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IN History & Culture ON 23 Aug, 2016
To excavate a pyramid is the dream of every archaeologist.
World's largest pyramid was mistaken as a mountain. Why this temple at Cholula dwarfs, the Great Pyramid of Giza, went unnoticed by Spanish invaders. Why?
When Hernán Cortés and his Spanish army marched into the great city of Cholula present-day Mexico on October 12, 1519, they stormed the streets, looted religious treasures and murdered about 10% of the local population in a day. According to some people death toll reached as high as 30,000. Their holy pyramids were ablaze; a whole city went off in smoke. A tiny church was set up on the top hill as a symbol of their conquest.
The pyramid was hidden for a long time until locals began to construct a mental institution in 1910. That's when they discovered the largest monument ever constructed anywhere in the world. Tlachihualtepetl or the Great Pyramid of Cholula is about 200 feet tall and nearly 1,500 feet wide in area.
Come inside the pyramid. History is calling you. Have a look!