Gran Case
Jean François Hodoul
Arab Tombs

© Guy Van Heygen 2003


The mausoleum

A good example from the eccentricity in Seychelles in this period is the mausoleum. The mausoleum was built after the death of Auguste’s daughter Eva Dauban, born in 1862, and died at the age of 2 in 1864. Later his wife Catherine Dauban, born Kennedy, who died in Nice, France, was buried here as well, as well as her sister Margareth Young. Later when Auguste died in 1906? he also was interred here. There were 4 ornaments around the names, years ago taken to Mahé to be cleaned and repaired, but unfortunately they never returned to Silhouette. Today seven Aldabra tortoises live in front of the mausoleum. The area is planted with the non-endemic palm tree…