Speaking of pyramids, everyone generally thinks of the Giza pyramids in Egypt, but the largest pyramid in the world is actually located in the Cholula pyramid in Puebla, Mexico. Its foundation is not only 4 times larger than Giza, but also has a volume. 2 times larger. The Cholula pyramid was discovered in the early 19th century, and archaeologists began to study it, but the reason why it was ignored is because the Cholula pyramid is hidden in a large area. In fact, because of its mountain-like appearance, it was ignored by the well-known Spanish explorer HernangCortes, and the church was built above the Cholula pyramid.
Pyramid of Cholula is rumored to have been built by people from multiple communities 300 years ago to worship the Quetzalcoatl in Aztec mythology. Scientist Zaria Gorvett told the BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation) described that the pyramid is covered by a kind of baked clay, a total of 6 layers, the foundation is 450 meters long and wide, the height is about 66 meters, the total volume is about 4.45 million cubic meters The ruler was built by people of many generations. Although the height of the Pyramids of Giza in Egypt is relatively high (about 146 meters), the volume is only 2.5 million cubic meters.
As early as 1000 years ago, the Aztecs came to the Cholula Pyramid. Before it was replaced by other newer places, the Cholula Pyramid was decorated with exquisite red, black, and yellow insects. Maintenance, combined with humid climate, instead provides a growing environment for tropical rainforest plants. “The Cholula pyramid was abandoned in the 7th or 8th century because of a new pyramid temple in Cholutka,” said archeologist David Carballo.
In October 1519, the explorer Hernan Cortes came to Cholula, and they immediately massacred about 3,000 local residents within an hour, and 10% of the population in the city disappeared instantly. In 1594, this group of outsiders dominated the local area, and a Christian church (La Iglesia de Nuestra Senora de Los Remedios) was built on the Cholula Pyramid, but they did not find that they were stepping on the largest pyramid in the world.
It is not yet known whether the Aztecs at that time knew that the use of mud bricks would promote the growth of plants. Eventually, the pyramid was completely covered by plants, so it was more like a mountain than a pyramid. But there is no doubt that Cholula is indeed the largest pyramid in the world, and according to “BBC” reports, it is the largest monument in history.