11/02/11: PYRAMIDS OF MESOAMERICA
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Though we marvel today at Burj Khalifa and other modern architectural feats, there are perhaps no structures in human history more amazing than the pyramids of ancient times. While the pyramids at Giza and throughout Europe remain the most famous, there are many other of this wonders of ancient engineering throughout Mesoamerica, many of which are much greater in scale than their Egyptian counterparts. But what was the significance of these pyramids? What roles did they play in Mesoamerican life?
This week on One Cell One Light Radio, Dr. Staninger is joined by art historian Rick Dubov, ancient texts scholar Michael Edward, and student of ancient prophecies Davor Pacemski, to discuss the pyramids built in Mesoamerica over two thousand years ago and their possible meaning to the cultures that constructed them.
More than 3,500 years ago, Mesoamerican tribes migrated into what is now North and Central America. Along the way, they erected these pyramids as monuments to their gods, though they often also served as a temple for prayer and the hub of a surrounding city, similar to the role that castles played in Medieval Europe over a thousand years later. Though many range in size, some are enormous by ancient standards, with the Great Pyramid of Cholula claiming the title of largest – by volume – pyramid in the world, with a base longer (or wider, depending on your point of view) than four football fields. This pyramid in particular serves as a testament to these structures’ importance in their respective civilizations – over 100,000 people lived around the pyramid at its peak.
Many of these monuments stand today, serving as a reminder of the surprising complexity of life in ancient Mesoamerica. But what methods were used to construct them in this still-primitive time? And did they serve a purpose beyond monuments to their gods, perhaps as devices for communicating with other continents – or even other worlds?
Join Dr. Staninger and her guests as they discuss the mysteries of the Mesoamerican pyramids and the civilizations that constructed them on One Cell One Light Radio!
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