The Pyramid of Cheops in Egypt is the world’s tallest pyramid, at a height of what was once 480 feet. This ancient pyramid covers an area of 13 acres. But there’s a pyramid in Mexico that’s even bigger!
Called the Quetzalcoatl, this gigantic pyramid near Mexico City was built of sun-dried bricks and earth around the year 100. It’s only 177 feet tall, but it covers an area of 45 acres, that’s equal in size to about 41 football fields!
Engineers have figured out that the Mexican pyramid contains about a million cubic yards more volume than the Pyramid of Cheops!