Tag: Pyramids

Visiting Comalcalco Ruins
Mexico

Comalcalco: The Edge of the Mayan World

The overlooked ruins of Comalcalco in Tabasco state are remarkable for a couple of reasons. Not only did they mark the very western edge of the Mayan civilization, but Comalcalco is the only

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Toniná Pyramid
Mexico

Toniná: Exploring the Lost Pyramid City

Overlooking the Valley of Ocosingo in the state of Chiapas is one of Mesoamerica’s largest and most unique structures. The Toniná Pyramid consists of seven tiers, many of which are home to temples, palaces

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Visiting Edzná Ruins
Mexico

Visiting Edzná: The House of the Itzaes

About 50 km southeast of Campeche lies the former mighty city of Edzná, one of Mexico’s most under-appreciated Mayan ruins. Known for its unique five-story pyramid, the site is not only well-preserved, but

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Visiting the Cobá Ruins
Mexico

Visiting the Cobá Ruins and Its Massive Pyramid

Situated 42 km northwest of Tulum, Cobá, known for its towering pyramids, was once the prominent city-state of the eastern Yucatán Peninsula. And today, visiting the Cobá ruins is a must for those basing themselves in

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Meidum Pyramid
Egypt

The Mysteries of Meidum & Mastaba 17

The lost pyramid of Meidum is well off the beaten path for most tourists. And as it appears today, it hardly even resembles a pyramid at all. But this was possibly Egypt’s first-ever

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Unas Causeway Saqqara Guide
Egypt

Saqqara: The Ultimate Guide

Saqqara is, without a doubt, one of the most fascinating and important archaeological sites on the entire planet. But being just a short drive away from the Giza Plateau – arguably the world’s most

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Saqqara Step Pyramid of King Djoser
Egypt

Stepping Inside the Step Pyramid of Djoser

It’s widely regarded as the world’s very first pyramid. And, for that matter, the first-ever major stone structure. And now, over 4600 years after its construction, Saqqara’s Step Pyramid continues to make headlines.

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Tula Atlantes
Mexico

Tula: Mesoamerica’s Missing Link

Between the abandonment of Teotihuacan and the emergence of the Aztec Empire, central Mexico was dominated by another powerful group: the Toltecs. But we still know relatively little about them. The Aztecs sung

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Pyramid of the Sun Teotihuacan
Mexico

Ascending the Ancient Pyramids of Teotihuacan

Two thousand years after they were built, the pyramids of Teotihuacan remain among the most awe-inspiring and also most mysterious structures in the Americas. Even today, archaeologists and historians are still scratching their

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