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Mayans “Played” Pyramids to Make Music for Rain God
09.24.2009
09:49 pm
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SIT on the steps of Mexico’s El Castillo pyramid in Chichen Itza and you may hear a confusing sound. As other visitors climb the colossal staircase their footsteps begin to sound like raindrops falling into a bucket of water as they near the top. Were the Mayan temple builders trying to communicate with their gods?

The discovery of the raindrop “music” in another pyramid suggests that at least some of Mexico’s pyramids were deliberately built for this purpose. Some of the structures consist of a combination of steps and platforms, while others, like El Castillo, resemble the more even-stepped Egyptian pyramids.

(Notably, this news comes on the same day as the announced discovery of water on the moon.)

(Mayans “Played” Pyramids to Make Music for Rain God via New Scientist)

Posted by Jason Louv
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09.24.2009
09:49 pm
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