Did you know The World’s Biggest Pyramid Is NOT In Egypt! From the greatest pyramids ever discovered to the tallest pyramid that currently exists on earth, this top 10 list of mysterious pyramids around the world will amaze you!
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10. Túcume, Peru
The Lambayeque Valley in northern Peru is home to three separate pyramid cities, with more than 250 pyramids in total. The most stunning of the three is called Túcume and was built from around 800 AD. It covers an area of 540 acres and was a major center of influence for the cultures that ruled the region.
9. Monte d’Accoddi, Sardinia
Monte d’Accoddi is located in northern Sardinia and dates to around 6,000 years ago. The original structure on the site is thought to have been built by the Ozieri culture, but following a fire in around 3000 BC, it was covered in earth and stone with large blocks of limestone to form a step pyramid. It evolved to have a platform on top that was accessible by a ramp.
8. Candi Sukuh, Java
Candi Sukuh is a temple complex on the slopes of Mount Lawu, a dormant volcano in central Java. It’s thought to have been built in the 15th century by the Hindu Majapahit Empire, but is unlike any other structures they built. It was made with volcanic andesitic rocks and comprises of three terraces, a pyramid, and a series of sculptures.
7. Luxor Hotel, USA
There are plenty of standout sights on the Vegas skyline, but by far the most recognizable has to be the Luxor Hotel, a giant black pyramid that’s the only one of this size to have been built in modern times. It’s three quarters the size of the Great Pyramid of Giza, the inspiration behind it, and when it opened it was the largest building on the strip.
6. Pyramid of Cestius, Italy
Following the conquest of Egypt in 30 BC, the Romans became so obsessed with their culture that they even built their own pyramid. Known as the Pyramid of Cestius, the 120-foot tall (36 m) structure was built in Rome at some point between 18 and 12 BC, and was the burial place of a wealthy Roman.
5. El Castillo, Chichen Itza, Mexico
Chichen Itza is a Maya city that covers about 4 square miles (10.4 km2) of the south-central Yucatán state of Mexico. Amongst the ruins of temples, houses, and sacrificial pits is one of the most well-known structures of Ancient Mexico, the pyramid called ‘El Castillo’. Also known as the Pyramid of Kukulkan, it was built between the 9th and 12th centuries AD, has a base that’s 181 feet across (55 m) and is 98 feet tall (30 m).
4. The Great Pyramid of Cholula, Mexico
From pictures of Mexico’s Pyramid of Cholula, you’d be forgiven for thinking this is just a hill, but what lies beneath the layers of dirt is actually the largest known pyramid in the world. Built by the Aztecs in Puebla, Mexico, its base is four times larger than the pyramid in Giza, and it has almost double the volume.
3. Koh Ker, Cambodia
Located around 75 miles away (120 km) from Cambodia’s most famous ancient monument, Angkor Wat is the Koh Ker temple complex. It was the capital of the Khmer empire between 928 and 944 AD and was once home to 10,000 people. More than 180 sanctuaries have been found in the region, but the structure that stands out the most is the 7 tiered pyramid called Prang.
2. Pyramid of the Sun, Teotihuacan, Mexico
Teotihuacan is an ancient city about 25 miles (7.6m) to the northeast of Mexico City and is the site of a number of impressive structures from the time. Largest of all is the Pyramid of the Sun, which is 216 feet tall (66m) , and 720 (219m) by 760 feet (232m) at the base.
1. Pyramid of Khufu, Egypt
Without a doubt, the most famous, and probably the most impressive pyramid in the world is the Pyramid of Khufu in Giza, Egypt. Standing at 481 feet tall (147 m), its construction was completed in around 2560 BC, and it remained the tallest known man made structure in the world for the following 3,800 years. It still remains the tallest pyramid in the world.
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