Cahokia "Monks Mound"

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Cahokia "Monks Mound"

Post by zelph » Sat Feb 11, 2012 11:27 pm

A little information about Monks Mound located at Cahokia, Illinois State Historical Site and then you can view the video I made while on top of the mound. You'll get an idea of how large this mound of dirt is. Just try to imagine how long it took to make the mound by bringing up one basket full at a time.

The largest mound at the Cahokia site, the largest man-made earthen mound in the North American continent, is Monks Mound (Mound 38). It received its name from the group of Trappist Monks who lived on one of the nearby mounds. The Monks never lived on the biggest mound but gardened its first terrace and nearby areas.

Continued information can be found at this website: ... nks-mound/

And now watch the video:

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