Known as “pyramids”, and sometimes as “temples”, or “temples atop pyramids”, or just “structures”, Latin America is strewn with many impressive ruins with some city foundations dating as far back as the 4th century B.C. Most were built by the Aztecs (such as Mexico’s Teotihuacan), the Incas (such as Ollantaytambo and Machu Picchu in Peru), the Maya people (such as Palenque, Tikal, and Copán), or built by the mother of them all, the Olmecs. Some visitors will literally walk around with a flashlight and magnifying glass to decipher the ancient reliefs and inscriptions such as the name glyphs on tablets inside the Temple of the Foliated Cross, at Mexico’s Palenque. We count down the 10 greatest ruins across Latin America!
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