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The Ancient Ruins Collection - Mesoamerica presents: Tikal
With this model, we kick-off The Ancient Ruins Collection - Mesoamerica - a dedicated subcollection to the legacy of civilizations past from all around the world, in this case, from Central Mexico, the Yucatan peninsula, and Central America. The Temple of the Great Jaguar, or Temple I, is one of the most recognizable and famous structures in the ancient Mayan city of Tikal, in Petén, northern Guatemala.
This model is available in two versions:
- Actual state (ruins)
- Hypothetical reconstruction
Tikal is one of the largest cities and archaeological sites of the pre-Columbian Maya civilization in Mesoamerica. Archeologists number or label buildings, this pyramid being designated as "Temple I (one)". It is also is known as the Temple of the Great Jaguar because of a lintel that represents a king sitting upon a jaguar throne. An alternative name is the Temple of Ah Cacao, after the ruler buried in the temple. Temple I is a typical Petén-style limestone stepped pyramid structure that is dated to approximately 732 AD.
Situated at the heart of a World Heritage Site, the temple is surmounted by a characteristic roof comb, a distinctive Maya architectural feature (from Wikipedia).
MiniWorld 3D is excited to bring this historical model to life as a homage to all the people of Guatemala. This model was designed by founder Dany Sánchez, from scratch: no scans, remixes, etc. Please give credit, it's all about spreading culture and education!
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3D printed in Fillamentum Ruby Red. Hand-painted by Dany Sánchez, based on Maya 3D's renderings.
Real location photo credit: Raymond Ostertag, CC BY-SA 2.5