Grave of St. Louis - Hector Servadac -Tunis, Tunisia
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Becktracker
N 36° 51.207 E 010° 19.423
32S E 618007 N 4079433
Quick Description: In the novel Hector Servadac by Jules Verne the adventurers visit the grave of St. Louis in what they think is Tunis
Location: Tunisia
Date Posted: 1/6/2021 3:50:17 AM
Waymark Code: WM13M8X
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member 3l diesel
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Long Description:
The book Hector Servadac by Jules Verne has been written in 1876. In the novel the adventurers think that a disaster has happened and that pieces of the Earth have been lost in the sea. The book starts in Algeria, and from that land they start a sea voyage to see what parts of the world are still intact. On this voyage they come across at a rock in the sea where Tunis used to be. The rock in uninhabited but it contains a building. The adventurers discover that the building is a marabout which houses the grave of St Louis (King Louis IX of France).

Later they discover they are upon the comet Gallia which has had a collision with Earth and has taken a few pieces out of it. After a voyage through the solar system they can reach the Earth again on a second rendez-vous of Gallia with the Earth.

In 1876 the grave of St. Louis was located on the hill of Byrsa, but the cathedral of St Louis wasn't built yet (wikipedia).
Short Description: The travellers visit a rock which is the grave of St Louis

Book Title: Hector Servadac

First Year Published: 1876

Author's Name: Jules Verne

Name of Waymarked Item: Grave of St. Louis

Location of Item: Byrsa Hill, Carthage, Tunis

Admission Price?: 0.00 (listed in local currency)

Link to more information about the book or waymarked item.: [Web Link]

More Information: Not listed

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