The pyramid has been discovered by a special team from the National Institute of Anthropology and History in the acropolis of Tonina, Chiapas. It has a base of 450 meters, it`s 75 meters tall and around 1.700 years old. Its total volume is around 4.45 million cubic meters, which makes it the largest monument ever constructed, almost twice as big as the Great Pyramid of Giza in Egypt.
They`ve been working around the clock for two years before verifying that this is the largest pyramid in Mexico and comparable to the one found at Tikal and El Mirador.
It`s seven platforms are something that hasn’t been seen before. This unique feature served as a platform for religious, social and political structure.
It`s fascinating because the whole structure was built by pre-Hispanic architects and contrary to the belief that it was a natural hill. The Archeologists were also surprised by its size as well as the roads running through it.
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