What are the 10 largest pyramids in the world and where are they located?

    What are the 10 largest pyramids in the world and where are they located?

    1. Pyramids of Giza, Egypt

    The complex of monuments in Cairo is home to the most famous pyramids in the world and the destination of countless tourists: the Great Pyramid of Cheops, the Pyramid of Chephren and the Pyramid of Menkaure, in addition to the Great Sphinx. 




    2. Pyramid of Djoser, Egypt

    The tomb of Pharaoh Djoser was built in the 60th century BC, in Saqqara, south of Cairo. It is about XNUMX meters high and was one of the first great pyramids of large stones.

    3. Nubian Pyramids, Sudan

    The country south of Egypt, in the Nile River region, is home to pyramidal structures from ancient kingdoms.

    4. Great Jaguar Temple, Guatemala

    The archaeological site of the Tikal National Park houses the ruins of the pre-Columbian Mayan civilization, including the Temple. The pyramid was built around AD 730 for the burial of Hasaw Cha'na Kawil, ruler from AD 682 to 734

    5. Great Pyramid of Cholula, Mexico

    Also known as the Pyramid of Tepanapa, it is the largest in the world in terms of volume, standing 65 meters high and having sides 400 meters long. The monument was built about two thousand years ago, dedicated to the god Quetzalcoatl.

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    6. Pyramid of Kukulkán, Mexico

    It was built in the Mayan city of Chichén Itzá, around the year 600, and served as a place of worship for the Mayan god Kukulcán. It is 30 meters high and about 50 meters long on the sides.




    7. Pyramid of the Sun, Mexico



    The third largest pyramid in the world, measuring 65 meters high and 225 meters long, it was built between 100 and 200 AD. It is located in the Mexican city of Teotihuacan.

    8. Pyramid of Cestius, Italy

    The pyramid is from ancient Rome, built between the years 18 and 12 BC. It was the tomb of the magistrate Gaius Cestius Epulão, after whom the pyramid is named.

    9. Pyramid of Hellinikon, Greece


    Today, only the structures of its base remain, but the Greek pyramid was about 10 meters high. It was built in the year 2720 BC

    10. Pyramid of Karlsruhe, Germany

    It is the most recent on this list: it was built from 1823 to 1825, over the tomb of the founder of the city Karlsruhe, the marquis Charles III Wilhelm of Baden-Durlach.

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