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Old 04-14-2021, 08:52 AM
 
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Just days before parts of Europe entered lockdown, Italian photojournalist Alessio Mamo traveled to Sudan, where he managed to set eyes on a sight that many of the country's own people haven't been able to see: the pyramids of Meroe, a city that served as the Kingdom of Kush's capital. They number about 200, which is far more than are found in all of Egypt (Science Alert puts Egypt's number at 138.) The Meroe pyramids sit on the Nile's east bank, roughly a 4-hour drive from the capital, Khartoum.

https://www.newser.com/story/303993/...now-these.html
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Old 04-14-2021, 09:16 PM
 
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It's the home of the most impressive pyramids though.
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Old 04-14-2021, 10:12 PM
 
Location: Canada
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Mexico could probably compete with them for this title.
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Old 04-14-2021, 10:47 PM
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Quantity but not quality as the pyramids of Meroe are much smaller than the Egyptian pyramids and not as impressive, and most were built two thousand years after those at Giza.
Built from sandstone, they range from 20 feet to 98 feet high.
Also, no one can understand the script, so we practically know nothing about them.
https://www.atlasobscura.com/article...an-photography

The largest pyramid by volume is the Great Pyramid of Cholula, in the Mexican state of Puebla - stepped, with temples on top, more similar to the Mesopotamian ziggurat than the Egyptian pyramid.
This pyramid is considered largest monument ever constructed anywhere in the world, and is still being excavated.
The third largest pyramid in the world, the Pyramid of the Sun, at Teotihuacan is also located in Mexico.

Many giant granite temple pyramids were made in South India during the Chola Empire, many of which are still in religious use today.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pyramid
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Old 04-15-2021, 12:02 AM
 
Location: White Rock BC
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China would be right up there too as would Guatemala.

Egypt's are obviously the most dramatic and recognisable but the term 'pyramid' is a pretty loose one. Have a 5 storey building and it's a building but make it 3 sided or just thinner at the top and it's a pyramid.
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Old 04-15-2021, 12:15 AM
 
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Quantity but not quality as the pyramids of Meroe are much smaller than the Egyptian pyramids and not as impressive, and most were built two thousand years after those at Giza.
Built from sandstone, they range from 20 feet to 98 feet high.
Also, no one can understand the script, so we practically know nothing about them.
https://www.atlasobscura.com/article...an-photography

The largest pyramid by volume is the Great Pyramid of Cholula, in the Mexican state of Puebla - stepped, with temples on top, more similar to the Mesopotamian ziggurat than the Egyptian pyramid.
This pyramid is considered largest monument ever constructed anywhere in the world, and is still being excavated.
The third largest pyramid in the world, the Pyramid of the Sun, at Teotihuacan is also located in Mexico.

Many giant granite temple pyramids were made in South India during the Chola Empire, many of which are still in religious use today.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pyramid
The pyramids of the Sun and Moon were recreated from piles of rubble in 1910 using cement as a binding agent. They are not authentic.
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Old 04-20-2021, 07:40 AM
 
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China would be right up there too as would Guatemala.
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Yeah Guatemalan is another good candidate. Many pyramids there sadly most are not visible. The problem there is most pyramids are covered by vegetation and there is no money to restore many of them.
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Old 04-20-2021, 11:09 AM
 
Location: Østenfor sol og vestenfor måne
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Egypt is famous for the pyramids at Giza, but I had no idea that people thought Egypt had the most pyramids.

I mean, it is really only famous for 3 of them (plus some little ones at the base of the larger ones)

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Old 04-20-2021, 06:23 PM
 
Location: Brisbane
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Modern Sudan was part of ancient Egypt i think? So it makes sense.
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Old 04-22-2021, 11:47 AM
 
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It's the home of the most impressive pyramids though.
And the world's most famous pyramids.

When a modern person thinks of pyramid, the first one to come to mind is The Great Pyramid of Giza in Cairo. Those and the ones near Mexico City are probably the world's most visited pyramids.
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