mauritius. Unseen in photo are stone walls reinforcing the road on either side throughout its length. By Hansueli Krapf [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons.

Alignment of Mauritius Pyramids to the Sun

Dr. Semir Osmanagich, renowned for his discovery and research of the pyramids in Bosnia, studied the pyramids in Mauritius on the ground and concluded that some of them hold alignments to the solstices. He notes that pyramids “one”, “two”, and “four” have the same orientation and are aligned to the summer solstice sunrise (December 21 in the southern hemisphere).14

Antoine Gigal adds that from her observations:

“Specifically Mauritius Pyramid 2 is likely to be aligned to the summer solstice (which in the southern hemisphere occurs on December 21) and one should be able to observe a double sunset. The first sunset would occur behind the Mont des Créoles, the second behind the neighbouring Mont du Lion. A double sunset behind a mountainous horizon is also a phenomenon observed at the Guimar complex in Tenerife.”15

Similarities with Pyramids in Canary Islands, Sicily, and the Azores

The volcanic islands of Pico in the Azores (Portugal), Tenerife in the Canary Islands (Spain), Sicily (Italy), and Mauritius (Indian Ocean) are all home to remarkably similar ancient stepped pyramids aligned to the sun.

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Map of island stepped pyramids in Azores, Canary Islands, Sicily, and Mauritius. (Map created via NatGeo MapMaker).

All of these pyramids are made of volcanic stone and assembled without the use of mortar. All share a comparably similar design and infrastructure. All are grouped into complexes of pyramids.16

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Pyramid “one” in the Mauritius pyramids complex, featuring a poorly restored central staircase. Photo © Stéphane Mussard, found here.

The most analogous similarity is found between the pyramids of Tenerife and Mauritius, where the pyramids also appear to be better preserved. Gigal highlights a particular similarity between the pyramids on these two islands: the presence of a similarly designed staircase in pyramid “one” in Mauritius and in the pyramids of Tenerife island.17

In general, Gigal remarks that “there are no distinguishable differences between those and the ones on Mauritius, suggesting a link between the two that is more than merely coincidental” and that “this gives every reason to assume that the structures on both islands are the result of the activity of the same builders.”18 Both Gigal and Osmanagich propose that these structures were likely built by an ancient sea-faring culture.19 20

Below is another video (in French) of the pyramid complex, where some of the alignments between the pyramids have been observed, and where a comparison is made between the pyramids in Mauritius and those found in Tenerife:

While the pyramids in Mauritius are currently being largely ignored and have yet to be comprehensively studied, some of the other analogous pyramids mentioned above have been studied more extensively and therefore can shed light on the significance and origins of the pyramids in Mauritius.

The pyramids in Tenerife, for example, have been studied by the renowned Norwegian explorer and researcher Thor Heyerdahl, who highlighted their solar alignments and subsequently their religious purpose, thus dismissing the notion these pyramids too were simple piles of rock.21

Likewise, the pyramids in the Azores are now beginning to be recognized for their solar alignments and researchers are beginning to take note of the much older than previously suspected date of these pyramids, and their connection to other stepped pyramids around the world.22

Gigal expressed a hope that perhaps making the pyramids in Mauritius better known to tourists would encourage more interest in these sites, and subsequently this could generate interest in a serious scientific investigation of these pyramids.23

More information about the pyramids in Canary Islands and Sicily will be available in separate future articles.


  1. Gigal, Antoine. Seven pyramids identified on the African island of Mauritius. Accessed September 09, 2017. http://www.gigalresearch.com/uk/pyramides-maurice.php

  2. “Mauritius Island pyramids.” Geolines.ru. Accessed September 09, 2017. http://geolines.ru/research/research_723.html?template=117

  3. Gigal, Antoine. Seven pyramids identified on the African island of Mauritius. 

  4. Ibid. 

  5. Note: an example photo of the pyramid corners can be seen here

  6. Osmanagich, Semir Sam. Pyramids in Mauritius: “Sweet News from the Sugar Cane Fields in Mauritius.” August 18, 2009. Accessed September 09, 2017. http://static1.1.sqspcdn.com/static/f/291652/11290596/1300459802400/Pyramids+in+Mauritus+-+August+2009.pdf?token=opu9GEEzkWz4iLeHI%2BsftpYBFLU%3D 

  7. Note: the alignments between the pyramids can be see in a video further down in this article. 

  8. ((Osmanagich, Semir Sam. Pyramids in Mauritius: “Sweet News from the Sugar Cane Fields in Mauritius.” 

