Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Ancient Mayan Ruin-Tik'al Temple I

Photo by Mike Murga

Tik'al was the capital of the most powerful kingdoms of the ancient Maya.  It dates back to the 4th century B.C. and is located in Guatamala.  Tikal Temple I is considered a tomb for the ruler Jasaw Chan K'awiil.  The temple's steep staircase rises nine step levels symbolic of the nine levels of the underworld.
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