Naturally, in the beginning you will name the three pyramids of Egypt and then mention the pyramids of Mexico. But the location of the pyramids is not limited to these two countries! In the spring of 2006, five huge pyramids were found in Bosnia. This is how the world learned about the most ancient and first pyramids of Europe. Then, on the increased wave of pyramidomania, it became known about the pyramids in Italy, Spain, Croatia, Slovenia, Greece, Turkey, England, France and Serbia.
Asia Pacific is less explored than Europe.
Independent archaeologists and researchers from around the world have been talking about the mysterious pyramids of China for many years. During expeditions in 2008, Maksim Yakovenko conducted a study of more than 100 pyramids in the vicinity of the city of Xian, including the mysterious and huge White Pyramid.
Pyramids of Egypt
The pyramids of Egypt have attracted and are attracting the attention of people from all over the world. The endless series of eras of human civilization contains a great number of secrets and hoaxes. Each of them requires close attention and research. The study is complicated by those huge time intervals that separate the modern man from the affairs of the past. One of the most mysterious masterpieces of times gone into oblivion are, without a doubt, the pyramids of Ancient Egypt.
It may seem that since Egypt and Sudan are neighboring countries, it means that the pyramids of Giza and the pyramids of Meroe have the same "authorship". This is not true. Sudanese cultural monuments, buried in the sands, although they are royal tombs, they were erected by the inhabitants of the ancient state of Kush in the 7th-6th centuries BC. Almost fifty pyramids - large and small - are the resting places of the rulers and their subjects, who held high positions under the king. And, of course, the pyramids of Meroe, included in the UNESCO Heritage List, are not at all like the Egyptian ones.
Pyramids of the Canary Islands
The Canary Islands - it seems that this heavenly place should long ago become a Mecca for tourists, however, they also have untrodden paths and mysterious corners. Just a quarter of a century ago, the great traveler Thor Heyerdahl discovered on one of the islands - Tenerife - a sextet of pyramids. The inhabitants of the village of Guimar did not pay attention to these bulky structures, not suspecting that the pyramids were a monument of ancient architecture. Now, around the giants built of volcanic rocks, a park has been opened, which is called the "Guimar Pyramids". Heyerdahl himself expressed the opinion that the ancient islanders (Guanches) built the pyramids. And other scientists discovered that their location and shape are not accidental: the faces of each pyramid from this six are oriented in a special way.
Pyramids of India
The main dome of the Indian temple of Brihadeshwar is made in the form of a pyramid. Its height is about 60 meters. The construction of this sanctuary dedicated to Shiva began at the end of the 10th century and took only 25 years. For such splendor - just a record time! Despite the fact that crowds of pilgrims and tourists flock here every year, the entrance to the temple's treasury is closed - for centuries it has been accumulating offerings from the rich to the “dancing god”.
Other pyramids in India:
Pyramids of Mexico
The Pyramid of the Sun is the name given to this 64-meter colossus by the Aztecs, who discovered it in the abandoned ancient city of Teotihuacan at the beginning of the 13th century. This landmark is located near Mexico City (only 40 kilometers away), its base is only 3% inferior to the Cheops pyramid, which puts it in third place (in size) in the list of all known pyramids in the world. The pyramid was subjected to thorough research in the twentieth century and it was found out that its construction began at the beginning of the second century AD.
Other pyramids in Mexico:
Pyramids in Guatemala
In Guatemala there is the ancient Mayan city (according to scientists, the largest ever existed), El Mirador. It was inhabited in the 6th century BC, and completely abandoned in the 9th century. The ruins of this once majestic metropolis were discovered relatively recently - in 1926 (the fact is that the ruins are located in an impenetrable jungle). The local group of pyramids differs from its "sisters" in that it looks like a huge green mountain, it is completely covered with vegetation. One pyramid (El Tigre) reaches 51 m in height, the other (La Danta) - 72 m.
Pyramid at Dahshur
Another Egyptian pyramid, built in the XXVI century BC in Dakhshur, belongs to the most ancient pyramids that have survived to this day. The limestone hulk has slightly worn out - its initial height reached almost 105 m, now it is 101.1 m. It got its name (Broken Pyramid) for its unusual shape - it is assumed that the angle of inclination of the walls was changed by the builders after the accident. In addition, this pyramid has two entrances - not only in the north, but also "spare" in the west.
The Pink Pyramid is the largest in the Dakhshur necropolis (sometimes it is also called the Red Pyramid). The base of the curiosity reaches 220 m, and the height is 104 m (originally it was 109 meters). Due to the fact that the white limestone cladding was removed for other purposes, the lower layer, which has a pink tint, became visible.
Pyramids of China
Pyramids of Indonesia
Pyramids in Sri Lanka
Pyramids of Cambodia