Arizona June 20, 2016
You’ll Never Believe These 9 Astounding Pyramids Are Hiding Right Here In Arizona
Arizona has huge sections of desert but pyramids are a pretty rare find in the state. They do exist here but just not quite in the grand tombs we tend to expect from pyramids. Check out these unique pyramids you can find throughout Arizona:
1. Biosphere 2, Oracle
Built as a biosphere testing facility, the origins and design of this facility almost seem to come straight out of a science fiction novel. The stepped pyramid greenhouse and its adjacent buildings contain biomes that transition from one environment to another.
2. Hi Jolly Monument, Quartzsite
This tomb is found in a Quartzsite cemetery at the gravesite of Hadji Ali (also known as Philip Tedro), an immigrant of the Ottoman Empire who led camels through the Southwest for the U.S. Army. Ali died in 1902 and the state governor dedicated the pyramid monument in 1935.
3. Hunt’s Tomb, Phoenix
Ever visited Papago Park in Phoenix and wonder about that strange, white pyramid sitting within its boundaries? That is the resting place for Arizona’s first state governor, George W.P. Hunt, and his family. Initially, it served as a the 1931 tomb for Hunt’s wife and Hunt himself was later laid to rest here three years later.
4. Poston Butte, Florence
While we’re on the topic of pyramid-shaped tombs, there’s another one located in the state. Located on top of Poston Butte near Florence, it is the final resting place for Charles D. Poston who is widely considered the “Father of Arizona” for his efforts to establish Arizona Territory.
5. Pyramid on Central, Phoenix
This one is a little different from the other pyramids on our list since this building is inverted and vaguely looks like the Museum of Modern Art in New York. This office building is located near the northeast corner of Central Avenue and Osborn Road in Phoenix.
6. Tempe Municipal Building, Tempe
Here’s another inverted pyramid. Serving as Tempe’s city hall, this interesting building was apparently designed this way for more efficient heating and cooling through the seasons.
7. Tovrea family monument, Phoenix
8. This three-bedroom pyramid house in Maricopa.
This very interesting house in Maricopa looks like an Egyptian monument that somehow found its way into the Arizona desert.
9. Pyramids of Valle, Williams
Photo via Google Maps
There aren’t too many businesses that can brag about their unique building shapes but this one in Williams definitely looks more than eye-catching off the highway in Williams. The hardware store has two pyramid-shaped buildings located just off of Highway 64 in Williams that are quite a sight from the road.
Those were pretty cool, huh? Do you know of any other pyramids hiding around the state? Let us know of others that you know of by leaving a comment on our Facebook fan page.