  9. Gigal, Antoine. Huge complex around the 7 pyramids on Mauritius island. Accessed September 09, 2017. http://www.gigalresearch.com/uk/complexe-ile-maurice.php

  10. Note: photos of these structures can be seen on Gigal’s website here

  11. Gigal, Antoine. Seven pyramids identified on the African island of Mauritius. 

  12. Note: stepped round pyramids of this sort will be explored more in an upcoming post about the Canary Islands pyramids at Tenerife. 

  13. Ibid. 

  14. Osmanagich, Semir Sam. Pyramids in Mauritius: “Sweet News from the Sugar Cane Fields in Mauritius.” 

  15. Gigal, Antoine. Seven pyramids identified on the African island of Mauritius. 

  16. Gigal, Antoine. Seven pyramids identified on the African island of Mauritius. 

  17. Ibid. 

  18. Ibid. 

  19. Ibid. 

  20. Osmanagich, Semir Sam. Pyramids in Mauritius: “Sweet News from the Sugar Cane Fields in Mauritius.” 

  21. “Pyramids of Tenerife, Canary Islands.” World Pyramids – Tenerife Pyramids, Canary Islands. Accessed September 09, 2017. http://world-pyramids.com/en/world-pyramids/europe/tenerife-pyramids,-canary-islands.html

  22. Note: more information about this can be found here

  23. Gigal, Antoine. Seven pyramids identified on the African island of Mauritius. 

About the author

Jenny Resnick

Jenny Resnick is a researcher and practitioner of the ancient religion of the sun and the Managing Editor for The Spiritual Sun, where she also researches and writes about ancient sacred sites; spiritual texts and practices; the latest discoveries in archeology, archeoastronomy, and related sciences; as well as the exploration of various facets of the lost civilization of the sun.

28 Comments

  • Wow.

    One of the first things I noticed with the aerial view were pyramids #5,6 & 7 and how they seem eerily familiar to other structures (such as the Giza Plateau) aligning with Orion’s Belt.
    #3 & 4 also seems to line up with other stars in that area too (but I’m not enough of an astronomer to tell correctly).

    • Hey Craig,

      I had the same thought as you. When I spotted the Orion’s belt similarity I tried to (very amateurishly and out of sheer personal interest) line up a star map over the map above with the pyramid plotting — I got the distinct feeling that the layout is likely a mirroring of the sky in some way (as it doesn’t seem random, and yet the organization makes little sense to me from the ground — though perhaps that appears so because of a lack of context and information about these structures). But beyond ascertaining that yes, Orion’s belt and those three pyramids seem to line up I couldn’t see anything further (which is still very interesting of course, as so many ancient sites either align to or contain references to Orion). But I’m certainly no astronomer 🙂 — I hope someone with a good grasp of celestial bodies will take an interest and see if there is more to the configuration here from that perspective.

