Pyramid of Cholula, Puebla, Mexico - Pyramids of the World (sitios de interés)

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Pyramid of Cholula, Puebla, Mexico


The Pyramid of Hellinikon. Image Attribution: Guadalupe M

This pyramid holds the accolade of being both the largest and the oldest continuously occupied building in Mesoamerica. Unlike Egyptian pyramids, the Mesoamerican ones were usually temples and their imposing size and strange carvings create a truly mystical aura.

Dedicated to the Aztec sky and creator deity Quetzalcoatl, this pyramid has a staggering 450m x 450m base and a height of 66m. The pyramid appears as a grassy hill initially, but archaeologists have reconstructed one side of one of the lower segments and visitors can explore some five miles of tunnels.

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