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Templo de las Inscripciones (Templo VI) - Ruin - Guatemala

Only discovered in 1951, this temple is located 1.2 km southeast of Gran Plaza. Unlike Cop谩n and several other Mayan sites, most Tikal temples bear comparatively few inscriptions, but this temple is an exception. The 55m-high pyramid took shape in AD 766, under the command of Yik鈥檌n Chaan K鈥檃wil. It was completed by the final ruler of Tikal, King Chi鈥檛aam (also known as Yaxkin Caan Chac) who ascended his throne. An impressive display of hieroglyphics can be found at the rear central panel of the 12m-high roof comb. The sides and cornice also sport writings. Standing before the temple is a stela illustrating Yik鈥檌n Chaan K鈥檃wil鈥檚 ascension to his father鈥檚 throne.


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Here are other activities in and around Tikal that may be of interest: El Mundo Perdido (The Lost World), Northern Complexes, Plaza Oeste, Plaza de los Siete Templos, Acr贸polis del Sur & Templo V, Acr贸polis Central, Templo IV & Complejo N and Gran Plaza.

By Nellie Huang
27 Oct 2009

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