Pre-Columbian Pyramids

Temple I, Tikál

Tikal is one of the largest Mayan cities yet found. It is in Guatemala, surrounded by rainforest. Temple I was probably built between 731 and 734 AD and is on top of the tomb of one of the rulers of Tikal. Like many Mesoamerican buildings, it reflect elements of Mayan spirituality, specifically its nine levels which represent the nine gods of the underworld.