Deep in the jungles of Guatemala, a team of intrepid explorers are making their way to the heart of the forest. With each step, the green canopy overhead grows thicker as they keep one eye on the path for deadly snakes. Then suddenly, something spectacular looms on the horizon – a great pyramid stretching hundreds of feet above the trees.
When most of us think of pyramids, we tend to picture the vast stone structures that tower over the desert in the Egyptian city of Giza. But while these wonders of the ancient world are no doubt the most famous, there are other, even grander, complexes scattered across the globe. And from Illinois to Mexico, they can often appear in some of the most unexpected places.