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Much of Tikal is covered with forest. To see the highest temples rising up through the canopy is very special
Guatemala part III - Tikal

January 3rd 2016
Ruins, ruins and yet more ruins If you don't like to look at pictures of ruins, then feel free to leave this particular blog entry and look at some other. There are a few pictures without ruins in them, two or three out of twenty, lurking around in this entry too but they are preciously few. If you decide to tap out now already I would like to point out that we have published well over a hundr ... read more
Central America Caribbean » Guatemala » Petén Region » Tikal

Guatemalan Flag The Maya civilization flourished in Guatemala and surrounding regions during the first millennium A.D. After almost three centuries as a Spanish colony, Guatemala won its independence in 1821. During the second half of the 20th century, it experience... ... read more
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27th March 2016

Love the ruins!
Brilliant plan of attack to get photos before the hordes arrived! This is such an evocative photo of endless jungle with the tops of major temples poking out. Part of what I loved about Tikal was how isolated it is and the adventure getting there. Since Tikal was a big city, lots of the administrative and residential buildings were small/normal size. I worked with archaeologists outside Tikal in the jungle where the structures were completely hidden by a thousand years of vegetation. We'd know there was a building only because of a mound and a certain tree that grew out of the structures because they loved the limestone. Love your photo of the little rascal coati.
27th March 2016

So you have actually worked in Tikal
So you have actually worked in Tikal. That must have been interesting. A long time ago I wanted to become an archaeologist but I later ended up studying science. /Ake

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