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Mayans 'played' pyramids to make music

By T.K. Randall
September 24, 2009 · Comment icon 3 comments

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Sounds like raindrops falling into a bucket of water can be heard while climbing the colossal staircase of Mexico's El Castillo pyramid suggesting that the Mayans may have used a form of "music" to try and communicate with their gods.
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?

Source: New Scientist | Comments (3)

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Comment icon #1 Posted by CUCUMBERiiiii 13 years ago
COOL hehehe
Comment icon #2 Posted by The Spartan 13 years ago
there are similar acoustical buildings in India. there are musical pillars of south India, which when struck will produce different kinds of notes.
Comment icon #3 Posted by susieice 13 years ago
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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