James Wood: The Great Pyramids of China
For many, the pyramids of Egypt take the centre stage when discussing these ancient and mystic structures. However, my journey has led me to uncover the mysteries buried within the enigmatic pyramids of China, specifically situated in the Guanzhong Plain and areas surrounding the dynamic city of Xi’an. My curiosity was ignited when an article introduced me to these pyramidal structures dotting the Chinese landscape, prompting a virtual exploration via Google Earth. Cataloguing 36 such structures, with tales of many more concealed across the sprawling plains, my ambition to visit these architectural marvels intensified, eventually materializing in 2023 during China’s national holiday.
British-Australian who lives in China with a passion for ancient history.