Mexican Pyramids

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 Includes Maya and other Pyramids in Guatemala & Belize

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Chichen Itza __ You will find an encyclopedic article with links to related materials. - illustrated - From wikipedia -

Mesoamerican Photo Archives: Teotihuacan __ An online gallery displaying several of the pyramids found at Teotihuacan. - Illustrated - From Studentweb.Tulane -

Pictures of Tikal, Guatemala Maya Pyramid Ruins __ An excellent online gallery of click-to-enlarge of the ruins of Tikal. Tikal is home to a cluster of pyramids in all sizes. - illustrated - From -

Postcard from Mexico - The Archaeological Sites __ While this is a tourism based website, the photos and text make it a good source for information about some of the more well known Mexican pyramids. - illustrated -

The Pyramids of Mexico __ An essay. - From -

Stock Photos: Mesoamerican __ Here is an excellent collection of click-to-enlarge photos of various Mexican pyramids divided by culture. Just remember this is a commercial website and if you want the photos, they are for sale. In fact, I will post their disclaimer: "Download or any image use without full payment is prohibited." It is still a good resource which may give you ideas about where you want to continue your research. - illustrated - From -

The Sun Pyramid __ A brief archaeological history of the Pyramid of the Sun at Teotihuacan. - illustrated - From Arizona state University -

Teotihuacan Home Page __ You will find history, photos, movies and descriptions of several pyramids found at this ancient city. - illustrated - From Arizona State University -

Was Maya Pyramid Designed to Chirp Like a Bird? __ "Now I have heard echoes in my life, but this was really strange," says David Lubman, an acoustical engineer who runs his own firm in Westminster, California. The Maya, he believes, may have built their pyramids to create specific sound effects...A handclap at the base of Kukulcan's staircase generates what Lubman calls a "chirped echo"a "chir-roop" sound that first ascends and then falls, like the cry of the native quetzal." It also seems other pyramids may make other bird sounds. Tests comparing the sounds of the pyramid to the recordings of a live quetzal gave a perfect match. - From National Geographic Society -

Welcome to the Pyramids of Mexico __ You will find a good introduction and overview of Mesoamerican history and its pyramids. Several pages of information. - illustrated - By Amanda Belzer,Kamis Courtney, Sharice Welch, Jennifer Wells -

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