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Mayans 'played' pyramids to make music

Posted on Thursday, 24 September, 2009 | Comment icon 3 comments | News tip by: Still Waters


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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."

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Comment icon #1 Posted by CUCUMBERiiiii on 23 September, 2009, 18:31
COOL hehehe
Comment icon #2 Posted by The Spartan on 23 September, 2009, 18:45
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 on 25 September, 2009, 2:25
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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