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Thursday, September 1, 2016

Are these Mexican pyramid the largest one in the World?

Pyramid of Giza is often a topic of conversation, but it does not mean it was the largest in the world. The Great Pyramid of Cholula which has the title as the world's largest pyramid. The pyramid is a temple relic of the ancient Aztec in Puepla, Mexico.

Locals knew it as the 'Tlachihualtepetl' (or 'man-made mountains'). It stood as tall as 66 meters (216 feet) wide 450 meters (1,475 feet). the Great Pyramid of Cholula has a size four times larger base of Giza and the volume is twice as large. The archaeologists still do not know who built the mysterious complex, but it is believed the pyramid was built at some point around 300 BC.
The Great Pyramid of Cholula starts at these walls and finished at the tip of the hill. (Picture from: http://adf.ly/1dWn9P)
As reported by Zaria Gorvett for the BBC, the pyramid was probably built with adobe (kind of bricks made of burned slurry) for six feature layers above it.
The ancient Aztecs most likely use the Great Pyramid of Cholula as a place of worship about 1,000 years before moving to a smaller nearby new location. Before it was replaced by a newer structure, the pyramid painstakingly decorated with insects red, black, and yellow.
Tourists climbing the steps at the base of the Great Pyramid of Cholula, give an insight into its scale. (Picture from: http://adf.ly/1dWn9P)
"The pyramid began to be abandoned around 7th or 8th century AD," said David Carballo, an archaeologist from Boston University. And the pyramid was not discovered until the early 1900s, when the locals started to build a nearby psychiatric hospital. 

Until about the 1930s, the archaeologists began to uncover the pyramid, creating a series of tunnels that stretches 8 kilometers (5 miles) in length to give them access. Now, more than 2,300 years after the initial construction, the site has become a tourist destination

Then, why the largest pyramid in the world is often overlooked? It could be because the giant structure is actually hidden under layers of trees, making it look more like a natural mountain than as a place of worship. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | IFLSCIENCE]
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