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Researchers confirm: The Largest Pyramid in Mexico has been found

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posted on Jul, 11 2015 @ 10:05 AM
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Researchers confirm: The Largest Pyramid in Mexico has been found
(zonnews.com) July 10, 2015


Researchers discover immense pyramid in Mexico, larger than Teotihuacan’s Pyramid of the Sun. Researchers in Mexico have discovered a Pyramid that, according to initial measurements, is larger than the Great Pyramid of the Sun in Teotihuacan. Initial excavations were done in 2010.

The Pyramid, 75 meters in height, was explored by specialists from the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH) on the acropolis of Tonina, Chiapas, estimated to be around 1700 years old.






Toniná (where this pyramid was built) waged a long and bloody war with its neighbor Palenque, the acropolis displays:


Much of the public imagery of the site details the ruthless manner in which the city dealt with its enemies. A 16 by 4 metres (52 by 13 ft) stucco sculpture rising from the fourth to fifth terraces depicts a skeletal death god carrying the decapitated head of a lord of Palenque in one hand.




posted on Jul, 11 2015 @ 10:08 AM
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Discovered? So this pyramid was just laying around, la de da, in the jungle, without anyone knowing it was there? No plane flew over it (or was it so covered with jungle and birds that a pilot never saw it)?

A very good find, both the pyramid and this thread.



posted on Jul, 11 2015 @ 12:53 PM
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It's amazing how these pyramids have survived the test of time. Wind, rain & the sun falling upon it for all these years, and it still looks in decent condition.
It'll be interesting to see what secrets it holds.

S+F



posted on Jul, 11 2015 @ 01:00 PM
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I find it incredible that something so massive, and so obviously artificial could go unnoticed for so long.

Which makes me smile when people assume if something is to be found, it ought to have already become known...which obviously certainly is not the case...imagine what else there is out there in those jungles, atop remote mountains...and covered by the sands of aeons on other planets and moons perhaps...



posted on Jul, 11 2015 @ 01:18 PM
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a reply to: rhynouk

Fantastic news. Our predecessors were awesome builders.



posted on Jul, 11 2015 @ 01:27 PM
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originally posted by: Aleister
Discovered? So this pyramid was just laying around, la de da, in the jungle, without anyone knowing it was there? No plane flew over it (or was it so covered with jungle and birds that a pilot never saw it)?

A very good find, both the pyramid and this thread.


The ruins have been known for a long time



The first published account of the ruins was made by Fray Jacinto Garrido at the end of the 17th century.[34] A number of visitors investigated the ruins of Toniná in the 19th century, the first being an expedition led by Guillaume Dupaix in 1808.[34] John Lloyd Stephens and Frederick Catherwood visited in 1840, and Stephens wrote an extensive description of the site.[35] Eduard Seler and Caecilie Seler-Sachs investigated the monuments at Toniná, publishing their reports at the turn of the 20th century.[36] Karl Sapper visited the site in 1895 and 1896.[34] Frans Blom and Oliver La Farge investigated the site in 1920s for Tulane University, publishing their reports in 1926—1927.[36]
The French Toniná Project began excavations in 1972 which continued through 1975, then resumed in 1979 to 1980, under the direction of Pierre Becquelin and Claude Baudez.[8] The National Institute of Anthropology and History of Mexico (INAH, the Instituto Nacional de Antropologia e Historia) began their own excavations at Toniná the following year.[34]
The site is accessible for tourism and has a small museum that was inaugurated on 15 July 2000.[37]

en.wikipedia.org...

Great pictures here
cookjmex.blogspot.com...



posted on Jul, 11 2015 @ 02:59 PM
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But there are pyramids that got destroyed. In fact there was thread that talks about how a guy destroyed a pyramid because he needs the area for construction.

So while this was known there are other pyramids that are either unknown or lost.
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posted on Jul, 11 2015 @ 03:07 PM
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As far as I know, this isn't a new discovery at all? They've been studying and excavating at Tonina since the mid 1970s...



posted on Jul, 11 2015 @ 07:07 PM
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originally posted by: MysterX
I find it incredible that something so massive, and so obviously artificial could go unnoticed for so long.

Which makes me smile when people assume if something is to be found, it ought to have already become known...which obviously certainly is not the case...imagine what else there is out there in those jungles, atop remote mountains...and covered by the sands of aeons on other planets and moons perhaps...

Keep in mind that while massive sometimes they find things even larger, like entire civilizations.



posted on Jul, 11 2015 @ 07:58 PM
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a reply to: Blackmarketeer

While this structure may be higher than Teotihuacan’s Pyramid of the Sun, I doubt that the bulk of it is larger. Actually, I've been to the latter and I would say that its base is four times that of this "new" find.

Mexico and points south have many unknown and many hardly known sites. I visited eleven several years ago and normally you will never hear a word about them because they are off the beaten path of the tourist buses.



posted on Jul, 11 2015 @ 08:05 PM
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a reply to: Char-Lee

As I understand it this particular pyramid was uncovered in 2010, with the announcement it is the largest yet made only this month at the conclusion of its initial study. The pyramid acropolis in Tonina has been known for some time, but even so areas covered in the jungle have continued to produce new discoveries of Maya ruins.



posted on Jul, 11 2015 @ 08:12 PM
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a reply to: Aliensun

True that, this is taller but of less volume. This is also a very complex pyramid, it actually a bit more than just a pyramid with temples, altars, administration, and even housing built into it.

Spanish language source on the topic: Descubren en Toniná pirámide más alta que la del Sol en Teotihuacán



posted on Jul, 14 2015 @ 10:36 PM
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I'd bet dollars to donuts that it will be proven one day that the cultures we associate with building pyramids (Mayans, Incas, Egyptians, etc) simply inherited them from an unknown common ancestor and turned them into their tombs, city centers, temples and so on. Just my 2 cents.




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