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Piramyds around the world

Pyramid of Djoser
The most known pyramids are in Egypt, but the pyramids were built around the world in diferent exotic places that includes Europe. This fascinating constructions were made by diferent ancient civilizations and as incredibly as it may sound they had no connection between each other.

Giza Pyramids
As we mention at the begining the most known pyramids are located in Egypt, like the Pyramid of Khufu at Giza, the largest egyptian pyramid, and one of the seven wonders of ancient world, but also it is the place with more pyramids in the world as more than 130 pyramids were found in Egypt. The sites where you can find pyramids in Egypt are Giza, Abu Rawash, Zawyet el-Aryan, Abu Sir, Saqqara, where the Step pyramid of Djoser is located, Dahshur, one of the most important pyramid fields outside Giza and Saqqara, although until 1996 the site was inaccessible due to its location within a military base, and was relatively unknown outside archaeological circles, Mazghuna, Lisht, Meidum, Hawara,el-Lahun, El-Kurru and Nuri.

Chichen Itza
In America you can also find pyramids, the Aztecs, the Mayans, the Tarascans, the Teotihuacan civilization and the Zapotecs were civilizations that built pyramids, located in Central America, mostly in Mexico, Guatemala, Belize and part of Honduras the pyramids of this region were usually step pyramids with a temple on the top. The largest pyramid is the Great Pyramid of Cholula located in Puebla, Mexico, you can also find the pyramids of the Mayan in Chichen Itza, Mexico, the pyramid of the Sun at Teotihuacan, Mexico and the Great Pyramid of Tenochtitlan made by the Aztecs.

In China, in the north west of Xi'an, in the province of Shaanxi, more than 38 pyramids made to hous the remains of ancient emperors of China can be found. They have flat tops and are more similar to the Teotihuacan pyramids in Mexico than the Egyptian pyramids.  The most important is the Mausoleum of the First Qin Emperor, very near where the Terracotta Warriors were found.

Brihadisvara Temple
In South India, many pyramids were made during the Chola Empire, they are giant granite temples that are mostly in use nowdays, the most known pyramids temples in India are the Brihadisvara Temple at Thanjavur, the Temple of Gangaikondacholapuram and the Airavatesvara Temple at Darasuram.

Greek pyramids can be found in the plain of Argolid in Greece, the most important  is the Pyramid of Hellenikon.

Falicon, France
In Europe there can be found in France, in the region of Falicon, these pyramids were made during the Roman era. But you can also find Pyramids in the Spanish region of Tenerife Canary Islands, a popular holiday destination near the north coast of Africa, they are known as the Pyramids of Güímar, and are refer to six rectangular pyramid-shaped, terraced structures, built from lava stone without the use of mortar. They are located in the district of Chacona, part of the town of Güímar on the island of Tenerife.
Pyramid of Guimar, Tenerife

Pyramids can be found in many other places around the world, like Peru, Indenesia, Sudan, Nigeria and also in North America, each with diferences and similarities, these amazing constructions that were made by ancient civilizations remain nowadays to become tourist attractions.

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