This is the last of the surviving photos where you can see the dilapidated and without the top of the pyramid. Good view of the road which took out the building material from the dismantled pyramids.
Today, crowds of French tourists who go to see the pyramids in Egypt, but recently similar structures they might consider at home.
The ancient European constructions
The attention of the public and of many researchers, those who are not subject to the constraint of the social systems of their countries, has turned to the search for the archaeological remains that still remain of the ancient European civilization, like many cairns present sporting also a stepped architecture.
Guimar in tenmerife at the Canary Islands
and Monte D’Accoddi in Sardinia.
The pyramid of Barnenez, in the north of Brittany, was rediscovered in 1850. A pyramid with steps, about 35 meters high and dating back to 4500-3900 BC. JC, which had been used for some time as a stone quarry until the popular protest stopped the destruction
In Italy, for example, they have been found in Lombardy, Campania, Friuli, Sardinia and many others in Sicily.
The large number of discoveries and their architectural complexity place us in front of a very important archaeological case which creates an ideological problem.
There are indeed many cases of archaeological pieces, even large ones that have been destroyed or obscured by the current chronicle, like the ancient “pagan” temples and many menhirs and dolmens, but also as the great megalithic city of Rama , whose gigantic ruins defy time in the Susa Valley, in northern Piedmont.
We can take as an example the inexplicable behavior of the authorities vis-à-vis the safeguarding of these archaeological pieces, citing the case of the Barnenez pyramid, in the north of Brittany. A step pyramid, which is about 35 meters high, dating back to 4500-3900 BC. JC, built with dry stone laying, which includes doors on the sides and rooms and interior corridors. And that is almost similar to those of Güímar, which still exist on the island of Tenerife in the Canaries archipelago in Spain. Just like the pyramid of Monte D’Accoddi in Sardinia, or those of Sicily. All to degrees and built with the laying of dry stones.
Forgotten for a time, the Barnenez pyramid was rediscovered in 1850 following the cleansing of the vegetation that had invaded it and which had revealed the valuable work of a European culture that was able to know the mathematical and astronomical principles .
For the record, the Pyramids Güímar too, which originally were nine, are now only six because the others, considered in 1800 as piles of stones worthless, were destroyed more to the use of the stony material with which they had been built.
One of the pyramids of Güímar, on the island of Tenerife in the Canaries Archipelago in Spain. Originally the pyramids were nine, but today there are only six left since the others were destroyed following the use of the stony material with which they were built
The idea that, on the European continent, only ignorant barbarians and plunderers, incapable of developing a true civilization, will be perpetuated once more.
The pyramid of Monte D’Accoddi in Sardinia. Today it is abandoned like all the other Italian pyramids.
A detailed description of the structure of the “pyramid” of Nice
1800 such as Christian Bouquet
1900, such as Bonaventure Salvetti
The ancestors of Europeans
But who were the European natives of whom we speak and who today represent, beyond any ideological censorship, the cultural and biological roots of the whole population of Europe?
Modern paleontology suggests that Europe several thousand years ago was the object of migrations of peoples from the African continent. At first, 300 000-400 000 thousand years ago, Neanderthal populations arrived and settled on the territory. Since they were skilful builders, they seem to have built forts and megalithic monuments of different kinds that can still be seen today. Subsequently, about 40,000-50,000 years ago, there were other migrations from Africa, the Cro-Magnon populations, the variant of Homo Sapiens Sapiens.
About 35,000 years ago the forests of North Africa began to give way to the desert. The Cro-Magnon populations that had established themselves in this territory and who would later be identified as the Berber people of today, migrated again to Europe. They thus reached, through the Strait of Gibraltar, the South of the Iberian Peninsula, in the zone corresponding at the moment to Andalusia, where they gave birth to new colonies by merging with the culture of Neanderthal which had preceded. In the same period the other populations of Cro-Magnons, who were heading towards the Middle East and the Balkans, reached the coast of Liguria in Italy thus giving life to the Ligurian community.
It seems obvious that all these populations have had the necessary time, over millennia, to create and develop a specific civilization on the European continent. A civilization that, in order to remain stable over time, had to organize and develop the technologies needed to build cities and religious monuments. A civilization that has nothing to envy to that of Egypt and that of the Roman Empire.
A great civilization to which we can attribute all the imposing megalithic monuments that still exist and the great pyramids, obtained by modeling the natural elevations of the land, which can still be admired today. Not to mention the masterpieces of technology she possessed in the field of scientific knowledge, literature, music and art.
A pyramid also in nice, built over the entrance to the grotto Ratapignata was discovered Domenico Rossetti in 1803 (and for some said build at that time)
A strange pyramid is located on the hillside north of Nice and northwest of Falicon. The pyramid is fairly small and now showing the signs of age (the top has been truncated at about 3 m), but the lower part is in good condition. It was discovered in 1804, and was calculated to have been 9 m tall. Its uniqueness and mystery make it worth visiting.
The stone pyramid is built over the opening of the Grotto (Aven) of Ratapignata, on the eastern flank of the ridge. The grotto beneath the pyramid is a karstic cave, called Bauma des Ratapignata in Occitan, or “Cave of the Bats”.
