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Mayans 'played' pyramids to make music for

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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.

Researchers were familiar with the raindrop sounds made by footsteps on El Castillo - a hollow pyramid on the Yucatán Peninsula. But why the steps should sound like this and whether the effect was intentional remained unclear.

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CUCUMBERiiiii

COOL :D hehehe

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The_Spartan

there are similar acoustical buildings in India. there are musical pillars of south India, which when struck will produce different kinds of notes.

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susieice

Just about all civilizations had a form of music and most combined music with their religious ceremonies. Still an interesting way of doing things.

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