  • Hi All,

    Thanks for the comments. I am a mauritian living abroad, and history/ancients civilisation..is a one my favourite subjects. I actually quite facinated by Teneriffe history and particularly the Guanches….there is more to know there. Speaking of these pyramids in Mauritius, I have indeed seen them after they made the news… A few years before that…in 2001, i had noticed these structures while driving ( and i was probably driving too fast)…but indeed did not stop to investigate further…something i regret… i had also seen some other structure ( a circular one) somewhere else….but you know…we were raised with the thinking that before being colonised in 1700… Mauritius was only home to the Dodo …which ….as you know …did not make it through. Concerning the Mauritian pyramids, they are located not far from the airport, where Mauritius, first port was located. So if anyone would have landed in Mauritius before the times…..the pyramids are located not far from a sea and a good port. it is was on a land used for sugar cane plantation, and yes there was the practice of clearing land with stockpile the big rocks in a pyramidal shape…but trust me ..if you look closely they dont compare at all. The efforts to build these pyramids would required cutting the stones in brick shapes and laying them together. Some theorize that after world war 2, some mauritians who had serviced in Egypt got inspired and wanted to replicate that….seriously…ok you would maybe do 1….but 7…..that does not hold…specifically that social context of mauritius after the world war was changing…and steaming up ( Mauritius got its it independence from GB in the 60s). Another possible theory, would be in the early 1800..after the french revolution…Mauritius was then a french colony…and could have been freemasons…i recently read about that post-revolution french regime was very about freemasons…and pyramids were a key symbol. Some other theory…which would change a lot in Mauritian history, would be that the island was visited or populated well before its official discovery by the portuguese about the 1500s and they would have built these pyramids. The arabs had apparently noted Mauritius in their maps in the 1500s and possibly had visited before the portuguese. The problem with this….is that why just Mauritius…you would have seen other similar structures on other indian ocean islands….eg Reunion, Madagascar or Comores….but none apparently. Lets assume, that was the case, then when the Dutch visited mauritius …in the 1700s…they would have surely made note of structures….but I have not seen such notes….if that was the case…that would be a game changer. Anyway, going forward, this would need to be researched.. with professional archeologists….some way of getting funding for that…..i think if there was some interest there….that would help…any contacts. I am happy to join forces…if anyway is keen on this.

    • Hi Olivier,

      Thanks for chiming in and offering a local perspective. I agree — would be great to have more serious research done.

      I have wondered whether other islands nearby had more pyramids — it’s on my bucket list to look into them more (at a glance I haven’t found any, as you suggested). I also likewise wondered why they are specifically concentrated only on certain islands in the Azores and in the Canary Islands, and in the Mediterranean. Seems there was a particular central point of focus chosen amidst a series of islands at each location. I’m sure the other islands likely hide gems of their own though too — just a matter of exploring 🙂

  • Thanks Jenny very interesting, I also find it very strange that they dont consider these ancient megalithic structures as significant considering there alinements and similarities

  • I wonder why they haven’t been seriously studied or recognized as significant. Is there just a lack of interest within Mauritius, or some deeper agenda?

    From Antoine Gigal’s article: “Maybe those who dismiss these pyramids as “piles of stones” are afraid to see their agricultural lands repossessed, or to have to conform to certain regulations that come with protected archaeological sites. It is nevertheless clear that with proper help, the government should be able to highlight the economic benefits of tourism to the local economy, which will hopefully result in scientific research carried out on the site.” http://www.gigalresearch.com/uk/pyramides-maurice.php

    In any case hopefully more awareness of these sites will lead to a positive change.

    • I was thinking about the same question Jon. Perhaps if there is more public awareness or more stringent laws developed to protect and preserve significant archaeological sites such as these ones, I don’t know of any other way a landowner could be convinced to surrender it for greater purposes?

      I recently read about how the Maltese embraced the discovery of their famous archeological marvels as they were unraveling them and how the creation of the museum helped to create a greater public interest by encouraging and involving people from all walks of life to report unusual features found in and around the Maltese landscape to the museum, particularly to Sir Temi Zammit. Author Anthony Pace states that “it was their awareness of the importance of these finds that played an important role in their discovery and protection”. As a result of that, numerous people from around the world have the opportunity to experience and learn from being at these ancient sites today. Even the success of the Bosnian pyramids story was a result of a collaborative effort between archaeologist Dr. Sam Osmanagich, the local government and the Bosnians/volunteers who realized its incredible potential the economic benefits/recognition it would bring to that area.

      • It’s very nice to hear that example of how local people were encouraged to be involved. It seems that a few good people, like perhaps that Sir Temi Zammit, or Dr. Sam Osmanagich, can do great work in turning a negative situation into a positive one.

