Pyramid of Hellinikon - Pyramids of the World (sitios de interés)

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Pyramid of Hellinikon, Greece


The Pyramid of Hellinikon. Image Attribution: Schuppi

The ancient Greek scholar Pausanias described this structure as "Something that resembled a pyramid with the decorations of Argolic shields, showing the military connection to it". He thought the building was " a cenotaph for the dead fallen in a fratricidal battle 4,000 years ago". No one believed him then, but modern dating has put the building at 2730BC.

Although a lot smaller, (the base is 9m x 7m), its style is very similar to those found in Egypt. The limestone was quarried locally and the stones cut to fit. Some argue this pyramid can’t be classed as a pyramid as its construction would make it difficult to come together in a point and it’s thought the top would have been a platform.

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