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The Ancient City Hidden in the Jungle: Tikal National Park. ©NHK/ UNESCO TV 2010
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The Ancient City Hidden in the Jungle: Tikal National Park

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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.

Place/country: Guatemala
Series: NHK World Heritage 100
Type: Documentary
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Credits: NHK, producer. UNESCO WHC, co-producer ; UNESCO TV, co-producer.
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