Monday, September 10, 2012

What's Up With That? Pyramids Around the World

Although I've always had an intense interest in the history of mankind, because of my upbringing digging up relics from the past, I find the tools, buildings, and technology of the past to be of intense interest. I could not get enough of mummy movies and archaeology, lost relics and pyramids. Let's take a look at man's desire to build pyramids. Although many would say that pyramids' shapes must mean something, if you were a man without a crane or technology, building in consecutively smaller rows would be easier for climbing and hauling as well as the pyramid being a stable-based shape to last over time. Still, how they actually constructed them is still to this day an ongoing debate, as is the eerie similarities between ones on continents that had no contact with each other in the ancient past. Or did they?

EUROPE
 BOSNIA 
The pyramids of Bosnia include the Pyramid of the Moon, supposedly the world's largest and oldest step pyramid which looms above the opposite side of town as the so-called Pyramid of the Sun—also known as Visocica Hill—which, at 720 feet, also dwarfs the Great Pyramids of Egypt.



CENTRAL AMERICA
CHOLULA
The largest archaeological pyramid site in the New World (1300 ft x 1300 ft)



NORTH AMERICA
 MONKS MOUND, ILLINOIS
This pyramid was made of soil and clay 100 feet high, 955 feet long.



CHINA
WHITE PYRAMID OF XIAN
1000 feet tall, it was first found and photographed by planes during WWII but Chinese government did not allow people in to see it. 


 PYRAMIDS OF GIZA, EGYPT
Main pyramid at 481 feet.



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1 comment:

  1. Did they ever confirm if the Bosnian 'pyramids' were even pyramids? I had heard there was a debate on whether they were genuine pyramids or not.

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