A. Sutherland - AncientPages.com - A strange ancient monument known as the Falicon pyramid is located at a rural site near the town of Falicon, near Nice on the French Riviera.
It's one of a few pyramids in Europe.
Mysterious ancient equilateral structure - perched on a rocky ridge in an area of rugged gorges, forests and hills - has the same name as a very ancient village, located only two kilometers from the pyramid.
Falicon Pyramid has a complex and rather mysterious history.
The pyramid - located above a karstic cave known as the "Cave of the Bats" (Grotto of Ratapignata ) on the eastern flank of the ridge - is constructed of small irregularly-shaped stones and is in rather ruined condition.
While most of its upper section is missing, the lower section is well-preserved.
For what purpose was the Falicon pyramid built? What exactly inspired the unknown stone masons to build this structure in rather inaccessible mountain range of the so -called Maritime Alps, in the south-western part of the Alps, at an altitude of 430 meters?
Why was it raised in such inaccessible place? Where are the underground tunnels beneath the village of Falicon leading?
It is a place, where "time stands still" giving the impression to be totally isolated from "civilization" pulsating just about 10 km from the center of Nice.
Beneath very old houses, there is a network of arched prehistoric tunnels.
The tunnels extend for miles in all directions, forming a network of tunnels, of which nothing is known and where they lead to.
Originally, the pyramid was equilateral and approximately 30 feet tall. Today, the sides of the pyramid are unequal probably due to its unusual location on a steep slope and its summit does not exist.
The structure's lower part is in good condition and "invites" to further research through the door 2.50 m high, that opens showing a dark and approximately 15 meters deep "throat".
Who were the prehistoric builders of the pyramid? In some way, the Falicon pyramid has been always overlooked, but it's not invisible. In fact the structure can be seen from a mile away!
Eastern side of the pyramid has a doorway, eight feet wide and decorated with a carving depicting the oldest and sacred symbols of this planet - swastika symbol.
The symbol was either destroyed or removed in 1921.
Directly above the pyramid's entrance, there was also an unknown ancient inscription, undecipherable already in 1901, which can no longer be brought to light.
According to Greek historians, Strabo (63 BC-24 AD) and Diodorus Siculus (90 BC-21 BC), the Celtic heartland was in southern France. Provence was inhabited by Celtic tribes and perhaps their craftsmen decorated the pyramid's doorway with a swastika.
Under the doorway is the entrance of the fissure, but the mysterious pyramid which stands over the cavity, cannot be easily entered.
There have been many speculations regarding the Falicon Pyramid, but to this day no-one has been able to shed light on the pyramid's mystery.
Written by – A. Sutherland - AncientPages.com Senior Staff Writer