Tuesday, November 23, 2010

World's Largest Pyramid in Lost City of Mirador

Archaeologists have recently discovered the world's largest pyramid by volume under the canopy of the rain forest and buried under dense vegetation. The most interesting thing about this pyramid is that it reveals the significant of the people and their culture.

There are writings inside the Mayan temple depicting the creation story known as the Popul Vuh engraved in a Mayan temple in El Mirador, Guatamala. It was previously thought that the Popul Vuh was influenced by Catholic church after Columbus discovered America. However, these markings appear to pre-date Columbus by more than 1000 years.

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