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Photographer's Note

Every single Mayan king created some form of monument to prove his power; some still stand, and some are in ruin.

Mayan kings were expected to legitimize their claim of power. One of the ways to do this was to build a temple or pyramid. The Temple of the Giant Jaguar is a notable example. This temple was built during the reign of Yikin Chan Kawiil. Kawiil was ruler of a city called Tikal, but just a few miles away was Calakmul, one of Tikal's rivals. The Temple of the Giant Jaguar was designed to show Calakmul that Kawiil would not be deposed easily or quickly. Another king named Pacal II "The Great" would later carry out this same show of power when building the Temple of Inscriptions...


...taken at the dockland building in altona...


(altona'daki dockland binasında 蔒kildi)

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