Monks Mound

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Monks Mound in Cahokia
Monks Mound in Cahokia. / Northfielder, Flickr / CC BY 2.0
The largest pre-Columbian earthworks in America and the largest pyramid north of Mexico. This 30 tall mound was built around 900 – 655 AD over an earlier, smaller mound. The total volume of this structure is comparable to the volume of the Great Pyramid of Giza. This mound supported a wooden structure.

Location, GPS coordinates: 38.66 N 90.06235 W
Categories: Cairns and mounds
Values: Archaeology, Visual
Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars (3.5 / 5)
Where is located? North America, United States, Illinois, St. Clair County, near Mississippi River, between East St. Louis and Collinsville, in Cahokia

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