    • Interesting quote Jon. I think the reasons for such things can sometimes be quite unexpected.
      With crop circles for example I know there are many hidden agendas, but to my surprise often it’s also mundane reasons you wouldn’t expect.

      For example with crop circles appearing in farmers’ fields, this would often attract people to come onto their land without asking permission, and this would ruin crops and be unwanted by the farmer. So actually for many farmers in the Wiltshire area as soon as a crop circle would appear they’d mow the whole thing down instantly :O.
      Then crop circle enthusiasts would get angry, which would cause more friction with the farmers (who hadn’t asked for any of this in the first place) and even more farmers would employ the instant mow down.
      But who was actually actively trying to solve this issue on the ground? Only one guy apparently. Who funnily enough was going to the local farmers union meetings (imagine just after discussing the rise of the price of milk and this year’s wheat production irregularity— next on the agenda: crop circles. LoL.)
      Anyway long story short he managed to set up something where people visiting crop circles would donate some money (£1 or so) in order to compensate for the farmers loss of crops. Or alternatively the farmer could choose to deny access which that body would try to enforce, but then the farmer wouldn’t mow down the circle. Also the dialogue during the union meeting I believe would help the rash action of instant cutting of crops. And so then when a circle appeared people have the time to record, study and enjoy it.

    • My personal opinion is that it’s probably a combination of what Gigal suggests, of some of the things I shared in a response to Matthew just below, but also something else that’s perhaps a huge culprit is the disconnect from our past, history, and true cultural heritage, and therefore a lack of appreciation or understanding of it.

      My impression from visiting some other Indian Ocean islands was that many of the locals are either disinterested or too jaded (with the exception of sites that are still religiously active today), and don’t concern themselves much with the ancient sites (unless as a source of income) — sometimes even when they live right in them. They just don’t hold much importance, and are typically just described as “hermit caves,” or attributed to some king, etc.

      Coming back to Gigal’s point, there is a down side to the tourist approach to consider though if it’s not done in favor of the local people, in that it can be disruptive to daily life. For example when the massive temple of Borobudur was reconstructed in Java to become a popular tourist destination apparently a lot of locals were displaced to make room for tourism activities, and it’s still a sore subject for many.

      I think the case of Malta, as you describe, Patricia, is a great example of how this could be done well in the interest of all. The potential is definitely there when people are eager to explore their heritage and invite others to do so as well.

  • Great article, connecting the dots with all these “piles of stones” around the world. I think those farmers that built them must have all been secret matemathicians and architects, with the hobby in the spirituality of the sun. 😉

    • Now where would simple farmers be without precisely angled and fitted pyramids aligned to the Sun, built just like other “piles of stones” on other distant islands many miles away? 🙂

      It really is unbelievable anyone would proffer the “random piles of stone” explanation in seriousness. But it seems the lack of interest and research into these sites in the past allowed those explanations to be accepted, and become historical dogma in a way.

      But now that there’s a new wave of research and interest, it demonstrates just how connected these sites on different islands are (obviously built by a seafaring people) as well as the astronomical precision and skill the builders had. Only with this knowledge brought to light can we realize just how much of this important history has been distorted — or just dismissed and ignored.

      Thanks for connecting all the dots and bringing all that research together Jenny, it was a great read and it’s fascinating to see a clearer picture and new appreciation of the nature of these sites emerging.

      • This “piles of stones” thing is quite funny, isn’t it? 🙂

        I think that many ancient structures are fascinating because they are so massive, majestic, complex, mysterious, have a known ancient history behind them, and so on (thinking pyramids in Mexico, Egypt, Angkor Wat, etc. here). They’re hard to ignore or brush aside.

        These to the untrained eye look more “achievable” by modern means (although their structure is quite expertly-made) and they probably look to people just like little platforms. The only thing that would give away their age or origin and reveal the mystery that real they present would be a. the fact that nobody knows who built them, just that they are “old”, and b. understanding their relationship to other similar structures around the world and their archaeoastronomical function . Without this, it’s easy to dismiss them. But knowing about it and making it public knowledge would potentially bring to surface quite a lot of our missing history and could draw connections between ancient cultures, cross-oceanic journeys, the spirituality of the past, and so on.

