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Old July 6th, 2015, 05:45 AM   #1
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Pyramids

Haven't spotted a thread for pyramids and pyramid-like structures (ancient and modern), so here we go...
Some obious ones (mostly from Pinterest)

Pyramid of Chephren, Giza Egypt.


Chuchen Itza, Mexico...



Grand Jaguar Temple, Guatermala



The Louvre



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Old July 7th, 2015, 12:32 AM   #2
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There is a pyramid-shaped library in Ulm, Germany...

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Old July 8th, 2015, 01:15 PM   #3
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A modern take on Pyramids by one of my favorite architects.
Palace of Peace and Reconciliation Astana, Kazakhstan


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Old July 8th, 2015, 02:42 PM   #4
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These are in Cambodia...



http://www.asiafinest.com/forum/lofi...p/t241521.html




http://www.angelfire.com/hi5/interac...y_pyramids.htm
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Old July 8th, 2015, 02:49 PM   #5
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This is in Rome, the Pyramid of Cestius.



There used to be two ancient pyramids in Rome, which in medieval times were mistaken for the tombs of Romulus and Remus.
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México

Teotihuacán






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Old January 25th, 2017, 10:08 PM   #7
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It's really an amazing thing that how the Egyptians construct these pyramids. No wonder that it's been one of the wonders of the world.
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Old January 26th, 2017, 04:35 AM   #8
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Kukulcan, Chichen Itzá - Yucatán México







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Old February 10th, 2017, 08:10 AM   #10
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this is really good compilation of pyramids. haven't seen some of them before
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Old February 11th, 2017, 05:26 AM   #11
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El Tajín, México


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Old February 11th, 2017, 07:07 AM   #12
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Sassari (Sardinia, Italy)

This former pyramid is located in Monte d'Accodi: an archaeological site of a Chalcolithic structure of the Ozieri culture, the oldest parts are dated to around 4000-3650 BC.

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Motta d'Affermo (Sicily, Italy)

The pyramid is 30 meters high, and it is located on the 38th parallel, with an angle close to Corfu and looking towards the Aeolian Islands (the home of Aeolus, the God of the winds). It was completed in 2010, and it represents the tenth work of "Fiumara d'Arte" (a park of contemporary sculptures). It opens just for one day per year, and always the same: the summer solstice, June 21, the brightest day of the year, when the sun is at its Zenith.

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Alberobello (Apulia, Italy)

The "trulli" are remarkable examples of drywall (mortarless) construction, a prehistoric building technique still in use in this southern Italian region. The trulli are made of roughly worked limestone boulders collected from neighbouring fields. Characteristically, they feature pyramidal, domed or conical roofs built up of corbelled limestone slabs.

Still, the oldest trulli we know of today are at Alberobello, dating back to the 14th Century: this land was assigned to the ownership of the first Count of Conversano by Robert d’Anjou, Prince of Taranto and then King of Naples from 1309 to 1343. The tract of land was given as a reward to the young Anjou noble for his service during the Crusades. Soon after, the area was repopulated with entire feudal settlements.

According to some research, however, rural settlements had already risen up around the year 1000, on both sides of a river that now runs underground. The habitations gradually grew into villages.

Today, in this area is possible to discover thousands and thousands of trulli (with a different use).







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Isola Bella, Borromee Islands (Piedmont, Italy)

This zyggurat is placed in the garden of Borromeo Palace, which is located in Isola Bella (Borromee Islands) at the center of Maggiore Lake. The Baroque style zyggurat spreads on parterres and terraces placed at different heights and sprinkled with statues, obelisks, ageless stone stairs and balustrades.

Until 1632 the island was a rocky crag occupied by a tiny fishing village: but that year Charles III of the influential House of Borromeo began the construction of the Palazzo dedicated to his wife, Isabella D'Adda. He entrusted the works to the Milanese Angelo Crivelli, who was also to be responsible for the planning the gardens. The works were interrupted around middle of the century when the Duchy of Milan was struck by a devastating outbreak of the plague.

Construction resumed when the island passed to Charles' sons, Cardinal Giberto III and Vitaliano VI; the latter in particular, with the financial backing of his elder brother, entrusted the completion of the works to the Milanese architect Carlo Fontana and turned the place of sumptuous parties and theatrical events for the nobility of Europe. The completion of the gardens, however, was left to his nephew Charles IV. They were inaugurated in 1671.



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Pyramids old was blessed and built a charming way, thanks to thread
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Great stuff on the Chichen Itzá Pyramids
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