Tikal National Park (1979)
Guatemala

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UNESCO (France) 1986. Guatemala. Temple at Tikal.

In the heart of the jungle, surrounded by lush vegetation, lies one of the major sites of Mayan civilization, inhabited from the 6th century B.C. to the 10th century A.D. 

The ceremonial centre contains superb temples and palaces, and public squares accessed by means of ramps. Remains of dwellings are scattered throughout the surrounding countryside. 

  • UNESCO (France) 1986. Temple at Tikal. 

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Other World Heritage Sites in Guatemala (on this website). Please refer to the UNESCO-listing, Guatemala section, for further information about the individual properties. 

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