A photo of Tikal's Temple I, the Temple of the Jaguars. This was taken from the temple entrance to Temple II, across Tikal's Great Plaza. It is named for several Jaguars that were carved into the wooden lintels over the temple entry... lintels still readable after over a thousand years. At the time my friend was in Guatemala, the Temple was undergoing some refurbishing, as the scaffolding behind attests. The steps to the left lead up into the North Acropolis.

Temple I is the larger of the two central pyramids at Tikal, and is the second largest structure at the site. The following sketch was based on a drawing by George F. Andrews, which I modified.

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