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Photo taken on January 24, 2017

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We are the last passengers to leave the plane; The jaguar is one of the main temples in Tikal; Tikal is the ruin of an ancient city of the pre-Columbian Maya civilization; In 1853, archeologists and treasure hunters began visiting the forest. Today, tourism to the site may help protect the rainforest; It is one of the largest archaeological sites and urban centers of the pre-Columbian Maya civilization; It is located in the archaeological region of the Petén Basin in what is now northern Guatemala; Situated in the department of El Petén, the site is part of Guatemala's Tikal National Park and in 1979 it was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Tikal was the capital of a conquest state that became one of the most powerful kingdoms of the ancient Maya; Though monumental architecture at the site dates back as far as the 4th century BC, Tikal reached its apogee during the Classic Period, c. 200 to 900 AD. During this time, the city dominated much of the Maya region politically, economically, and militarily, while interacting with areas throughout Mesoamerica such as the great metropolis of Teotihuacan in the distant Valley of Mexico; Guatemala Peten Region Flores Airport.

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