Tikal; discover the ancient Mayan culture

The Mayan culture has long attracted admiration from around the world. His knowledge of astronomy is present in the construction of his cities, among which the one known as Tikal. This is located in Petén, Guatemala, and is one of the most emblematic before this culture suddenly became extinct.

Although some discoverers glimpsed the Tikal pyramid complex, it was not until 1848 that an expedition was actually mounted to go into the jungle and recognize the place. From there his discovery within the scientific world gave way to public curiosity to know the complex that today is known as Tikal National Park and that in 1979 it became the first archaeological site in the world to become the ecological and historical heritage of the Unesco.

Temple I or Temple of the Great Jaguar It is the main attraction of this archaeological park, which has served as inspiration for movies like Star Wars. In the middle of the northern jungle of Guatemala, it is reached by land on a journey of several days from the capital of Guatemala or by plane to an airport near the area.

It is believed to be a city urban of the Mayan culture, which for no apparent reason is still suddenly abandoned. Although its structure differs from other constructions of this type, its state of preservation despite its age and the originality of its pyramids make Tikal one of the most visited monuments in the world.

Tikal - Ancient Mayan City of Guatemala - 4K | DEVINSUPERTRAMP (May 2021)

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