The above picture shows Temple 1, also known as the Temple of the Giant Jaguar. This exceptional building extends 155 feet.
Beneath the base of this pyramid an excavation in the 1960's unearthed a vaulted chamber. Inside lay the skeleton of Ah Cacau, also known as Ruler A, who ruled Tikal from 682 until sometime around 723 and 734. His body was covered with a woven mat and was surrounded by mortuary offerings, such as polychrome vessels, jade, pearls,