The Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site, located 13 km north-east of St Louis, Missouri, USA -the largest pre-Columbian settlement north of Mexico. 

An excellent example of a complex chiefdom society, this site was occupied primarily during the Mississippian period (800–1400), and at its peak had a population of 10–20,000. The Monks Mound is one of the most prominant features of the site (shown in photos 1 & 3), which covers 5ha, and stands at 30m high.

Artistic recreation of Cahokia from the Cahokia Mounds Interpretive Center (photo via flickr). The main structure in the background is Monks Mound.

Photos courtesy & taken by shaddowhawke.

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    I live near this place! :D
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    I used to escape my campus (SLU) and go running up and down those steps.
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