Secrets of the Shadows
The term "pyramid" is a geometric reference to the shape of these
construction. The Mayan version of the pyramid is truncated so that
a temple can be built on the top. The ancient Mayans built two types
of pyramids, those that were meant to be climbed and those that were
not. The first type was used for holding sacrificial rituals. The
other type was not meant to be touched and was sacred. The steps on
theses structures were too steep to climb and many times they had
doorways leading to nowhere. During their rituals, the priests would
ascend the pyramid from the earth to the sky by means of staircases.
They believed that this brought them closer to the gods.
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