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Tikal Mayan Ruins, Guatemala in pictures

January 21, 2013

Tikal is one of the largest archaeological sites and urban centers of the pre-Columbian Maya civilization. It is located in the archaeological region of the Petén Basin in what is now northern Guatemala. Situated in the department of El Petén, the site is part of Guatemala’s Tikal National Park and in 1979 it was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Tikal Mayan Ruins
View of Acropolis Central & Plaza Central between Temple I and II. Taken from Acropolis Norte

 

Tikal Mayan Ruins, Guatemela
Acropolis Central compound

 

Tikal Mayan Ruins
Rear view of Acropolis Central

 

Grand Temple I
Grand Temple I

 

Grand Temple I
Grand Temple I

 

Grand Temple I
View of Grand Temple I from Acropolis Norte

 

View from top of Temple IV
View from top of Temple IV

 

Complex 'O'
Complex ‘O’

 

Complex 'O'
View from top of a temple in Complex ‘O’

 

Complex 'N'
Complex ‘N’

 

Temple at Complex 'N'
Temple at Complex ‘N’

 

Acropolis Norte in Plaza Central
Acropolis Norte in Plaza Central

 

Top of Temple III
Top of Temple III

 

Biggest mask found in Central America
Biggest Mayan stone mask found in Central America

 

Mundo Perdido
Mundo Perdido

 

Ceiba Tree
The holy tree of Mayans – Ceiba tree, is now the national tree of Guatemala



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