Cahokia

Image courtesy of washingtonpost.com

Image courtesy of washingtonpost.com

Whenever I get one of those moments of, “Oh, hell, I didn’t know that,” or, “Ah, ha,” I tend to try to include others. So, though some think this tendency of mine if for the birds, welcome the most current example of my own personal form of exhibitionism.

Photo courtesy of jpegmag.com

Photo courtesy of jpegmag.com

Have you ever heard of the huge indian city that included perhaps one of the largest pyramids in human history right near St. Louis? I heard the story on NPR a few days ago and it intrigued me.

Here’s a quote from an article that I will provide a link to…

“Cahokia was the largest city ever built north of Mexico before Columbus and boasted 120 earthen mounds. Many were massive, square-bottomed, flat-topped pyramids — great pedestals atop which civic leaders lived. At the vast plaza in the city’s center rose the largest earthwork in the Americas, the 100-foot Monks Mound.”

Here’s a link.