This is one of the very rare pyramids to be found in Europe, and no clear explanation has ever been given for its existence. Among the various theories of its origin, the grandson of the famous archeologist John Ward-Perkins (shown here at the pyramid in 1996) thinks it might have marked the tomb of an ancient chieftain, possibly an exiled Egyptian.
The tale we heard in Falicon some ten years ago (1996) was that the pyramid was built by Roman legionaires, and the 50-meter deep grotto was a temple to the Persian goddess Mithra.
The on-line en.wikipedia.org expands on that, suggesting: “The number of stairs leading into the cave below the pyramid also supposedly corresponds to the 7-level initiation rituals of the cult of Mithras – an eastern religion that was popular with members of the Roman Army during the later Empire.” We met a man on the trail doing a film about the pyramid, who said it had connections with the Templars, also told us it’s one of only two pyramids in France; the other being in the Massif Central. There is said to be a similar pyramid that exists near the middle of Southern France in the Massif Central, a mountainous elevated region which also contains the Auvergne Volcanoes National Park, which contains the Puy de Dôme, the highest volcano in what is called the Chaine des Puys. However, due to the geology of the region, it may be possible that there is a natural feature existing in the latter location (as pictured below) which could resemble a pyramid.
A trio of visitors from California, Willow, Beckey and Bill, had read about the pyramid in connection with the templars, and they thought there were symbols and signs marking the interior. None of us descended down inside to investigate.
A book with information on the pyramid is Sacred Sites of the Knights Templar by John K. Young, Phd.
The pyramid and grotto were discovered (at least for our modern era) in 1803 by one Domenico Rossetti. The Ratapignata Grotto was listed in all the regional tourist guides from the 19th century. In that earlier time, locals rented out ladders to visitors intent on descending into the interior. Now, in October 2007, just over two centuries later, the Ratapignata Grotto has been listed as an official Historical Monument (Monument historique).
Locating the Pyramid
Step 1 is to get to La Vallièra wilderness park, near the Aire de St Michel north of Nice. The Aire de St Michel is at the road junction of the D114 and D214, north of Nice’s Gairaut area and 2 km southwest of Falicon. There’s a bus stop at the Aire de St Michel:
Bus #70, connects with Place Fontaine du Temple at the north of Nice, at Ave du Ray and Bvd de Gorbella / Bvd Comte de Falicon.
Bus #25 connects with Falicon, station J C Bermond.
From the Aire de St Michel the small Chemin de Chateaurenard (also marked with the red-and-white Grande Randonnée signs) goes up the hill about a km to the entrance of the park area. It’s a 15-minute walk, or you can drive up and park along the road. On weekends, the parking places are probably full.
Step 2, from La Vallièra park entrance. The GR5, marked with red and white signs, goes north through the park area, then up onto the Crete de Graus where it heads north to the village of Aspremont.
About 15-20 minutes up the trail, you pass a power pylon, and just after, there’s a ruin of a stone house in the trees. At the far side of the ruin, go right onto a small path (marked with the red-white “X” for Not GR) that angles northeast through the trees. This path comes out on the hillside, and goes north along the flanc of the hill, about 5-10 minutes to the pyramid.
An alternate route is to continue on the GR5 when you pass the stone-house ruin. About 5-10 minutes up the GR, where is passes directly beneath very high power lines, take the tiny path off to the right, over the ridge. This little path angles back down the hillside (southeast) to the pyramid.
Since not extinguished disputes about the date of construction and its purpose. The basic version of temple of the Gallo-Roman period (near nice was the Roman colony of Cemenelum) and the sanctuary of the knights Templar. Now the pyramid is almost completely destroyed.
This is kind of curious since it is extremely close to the big destroyed pyramid of St. Andre. For reference, you clearly see the large intersection at the bottom right that was the site of the large st. Andre pyramid. That large pyramid was accessible via the river from the sea and is close to malta and corsica.
Now the pyramid is being eroded and is in very poor condition. No scientists, no historians or the French government don’t want it.
Several ancient pyramids were destroyed, and the remaining useless and almost completely destroyed, even more surprisingly, what was built a modern pyramid La Pertus allegedly built by Ricardo Bofille in 1974-1976.
Perhaps the architect had a hand in the pyramid only decorate the stairs, covered the verge of a stone building on the existing pyramid of awkward construction.
In 70 years the French authorities demolished one of the ancient pyramids in Europe – Saint-andré to make room for the highway!
and in another place, at the same time at the junction of the A9 motorway AP7 erect remake.
There are in France and other pyramids, of course less impressive in size, but they are forgotten, abandoned and almost destroyed.
This above picture is worth gold. It clearly shows a large megalithic base of big stone blocks, which in my opinion are burried in the hill side today.
Pyramid 33 metres tall built on the assurances of historians in the 1st century during the reign of Emperor Vespasian.
It is in the area of the ancient necropolis of urns Box, which is located in Autun. https://www.pyramidseverywhere.org/autun-pyramid-france/
According to scientists, the pyramid served as a funerary monument for the Romans however, buried in its walls are ancient symbols of the druids making a pyramid at least 200 years older.
Antoine Gigal has an article (in french)
and mentions the nearby captial of the gauls capital archeological site, Bibracte,worth a visit when in the area.