It has been confirmed by the archaeologist who is investigating the massive Kukulkan pyramid in eastern Mexico that it has two smaller pyramids hidden in its walls. The massive and colossal walls of the Kukulkan tomb make it one of the most iconic pyramids of the world. It seems the huge Maya pyramid was built much like a Russian nesting doll with pyramids within pyramids. Experts are now saying that it is not the end of the discovery and the ancient structure could be hiding some secrets within its walls.
Archaeologists have confirmed that one of the most iconic pyramids in the world was built like A, with the discovery of two smaller pyramids hidden within its walls. This was stated by anthropologist Geoffrey Braswell from the University of California, San Diego.
The pyramids are believed to be built between the 9th and the 12th centuries, and the structure was discovered way back in 1930. It forms the centerpiece of the huge Chichen Itza complex in Yucatan, Mexico. The pyramid is also known as El Castillo (which means The Castle) and has 364 steps, one step for each day of the year according to the Maya Calendar. The structure is 79 feet tall and atop the pyramid sits a 20-foot temple which has been dedicated to the Mayan serpent God Kukulkan.
In 1931, the researchers started investigating the interior of the pyramid and suspected that the structure could be hiding something much older pyramids within. A room known as the hall of offering containing a huge Chacmool statue with teeth, nails, and eyes inlaid with mother of pearl was discovered in the ensuing five years. Another room thought to be a chamber of sacrifices was also discovered. It contained two neatly arranged rows of human bones and also a red jaguar statue crusted with 74 jade inlays for spots, and jade studded eyes. Soon the archaeologists found an older pyramid within the outer walls. It was larger and was 108 feet high.
The archaeologists have not published their finds because the age of the structures was not verified by independent sources.