Introduction :

Here Autun pyramid named more “modestly” from “Couhard Stone” named after the village where it is located. I emphasize the term “pyramid” because for me there ‘s no doubt … she has many features as we shall see. This pyramid is dated more or less officially (reports of modern scientific dating and argued missing) from the 1st century AD. It is located on a knoll on the edge of the walled city of Autun in Burgundy, the ancient city of Augustodunum founded, we are told, during the reign of Augustus (27-14 before JC). I said, “we were told,” because it is assumed that Autun was a new city built by the Romans to compensate for the abandonment of a large quoted: Bibracte, neighbor and reward some Gauls, we will see that nothing is less sure … the pyramid was originally height of 33m, a paraléllipédique base, foundations and corner stones. She was formerly covered with white marble (for other beautiful white limestone facing) Plans dating from François 1 well confirm the limestone covering. He was reused later in the nearby small church Couhard.

History :

The mound on which is built the pyramid has served as Gallic and Roman cemetery and in the meadow are full of tombstones. Down to the east, a clear water river flows and hear the rustle of the waterfall Brisecou neighboring mountains. southeast the mountains are covered with thick forest and granite outcrops.

For the Romans as well as Eduens Gauls had common interests: trade pacts of great importance among them. Indeed, Bibracte was at a crossroads arrival of valuable goods at the time: all coveted commodity of the Roman Empire, thus: Middle East, Africa and Eastern transiting here to then dump north of Europe and therefore ailleurs. But very important fact: one day the little pyramid of Autun, of the 1st century AD as the only fact we think qu’Augustodunum (Autun) existed only from its building by Augustus (15 to BC).  Autun is a great place for a fortress and control of trade routes and probably had a life before the Romans. But in this region, just before the arrival of Julius Caesar, two factions in Eduens Celtic-Gallic struggled for power:  it was vital for the Romans to have a plentiful supply because of their far deployed military mediterranen around the pool and had to be fed in all circumstances.

Further proof of knowledge exchange between Egypt, the Greeks, the Romans and the Celts! Or a subject that fascinated poets and writers of that time in Rome, it was Egypt. Cicero actually much reference in his writings and shows a great connoisseur of civilization and Egyptian religion, something we do not could encounter before him in Roman literature. He even details the aspects of magic, astronomy, religious aspects Nile and is confident and marveled at the sophistication of this civilization and the wealth of teaching that the Romans may withdraw … It is certain that many Egypt conversations held between our Roman and our druid spiritual leader moreover, to be eager for all those things about Egypt. We are not yet at the time of Emperor Augustus (63 Av. JC-14 AD) decreed the prohibition of Egyptian cult in 28 before JC driven by his hatred of Egypt because of the problems encountered in its power struggle in Egypt.

Geometry :

This little pyramid of Autun features well-cut edges, and faces perfectly, I also noticed that she had be made of a beautiful pink granite in Egypt, before being dismembered and “patched up” with pebbles, as I was able to find some of these stones lying on the ground. After the widespread destruction and the drilling of an abbot in 1649 that completely disfigures one side, it still looks strong despite that the stripped of his finest stones and many people searched the hope vile treasure so that it is certainly a High Place of worship gathering of druids … and the symbol of a link with the Egyptian knowledge. A high place a symbol of life, today is transformed into burial place, still by ignorance, and because he was there then juxtaposition in time, funerary items around. The same thing happened on the Giza plateau in Egypt where tombs 4th dynasties and later came to occupy much older places and monuments celebrating life… Knowledge is lost quickly and memory is short!

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