Sunday, June 10, 2012
Temple 1 was built around the year 700 A.D. between the Central and the North Acropolises and faces west, toward the setting sun. It stands 45 meters high or 144.36 ft.
Ha Sawa Chaan K'awil was almost 6 ft. tall and his body was left under Temple I after his death with a richly adorned burial, which was excavated by archaeologist Aubrey Trik in 1962. The temple complex may represent the Full Cycle of Life itself.
This image was taken looking east from Temple II, which you are allowed to climb up.
Photo: Chris Chafer (sandpiper).