Year: 3 - 9th century. Height: 18 meters.
Mexico is the main attraction for hundreds of tourists who are interested in secrets of the ancient pyramids because the legendary Pyramids of Maya are located here. Since 1998, not only the ancient town of Chichen Itza but also the tiny town of Guachimontones has attracted many travelers from all over the world. During the archaeological researches in 1998 the unusual round stepped pyramid was discovered on its territory, which had the working title 'Kreis 2.' got. Today it is known to the general public under the name of the pyramid Guachimontones. In addition to the millennium, the ruins of the ancient settlement were discovered.
Later on, 9 cylindrical buildings were found on the territory of the old city, built according to the scientists' assumptions in the period from the 3rd to the 9th century. Presumably the pyramid is the temple dedicated to the god of wind. The height of the largest pyramid is 18 meters. The pyramid Guachimontones is stepped and contains 13 steps. On its summit is a sort of observatory, the exact purpose of which can only be guessed.
At present the district, on whose territory the unique pyramid and 9 similar buildings are located, is regarded as the place of the world. It is noteworthy that in the archaeological district, the Tequila was built earlier, which still produces the national drink. The unusual step-like pyramid of the regular round shape surrounded by harmonious mountain landscapes looks incredibly impressive. Recently, the historical monument has been specially maintained and protected by the state. Many pyramids, including the largest Guachimontones pyramid are very dilapidated. Next - Pink Pyramid
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