#tb last week I had the chance to go to the Tikal National Park, the most important Mayan heritage in Guatemala and the sorrounding area. We entered the park at 4 am and made our way through the wild jungle just in the light of our torches. The jungle is still habitat to lots of wild animals like different kinds of snakes, howling monkeys and jaguars. Since the animals prefer to avoid the contact to humans, we couldn't encounter none of them but walking in darkness through the jungle was a great experience. Later we made our first break on top of one of the many pyramids to watch the sunrise in the jungle. Though the expectation was seeing a sunrise like in King of the Lions, due to the tense fog we only could watch the day becoming clearer. We have learned a lot about the Mayan civilisation and its culturem so I'm really happy to have been there. It was a great experience!
Now some facts about Tikal via @simonnorfolkstudio: Tik’al is one of the largest pre-Columbian sites. It is located in the archaeological region of the Petén Basin in what is now Guatemala. The ruins lie among the tropical rainforests hat formed the hearth of lowland Maya civilisation. Tik’al reached its peak during the Classic Period (CE 200 to CE 900). During this time, the city dominated the Maya region militarily, economically and politically. A dynastic line has been established for the city, including at least 33 rulers spanning 800 years. Studies of hieroglyphic inscriptions found at the site indicate that the city was then known as Yax Mutal or Yax Mutul. The site was added to the UNESCO World Heritage list in 1979.
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