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双语:世界上最大的金字塔不在埃及

分类:英语资讯 作者:奇妙冰淇淋 评论:0 点击: 140 次 日期:2017-12-27

  说到金字塔,大家一般都会想到埃及吉萨金字塔,不过世界上最大的金字塔其实位于墨西哥普埃布拉州的乔卢拉( Cholula )金字塔。

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  Go to Puebla, Mexico and look for a giant hill with a church on top. What you’re seeing is no ordinary hill. It’s actually the world’s largest pyramid.

  去游览墨西哥历史名城普埃布拉,找一座有教堂伫立在山顶的巨大山丘。但你所看到的并不是普通的山丘,它其实是世界上最大的金字塔。

  No one knows who constructed it 2,300 years ago or if they knew the clay they used would help plants hide it from view. But one thing is certain, it was ridiculously hard to find. Cortés missed it when he invaded Cholula in 1519 and locals didn’t re-discover it until 1910.

  没有人知道是谁在2300年前建造了它,也不知道建造者是否知道所使用的泥土能将它隐匿于植物之中。但有一件事是确定无疑的,那就是它极难发现。探险家科尔特斯在1519年入侵略普埃布拉时就错过了它,当地人也直到1910年才重新发现了它的存在。

  Today, it’s still the largest monument ever constructed and is similar in structure to the Pyramid of the Sun. It’s about 9 Olympic swimming pools long and 1.3 pools tall and has almost twice the volume of the Great Pyramid of Giza, and a base that’s 4 times as large.

  如今,它仍然是世界上最大的纪念碑。它和太阳金子塔的构造相似,有9座奥利匹克游泳池那么长,1.3个泳池那么高,是吉萨金字塔容积的两倍。它还有一个地基,面积是吉萨金字塔四倍。

  Archeologists have uncovered over 400 human burials in and around the pyramid, which suggests it was an important place of worship. But, experts say it was abandoned sometime in the 7th or 8th century. Today, it’s an attraction for tourists with a keen eye.

  考古学家在金字塔里面和周边发现了超过400个被埋葬的尸体,表明这里以前是祭拜的重要场地。但是专家称它在7或8世纪时曾被遗弃。而如今,它却吸引了许多眼光敏锐的游客。

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