        It’s definitely good to see the research and recognition start coming together.

        • I don’t know, those ‘piles of stone’ don’t look particularly achievable to me 🙂

          It’s hard to believe that there is nothing holding all those rocks together actually, and that the pyramids are so beautifully and geometrically formed. The flyover video gives a good sense of just how precisely they were constructed. Plus the solar alignments!

          Thanks for the interesting article, it’s so eye opening to see these monuments separated by vast distances that point to an ancient shared culture that revered the sun. I really hope that more work is done on this particular site in Mauritius– the possibility of what else might be found is intriguing.

  • What a striking thing that more of these distinctly similar pyramids are found on other islands, yet so far away! However still along the (huge) African coast. It makes you wonder who were the people that built them, when?, were they sailing around, from where did they originally come?

    Were there any other archaeological finds of a sun culture found around these sites?

    • Hey Karim,

      It’s hard to say as the structures on this island have been studied very little. There’s the work of Dr. Osmanagich who focused on the pyramids themselves and their solar alignment. There’s the work of Antoine Gigal, who explored the pyramids as well as the other ancient structures around them. And there’s Stéphane Mussard who has been exploring them on the ground — some of the pictured and the second video in the article are by them. So that’s basically most of the information there is to go on. I have a feeling there’s an opportunity to discover lots more if the area was further studied. Right now all the information is just based on observation work only.

      The only other thing I noticed that’s of interest in terms of the Religion of the Sun connection was Gigal’s mention of a petroglyph she identified as a labyrinth in the ancient complex. There’s a picture of it from her website here: http://www.gigalresearch.com/uk/images/complexe/complexe33.jpg.

  • Brilliant information Jenny. Thanks for all your efforts to keep us informed. I’m really enjoying this wealth of knowledge. Hopefully more people from around the world will speak out and there can be an end to all the false information we are being fed.

  • Thanks for posting this story Jenny. It makes me wonder about the structural differences between the step lava pyramids and the other more well-known types – could they have been built by a different, older culture and era?

    I think these mysterious step pyramids made of lava are perhaps more widespread then originally thought. I came across this circular pyramid in Mexico:

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cuicuilco

    Cuicuilco is probably the most stunning step lava pyramid I’ve come across so far. It is known to be aligned with the vernal and autumnal equinox sunrise and it’s in close proximity to the Aztec sacred mountains, Popocatepetl. Towards the east, its aligns with Cerro Papayo as the sun rises from behind its summit at the time of the equinoxes. It looks remarkably similar to the other previously mentioned step lava pyramids of Europe and Africa and like the others, the archeological significance of this enigmatic complex is also largely ignored. I wouldn’t be surprise to see more of them popping up in places with a history of volcanic activity.

    Recently I was looking through a travel promo magazine and as I flipped through the pages I came across a lovely photo of a vineyard growing on top of what appears to be a Sicilian step pyramid with Mt. Etna in the background! I don’t think they have a clue about its real purpose and significance:

    http://www.coloursofsicily.com/en/wine/etna-volcanic-wine-experience/

    Yes, I agree Jordan, these solar-aligned step pyramid structures found in so many different places vast distances apart simply can not be a coincidence – they appear to all be pointing towards a common link of a shared and widespread ancient spiritual knowledge/culture.

    Here are two videos of the Cuicuilco pyramid that has close-up shots of the details and overall form of the massive circular structure. Some interesting clips from the first video of artifacts retrieved from this site are noted, including a double spiral, a statue in a familar meditative pose and something I’d like to know more about: red ochre paint.

    https://youtu.be/DI69-81Ck9s

    https://youtu.be/vvfL7q-PCyA

    • Thanks so much for sharing, Patricia, and for the video links. I actually have Cuicuilco on the list for an upcoming article about rounded stepped pyramids found in all of these place and others. I’ve spotted very similar rounded pyramids in places like Korea and Austria, for example, which definitely all seem to stem from the same builders / building technique, which is really remarkable.

