Pyramids can be found all around the
world, the earliest being constructed
about 4000 BC in the area of modern day
Listed below are pyramids by height or
Pyramids, 2,600 BC, 481 feet high,
largest by height.
Of the 138 pyramids known in Egypt, there
were only five large true pyramids built
of solid rock, each taking around 20
years to build. Khufu, or, sometimes
referred to as Cheops, built the Great
Pyramid at Gisa, 481 feet high with
51º sides. Khafre, built the second
largest pyramid at Gisa, 471 feet high
with 53º sides. Snefru built the Red
Pyramid 341 feet high with sides at
43º, and the Bent Pyramid at 338
feet high, and Menkaure, built the third
pyramid at Gisa, 218 feet high with
Although the highest pyramids,
they are not the largest by bulk
as, other pyramids have larger
bases then the Great Pyramid of
Gisa that has sides about 754 feet
in length at the base.
The pyramids at Gisa are
situated about 10 miles southwest
of the centre of Cairo. . Google
Pyramid of the
Sun, 100 AD, 233 feet high.
The Pyramid of the Sun is the largest
pyramid in Teotihuacan, an enormous
archaeological site in the Basin of
Mexico. The sides of this pyramid at the
base are 733 feet, similar in size to the
Great Pyramid at Gisa in Egypt with sides
of 754 feet. The Pyramid of the Sun is
regarded as the 2nd largest stone
pyramid, only the Great Pyramid at Gisa
in Egypt is regarded as larger, although
the three Egypt pyramids, Snefru's Bent
& Red pyramids & Khafre's pyramid
at Gisa, may be larger when taking into
account the base size plus height.
Great Pyramid of
Cholula, 200 BC, 217 feet high,
largest by bulk.
The Great Pyramid of Cholula is a huge
complex located in Cholula, Puebla,
Mexico, that at first appears to be a
natural hill surmounted by a church. The
sides at the base are 1476x1476 feet,
making it the largest pyramid in the
world by bulk.
Pyramids, 210 BC, 249 feet high,
second largest by bulk.
The largest of the many pyramids in China
is believed to be the Mausoleum of Qin
Shi Huang. The original height was 249
ft, the present height is 154 ft, and the
size of the sides at the base is 1,171 ft
by 1,161 ft. These pyramids are built of
earth and stone with a flat top. The
Chinese planted trees on some of them to
make them look like natural hills.
Temple, 13 AD, 239 feet high.
The Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple
in Srirangam, Tamil Nadu, India is
a Hindu temple dedicated to Lord
Ranganatha, the largest of the
Pyramid Temples in India.
The temple occupies an area of
156 acres (6,31,000 m2) with a
perimeter of 1,116m (10,710 feet)
making it the largest temple in
Srirangam temple can be easily
termed as the largest functioning
Hindu temple in the world (Angkor
Wat in Cambodia being the
The second largest temple in
India is the impressive Brihadeeswarar
Situated in central India.
Temple, 800 AD, 115 feet high.
Borobudur is a ninth-century Mahayana
Buddhist monument in Magelang, Central
Java, Indonesia. The monument comprises
six square platforms topped by three
circular platforms, and is decorated with
2,672 relief panels and 504 Buddha
statues.. The sides of this pyramid at
the base are 387 feet.
Evidence suggests Borobudur was
abandoned following the fourteenth
century decline of Buddhist and
Hindu kingdoms in Java, and the
Javanese conversion to Islam.
Worldwide knowledge of its
existence was sparked in 1814 by
Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles, the
then British ruler of Java, who was
advised of its location by native
Situated in central Java/
Pyramid of the
Magician, 100 AD, 115 feet high
The Pyramid of the Magician is a step
pyramid located in the ancient city of
Uxmal, Mexico. The structure is also
referred to as the Pyramid of the Dwarf,
Casa el Adivino, and the Pyramid of the
Soothsayer. The pyramid is the tallest
and most recognizable structure in
The pyramid fell into disrepair
after 1000 A.D. and looted during
the Spanish Conquest of Yucatan.
The first detailed account of the
rediscovery of the ruins was
published by Jean-Frederic Waldeck
Situated about 840 miles
southeast of Mexico City, 237 miles
west of Cancun. Google
10 AD, 98 feet high.
El Castillo is the name given to a
Mesoamerican step-pyramid that dominates
the center of the Chichen Itza
archaeological site in the Mexican state
of Ur, 210 BC, 64 feet
The Ziggurat at Ur in Iraq is a
massive stepped pyramid about 210
by 150 feet in size. It is the most
well-preserved monument from the
remote age of the Sumerians,
consisting of a series of
successively smaller platforms
which rose to a height of about 64
feet, constructed with a solid core
of mud-brick covered by a thick
skin of burnt-brick to protect it
from the elements.
There are 32 ziggurats
known at, and near,
Mesopotamia. Twenty-eight of
them are in Iraq, and four of
them are in Iran. These are
beleived to have been the
first Pyramids in the world
with the earliest being built
around 4000 BC.
Situated in central Iraq
between Baghdad and Basrah
close to Nasiriyah. Google Map.