11 January 2012
An adobe brick pyramid
Everyone has seen photos and movies featuring the Egyptian pyramids constructed of massive 2-ton limestone blocks. But what if you want to build a pyramid and don't have large stones nearby? Lima, Peru has eight-story high "huacas" - pyramids constructed of adobe bricks. Awesome.
During restoration/preservation work there, archaeologists have recently found several intact "mummy bundles"of a woman and her three children.
Found at National Geographic, where there are several more photos.