Temple I, Temple of the Great Jaguar

Temple I
One of the most amazing structures in the ancient Mayan City of Yax Mutul (Tikal).
This Mayan Temple has some secrets most visitors are oblivious of.

If you get access to the ancient Mayan City early in the morning before sunrise, one can witness one of the most amazing spectacles Mayan Architects left behind for us. On March 23rd and September 21st, from the summit of Temple III, one can observed the alignment of the rising sun at the center of the top of temple I.
On April 29 and August 14, if you stand at the top of Temple I looking towards temple IV, you can see the setting Sun aligned with the center-top of this structure.
Astronomy was an important aspect of Mayan society, and their temples are testament of it.

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