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Monks Mound (pictured above, right) is the largest structure and central focus of the city: a massive platform mound with four terraces, 10 stories tall, and the largest man-made earthen mound north of Mexico. Facing south, it is 100 ft (30 m) high, 951 ft (290 m) long, 836 ft (255 m) wide and covers 13.8 acres (5.6 ha). It also contains about 814,000 cu yd (622,000 m3) of earth. The mound grew in stature over the course of several centuries through as many as ten separate construction episodes, as the mound was made ever higher and the terraces and apron were added.
In 1838, road engineers measured its height at 69 feet (21 m) and its base as 295 feet (90 m). Originally a moat of about 40 feet (12 m) in width and five feet in depth, with one causeway across it, encircled the mound.
Originally posted by 1/2 Nephilim
reply to post by coredrill
Any of various similar constructions, especially a four-sided Mesoamerican temple having stepped sides and a flat top surmounted by chambers.
Originally posted by coredrill
Pyramids arwe made up of blocks,. stones, etc. not of soil.
Mounds are made up of soil.
When you heap soil up, pat it down , it doesnt make a pyramid.
Temple mound doesnt have a Pinnacle, but a flat surface on top.
Temple mound doesnt have chambers on top or in tis sides or any other sort of construction into it, just that it is stepped in formation.
Ok tell me - on what basis do you call the temple mound a pyramid?
The archaeologist who recently studied the site noted in his book, Kolomoki: Settlement, Ceremony & Status in the Deep South, that Kolomoki was the most populated settlement north of Mexico during its time period. The large pyramid at Kolomoki has a base larger than a football field and rises 57 feet high.