The Mystery of the Guanches and the Pyramids of Tenerife
Tenerife in the Canary Islands is well-known as a holiday destination, but many tourists visit the island unaware that there are pyramids there and an ongoing mystery. Who built the pyramids, when were they constructed, and why? There are three theories and an ongoing debate.
14 June, 2015 - 13:05 Steve Andrews
Pyramids of Güímar
Thor Heyerdahl (Photo: Public Domain)
The fact is that on one plaza between two pyramids, archaeologists dug down into the structure, but stopped at a level they equated with the 18th century – and which was between 50 and 150 centimetres deep. From this, the mistaken conclusion was reached that they had dug down all the way to the bottom, and had realised the oldest layer was two centuries old. Nothing can be further from the truth.
Pyramid of Güímar showing steps (Photo: Raphael Biss)
Pelicar - A Guanche king (Photo: cinetech)
Pintadera design (Photo: Steve Andrews)
Main pyramid in Santa Barbara (Photo: Steve Andrews)