French pyramids

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Falicon pyramid.

Several pyramids have been built in France, during the 18th and 19th centuries.

Falicon pyramid[edit]

The Falicon pyramid is a monument located at a rural site near the town of Falicon, on the French Riviera, near Nice.[1]

It is constructed above a karstic cave known as the Cave of the Bats (Occitan: Bauma des Ratapignata) and is one of the few pyramids in Europe. The pyramid is constructed of small irregularly-shaped stones, possesses a fairly acute angle of inclination, and is in a partly ruined condition. While most of its upper section is missing, the lower section is reasonably well-preserved.

The pyramid's purpose and exact origins are unknown. Though it had been suggested that it may have been constructed by Roman legionaries involved in Egyptian cult practices, more recent research indicated that it was actually built between 1803 and 1812, i.e. during the rule of Napoleon Bonaparte.[2]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Henri Broch (1976), La mystérieuse pyramide de Falicon, Éditions France-Empire, ISBN B0000E80JW
  2. ^ "La pyramide de Falicon et la grotte des Ratapignata". 2007. Retrieved 2008-09-06. 

External links[edit]