No one knows who constructed it 2,300 years ago or if they knew the clay they used would help plants hide it from view. But one thing is certain, it was ridiculously hard to find. Cortés missed it when he invaded Cholula in 1519 and locals didn’t re-discover it until 1910.
Today, it’s still the largest monument ever constructed and is similar in structure to the Pyramid of the Sun. It’s about 9 Olympic swimming pools long and 1.3 pools tall and has almost twice the volume of the Great Pyramid of Giza, and a base that’s 4 times as large.
Archaeologists have uncovered over 400 human burials in and around the pyramid, which suggests it was an important place of worship. But, experts say it was abandoned sometime in the 7th or 8th century. Today, it’s an attraction for tourists with a keen eye.
Produced for BUSINESS INSIDER by Keegan Larwin. Original reporting by Jessica Orwig. Editor’s note: This video was originally published on September 13, 2016.
About Puebla, Mexico
Blessed with exuberant Renaissance and Baroque architecture, Puebla is a World Heritage city on a grid of streets laid out in 1531. This parcel of land, ringed by gargantuan stratovolcanoes, was picked by Mexico’s early colonists as a mid-way point between Veracruz on the Gulf and Mexico City. Historic Centre is bursting with colonial-era churches, like the Baroque masterpiece the Capilla del Rosario. Colonial mansions contain the Museo Amparo, one of the country’s superior museums, documenting 4,500 years of Mexico’s history. Puebla has its own colourful pottery style, known as Talavera, and is also the place where the sweet and spicy mole poblano sauce was invented.
Know more about Puebla, Mexico, with an inspiring and interactive Viewtravel “VideoView”
After watching Business Insider’s “The world’s largest pyramid is not in Egypt“ video, we suggest you check the below example of a budget and destination presentation created with Viewtravel that includes additional information, videos and images about Puebla.
On the entrance screen of this “VideoView”, Viewtravel – Proposal Management and Travel Itinerary Builder Software – automatically presents a video from Puebla, Mexico, with origin in Viewtravel’s Travel Media Database. If you click on the menu, you have access to “My Trip”, “Budget”, “Videos & Audioguides”, “Photos”, “Map & Route” and “Apps”, options that will help you plan and find everything from this dreamy once-in-a-lifetime destination.
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