Pyramids in Mauritius

Seven pyramids have been identified on the African island of Mauritius. Remarkably, in construction, they are identical to the ones found on the island of Tenerife, an island on the opposite side of the continent. It underlines the likelihood that one civilisation sailed to various islands off the coast of Africa and constructed these structures.

I have known and seen these pyramids for years. I discounted them for a very orderly way of stacking the field stones to make space for planting sugar cane. We have now a story which enriches our Mauritian culture and gives some jazz to our tourist guides to embellish their presentation.

How far is the story true and historically verified? Does it matter?

Thanks to my school pal Paul now based in Canada who is a true Mauritian at heart who informed me of the story.

You are invited to read the Antoine Gigal ‘s account.

Antoine Gigal is a French writer and researcher, and the Egyptian correspondent for the French ‘L’Egypte’ magazine.
Gigal’s early years were spent in Africa and South America, where her father worked as journalist and diplomat. This has taken her all over the world exploring diverse cultures and civilizations. She studied at Sorbonne Paris III University and the National Institute of Oriental Languages and Civilizations (INALCO), where she graduated in Chinese and Japanese languages and civilizations.


#1 carrotmadman6 on 04.14.09 at 10:27 am

My own take on the story:

#2 sweetangel on 04.14.09 at 8:33 pm

how comw these pyramids were not discovered till now? please shower us with some more details on this.

thank you.

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#4 Nussaibah on 04.16.09 at 9:15 am

Wow, didn’t know about that. Thanks for sharing 🙂

#5 Web Design Bureau of Mauritius on 04.16.09 at 9:16 pm

You might be interested in what Mauritians think about all this made up story. We are starting a campaign over this.

#6 Kiloo on 04.22.09 at 1:47 pm

The Pyramids have always been in broad daylight, always so visible in the southern cane fields on the way to the airport. They are so obvious that we always thought that while clearing the fields for planting cane originally the slaves had the time to arrange the stones in nice square pyramids and none batted an eyelid, until lately….

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