The Mystery of the Tenerife Pyramids | Who Built Them?

In my last video I looked at the amazing Caves of Valeron on the island of Gran Canaria, which was home to the native people we call the Guanches, before the Spanish conquest of the 15th century destroyed their culture.

But on the neighbouring, and larger island of Tenerife, as well as hotels, bars and beaches, as well as an enormous and still active volcano, there are in fact pyramids.

Known as the Pyramids of Guimar, these sub-rectangular pyramid-shaped, terraced structures have long been the subject of speculation. Who built them? Just how old are they? Can they be tied to Ancient Egypt, or even Ancient Mesoamerica?

Well, I have to say that these pyramids are some of the most interesting, controversial and mysterious structures I’ve ever researched, and in this video I’ll explain why. Were they the work of the native, indigenous Guanches people, or were they in fact more modern creations by Spanish farmers?

Watch the video to learn more.

Matt Sibson
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