TiKAL STEP PYRAMID - Northern Guatemala -

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  1. Susan Lynne Schwenger

    Susan Lynne Schwenger The Final Synthesis - isbn 978-0-9939480-0-8 Staff Member

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    Situated in the lowland rainforest of northern Guatemala,
    Tikal is perhaps the most breathtaking of all the Mayan sites.

    Restored buildings are scattered around the area while many more ruined buildings
    are still hidden by the jungle.

    Between ca. 200 to 900 AD, Tikal was the largest Mayan city with an estimated population between 100,000 and 200,000 inhabitants.

    Tikal contains six very large step pyramids.

    The largest, Temple-pyramid IV, is some 72 meters (230 feet) high
    and was finished around 720 AD.

    Climbing to the top of one of these pyramids offers a great experience
    with beautiful panoramic views from above the tree tops.


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