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When Hernan Cortez and his Spanish army marched into Cholula in present-day Mexico nearly 500 years ago, they were greeted by a peaceful people prone to building pyramids instead of stockpiles of weapons. Those people and their pyramids fell, and fast, with 10% of the local population murdered in a day as their pyramids were torched into oblivion. But as legend has it, one mud-brick pyramid was hidden, perhaps accidentally by vegetation, and was for centuries mistaken for a mountain, until locals began to construct an insane asylum in 1910. That's when they discovered the largest monument ever constructed anywhere in the world. Tlachihualtepetl, or the Great Pyramid of Cholula,
originally posted by: Starling
a reply to: 727Sky
Interesting, but how does one 'torch a pyramid into oblivion'? It wasn't made of wood, was it?
And, how do pyramids get 'stacked one over another?
Also, I've never heard of 'mud-brick' pyramids being constructed, anywhere in the ancient world...ever! All pyramids across the world were built with superior ancient technology to last throughout the ages.
This sounds to me more like the usual crap journalism from Fox 'faux' news and is not worth any notice at all.