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.
Emiliano Gallaga, director of the archaeological zone, explained that work has been done in the last two years, and by means of a “three-dimensional, researchers verified that in the northeastern part of the site, stands one of the largest construction in Mesoamerica, comparable in size only to great Mayan cities like Tikal and El Mirador in Guatemala.
Another feature which makes this “unique” prehispanic pyramid stand out are the seven platforms which integrate it and were specific spaces intended to serve as palaces, temples, housing and administrative units.
It is a unique structure for various specific functions within the social, political, economic and religious structure, which is not repeated in any other archaeological site in the Mayan world stated researchers from INAH.
“It’s a big surprise to see that the pyramid was done almost entirely by pre-Hispanic architects and, therefore, is more artificial than natural.
“This is because it was believed that the entire structure was a natural hill, but recent evidence has revealed that the structure was almost entirely built by ancient inhabitants.