Tikal – Guatemala

By: subharanjangupta

Aug 22 2011

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Category: Ancient Stone Carvings, Megalithic Structures

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Built between the 7th and 9th century AD, the stone temples of Tikal, in Guatemala tower more than 200 feet over the regions rain forest. This is home to one of the biggest excavation sites in the world where a vast majority of the structures lie beneath the jungle. According to scientists, temples of Tikal played a vital part in helping the Mayans device their legendary calendar. By aligning the sideline of the highest points of the structures, ancient astronomers could pin point at the upcoming important dates, such as solstices and equinoxes. But what baffles the scientific community is the fact that the temples of Tikal are exactly aligned to the Orion constellation right overhead the region, in the sky. An overview image of the structure exactly mirrors the arrangement of the constellation. Most surprisingly similar pattern has been located far away from Tikal, much much far away. Recently discovered on the surface of Mars, is a land form that’s a near perfect replica of the temples of Tikal. Could this me a mere coincidence and even if we call it a coincidence who could have created these structures in Mars? Three distinct locations, one unique pattern. Coincidence?

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