The Pyramid of the Sun is falling down
Okay, maybe this isn’t working.
The Pyramid on the Sun in Teotihuacan, Mexico is working on falling down. It’s only been there for like 2000 years so you’d like people wouldn’t be to stressed about it. Only, they totally are.
From 2010 to 2013, Arturo Menchaca of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) in Mexico City and colleagues studied the interior of the pyramid…
Menchaca believes the difference is caused by the south side drying out. He compares the pyramid to a sandcastle on a beach. “I can use slightly moist sand to make a sandcastle,” he says. “If I leave it exposed to the sun and touch it when it is dry, then it crumbles.”
Opinion is divided on how to save the pyramid. Menchaca suggests wetting the dry side.
Of course the “problems” they’re seeing now are out fault. Decades ago the pyramid was shored up by pouring concrete on it. Now archeologists are trying to fix the pyramid crumbling like a sand castle by replacing the concrete with sand. Nice work guys.