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Jaguar Temple at Tikal under poor weather condition ( View from the Akropolis)

The Temple I at Tikal, Temple of the Great Jaguar's called, was built in honor and as a grave of King Ah Cacau. Perhaps the King has prepared plans to even themselves. The building itself was constructed, however, by his son, who ascended the throne in 734. Ah Cacaus grave goods included 180 superb Jades, 90 pieces of bone carved with hieroglyphs, and beads and Roche spines, which were used for ritual bloodletting.

The building is 47 meters high and consists of nine big steps with a single staircase. It leads up to the shrine, which consists of three one behind the vaulted halls. The pyramid was built around the year 684 AD, ie in the middle of classic Mayaperiode.

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