Introduction :

Sicily, the Mediterranean’s biggest island (26,000 km²), located at the crossroads of many civilizations, reveals a human presence going back as far as the end of the Pleistocene. In fact drawings can be found in caves on this island dating from 6000-8000 BC, in the Addaura caves near Palermo for example, and on the Aegadian islands. Many remains from the Upper Paleolithic are to be found.

This island was the scene of numerous episodes in the mythological life of the Graeco-Roman gods; its cultural heritage is extremely rich, its early remains very diverse. Only one aspect of this heritage is unrecognized: the pyramids.

History :

Homer refers to Sicily as Sikania (in classical texts it is also called Sikelia) and mentions the Sicanian Mountains. This is why one of the three native peoples of Sicily was named the Sicani (Sikanoi or Sicanians). They were probably there from 3000-1600 BC, from the earlier proto-Sican period, where various Mediterranean influences reached the Neolithic population that was based more in the central and western part of the island.

Much of our knowledge concerning the ancient Sicilians comes from Greek authors such as Diodorus of Sicily, but they say little about the Sicani. The Greek historian Thucydides (460-394 BC), father of scientific history and political realism, considered the Sicani to be a tribe from Iberia.

Some linguistic factors suggest this, and there is the Sicano river in Spain, but this thesis has no definite proof. Their name probably comes from the word “sika”, designating the chalcedony that has been found in great quantities in the valleys where they lived and which they used to make their Neolithic tools.

Geometry :

About ten meters height and twenty-thirty wide, are composed of black volcanic stones methodically positioned without concrete, according to a scheme exceptionally accurate. The pyramids show terraces, staircases and in some cases a shape strongly lengthened, the colossal monument (along 70 meters, wide 26 and height 8) show clearly the same structure of the Sicilian Pyramids, beginning to unhinge the theories of some Italian historians that consider the constructions of the Valley of the Alcantara only mere observation places built between the XVI and the XIX centuries. But the history is different, The pyramids were not built in recent times. It deals with imposing monuments as they show only also the photos that we show in exclusive: it is not possible to build similar works without the joined job of about hundred of workers and technicians.

specialized in the placing of the rocks. Sicily is full of “dry walls” (without concrete), but these ones are formidable to absorb the earthquakes and the popular stories could narrate a periodical restauration. The antisismic function and the general sturdiness of these sacred buildings, directed to the cardinal points, it is common to other famous insular pyramids, those present in the Canaries Isles, precisely in the island of Tenerife.

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