Great Pyramid o Cholula

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Great Pyramid o Cholula
Frae a distance the pyramid leuks lik a naitural hill tapped bi a kirk
Great Pyramid o Cholula is located in Mexico
Great Pyramid o Cholula
Location within Mexico the day
LocationCholula de RivadabiaPuebla Mexico
Coordinates19°03′27″N 98°18′07″W / 19.05750°N 98.30194°W / 19.05750; -98.30194
PeriodsClessic tae Postclessic
Site notes
Responsible body: Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia

The Great Pyramid o Cholula, kent as Tlachihualtepetl (Nahuatl for "artificial mountain") an aw, is a huge complex locatit in Cholula, Puebla, Mexico. It is the lairgest airchaeological steid o a pyramid (temple) in the New Warld.[1] The pyramid stand 55 metre (180 ft) abuin the surroondin plain,[2] an in its feenal shape it measured 400 bi 400 metre (1,300 bi 1,300 ft).[3] The pyramid is a temple that tradeetionally haes been viewed as haein been dedicatit tae the god Quetzalcoatl.[2] The architectural style o the biggin wis linkit closely tae that o Teotihuacan in the Valley o Mexico, awtho influence frae the Gulf Coast is evident, especially frae El Tajín an aw.[3]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Coe & Koontz 1962, 2002, p. 120.
  2. a b Coe & Koontz 1962, 2002, p. 121.
  3. a b Davies 1982, 1990, p. 92.

Further readin[eedit | eedit soorce]

Kelly, Joyce (2001). An Archaeological Guide to Central and Southern Mexico. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press. ISBN 0-8061-3349-X. OCLC 45888934. Unknown parameter |authorformat= ignored (help)
Solanes Carraro, María del Carmen (1995). "Cholula". Arqueología Mexicana. Mexico: Editorial Raíces. III (13 (May–June 1995)): 24–30. ISSN 0188-8218. OCLC 29789840. Unknown parameter |authorformat= ignored (help) (in Spaingie)