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Famous Temple ruins in Tikkal, Guatemala  
   

Famous Temple ruins in Tikkal, Guatemala

The Mayan temples at Tikkal are the largest in the world, and many remain hidden underground. This one, Temple of the Jaguar (i think) is pctured on seemingly every National Geographic! It was also the location where they filmed "Star Wars, Episode 1". It was incredible to actually see it ourselves: amazing to think that such advanced civilizations existed so long ago....
From El Salvador to Guatemala to Mexico

August 22nd 2006
Well, Steve and I have arrived safely in Mexico-- yay! We´re finally on the last leg of the journey....Just one more week to go. I really wanted to post some pìcs of the cool things weve seen and done, but it appears that my camera cable got lost/left behind at some point, so no more pics until I get home..... ): Here´s a brief re-cap of what we´ve been up to. After sucessfully taking Ticab ... read more
North America » Mexico » Chiapas » Palenque

Mexican Flag The site of advanced Amerindian civilizations, Mexico came under Spanish rule for three centuries before achieving independence early in the 19th century. A devaluation of the peso in late 1994 threw Mexico into economic turmoil, triggering the worst... ... read more
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