Mysterious relic of a long forgotten time
When you are on your Trip to Madagascar make a detour to the east coast of the country and book for example our tour from Antananarivo to Tulear within 19 days, there is a Detour to Manakara scheduled, from where you can also take a Trip to Ambohitsara can undertake. Ambohitsara is actually a rather small village that does not have too many highlights to offer from a tourist point of view. Nevertheless, in this small village on the east coast of Madagascar hides a legendary relic from a time long past and for the most part also forgotten: The elephant of Ambohitsara. This is a White stone statue, which are generally referred to as Illustration of an elephant is interpreted. Today it is completely unclear where exactly the statue comes from and how it came to Madagascar. However, most expert voices agree that the elephant of Ambohitsara did not originate in Madagascar. One of the most common theories is that the elephant was probably originally from India and is said to have reached Madagascar in the seventh century. There is no real evidence for this, but still this explanation seems to be the closest. At least elephants are known in India and Asian colonization phases have taken place early on the island of Madagascar. A possible other explanation story refers to the fact that the elephant originally from Mecca and presumably arrived in Madagascar in the 11th or 15th century - this explanation, however, seems much more far-fetched, since the connection between the Arabian Peninsula and the elephant cannot be reconstructed.
Regardless of where exactly the elephant actually comes from, the question of the Purpose of the sculpture. On closer inspection, the statue turns out to be hollow, with three square holes on the top and several round holes on the bottom. Experts speculate that the elephant may have been used as a kind of vessel in earlier times. Possibly, fermentation processes ensured that an intoxicating drink was produced inside the elephant. It is also conceivable, however, that the stone trunked animal was used as a a kind of cult object has served. If you are interested in the elephant of Ambohitsara or other unique and extraordinary mysteries on the island of Madagascar interested, then we can provide you with plenty of information material. Even better and faster you will discover the secrets of this fascinating island but get on the track on site. For this purpose we offer numerous Individual travel as well as Theme Travel The decisive factor is always your personal right of co-determination as far as travel planning is concerned. In us you will find a flexible travel partner who really takes your wishes into consideration and who will Encounter with the many mysteries of Madagascar actually takes seriously. Just get in touch with us.