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Guatemala-1621 - Temple of the Great Jaguar

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Looking at Temple 1 with the Central Acropolis buildings in back.


Temple I, (Temple of the Great Jaguar) closes the Great Plaza on the east, the temple is 45 metres high (148 ft), and was built around 700 A.D. Tikal, Guatemala


It is a funerary temple associated with Jasaw Chan K'awiil I, who ruled from AD 682–734. The tomb of this ruler has been located by archaeologists deep within the structure, the tomb having been built first with the temple being raised over it.

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Taken on February 23, 2007