      With the square pyramids in these four places it’s interesting that they are all found on volcanic islands, and researcher Antoine Gigal has an interesting theory that there is some kind of a relationship there.

      So funny about the Mt. Etna brochure — those are definitely those pyramids in those photos! Looks quite nice, actually 🙂 I’ve seen the same on the Azores as well — the ancient remnants and ruins seem to have been adapted by wineries and incorporated into the businesses. I’ve actually only found out about the Sicily pyramids very recently, and now they are popping out everywhere too 🙂

      Likewise, I thought it was remarkable that in Mauritius there exist these ancient paved roads, which according to Gigal are fully functional and are used by trucks regularly. On her website (link in a footnote) she has photos of these roads and they just seem amazing. Imagine a paved road system that doesn’t collapse, erode, crack, gets full of pot holes, etc. on a regular basis — that’s sounds incredible. Why isn’t it being studied? You get the sense that people don’t even question where these roads came from… o.O

      • Yes I know what you mean! I found about the step pyramids from Gigal when I was determined to prove that Sicily had similar significant ancient sacred sites as Malta. I was awestruck by this information too.

        I had actually witnessed the black dry-stacked stone walls and roads made of lava when I took a train and bus ride up towards Mt. Etna in 2014. Of course I had no idea about their affiliation with the lost civilization of the sun!

        I recall Gigal mentioning an interesting theory about Sicilian step pyramids appearing to “stop” lava flow from reaching and destroying the structure, perhaps due to its resonance (?) but when I read about the Cuicuilco pyramid, it was covered with lava so I’m not sure about the validity of that theory.

        Rather then be converted into vineyards, they should definitely be studied, preserved, revered and used to educate people about its true purpose. I’m also noticing the same issue with ancient sacred sites found across Canada.

      • Ha ha, I also kind of liked those vineyards on that Sicilian pyramid. Would be interesting to examine the wine, maybe it has special properties… 😉

        • Yeah, I agree. I wasn’t sure about what the relationship between the volcanoes and the pyramids on these islands really is and how they could influence the environment exactly either. Interesting the Cuicuilco pyramid was covered in lava.

          Lucia, I wondered about the effect on the crops too ???? ????

  • Those pyramids are very interesting – it’s amazing they dry-stacked stone into such precisely angled structures.

    What’s even more incredible is the similarity in structures on different islands in different parts of the world.

    Tenerife and Mauritius are a vast distance apart, and the implication that the same culture was building structures aligned to the sun in both places raises many questions that conventional history does not address.

    The fact that these pyramids are dismissed as the work of modern-era farmers stacking stones (like those in the Azores) and that these incredible monuments have no official recognition really boggles the mind.

    • Yes, Justin, I keep thinking the same about the dry-stacked technique. The structures in a way seem simple, yet I keep trying to figure out how you get such a “smooth” finish and such sharp angles. If I tried to stack a pyramid like that, I imagine my work would probably turn out a bit more “lumpy” 😉

  • Great article. You make a very compelling and logical case here that any reasonable person would be able to see obviously these are purpose-built structures! It’s amazing that these particular ones are so similar across such vast distances, so not only are they purpose-built, but also seemingly built with the same knowledge, therefore of course either by the same people, people originally from the same culture/community, or people who had come into contact with them. This brings me back to the “compelling and logical case” point, by which research and discoveries like this stand out as testament to the lost civilization of the sun.

    • Definitely. Apparently these pyramids were even officially “protected sites” when the island was under British rule four decades ago. It’s a shame today they are just dismissed as piles of stones.

      Interestingly, Antoine Gigal has photos of actual piles of stone from the island for comparison, which obviously look nothing like these pyramids.

      At any rate, the argument that they are farmer’s piles of stones doesn’t cut it no matter which way you look at it… Especially when you consider that these are apparently completely unrelated farmers from very different cultures, on islands vast distances apart, and apparently out of contact with one another… Yet building nearly identical pyramids aligned to the sun.

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