- The Pyramid city of Cahokia is home to more than 120 pyramidal structures
- The largest of these is the so-called Monks Mound.
- Monks Mound is truly massive; it is roughly the same size at its base as the Great Pyramid of Giza; 13.1 acres / 5.3 hectares.
- The perimeter of Monks Mound base has been measured to be larger than that of the pyramid of the Sun at Teotihuacan in Mexico.
- Monks mound is believed to contain as many as 22 million cubic feet of adobe, carried basket by basket to the site.
Pyramidomania, there are pyramids spread across the entire planet. Throughout history, ancient civilizations build pyramids in many parts of the planet. The most famous pyramids are those of Egypt; the Great Pyramid of Khufu, that of Khafre and the third-largest at Giza, the pyramid of Menkaure.
The largest pyramid on the surface of the planet is located in Central America, in present-day Mexico. Called the Great Pyramid of Cholula, this supermassive structure is not only the largest pyramid on the surface of the planet but also the largest monument ever built anywhere on Earth.
For several thousand years, pyramids were the most massive structures built by human hands. In Egypt, the history of pyramids can be traced back to Djoser’s Third Dynasty Reign when his royal vizier and architect Imhotep planned, designed and built the earliest colossal stone building in Egypt. With a total volume of 330,400 cubic meters (11,667,966 cu. ft.) it was a revolutionary, unprecedented monument in Egypt, one that would kick start a pyramid-building fever that lasted in Egypt for a thousand years.
The oldest pyramids are believed to be monuments built more than five thousand years ago in present-day Brazil.
However, in addition to the more popular pyramids like those of Egypt, Sudan, Indonesia or even Mexico, there are pyramids in Northern America as well.