Eternal Love in Tikal

Guatemala — By on April 30, 2015 4:45 PM


Tomb of King Hasaw Chan K’awil who ruled the ancient Mayan city of Tikal in Guatemala

“Mayan inscriptions proclaim that Hasaw Chan K’awil adored his wife. He also built a temple in her honor-facing his. And twice annually, on the spring and autumn equinox, the sun rises behind his royal dwelling to cast its shadow directly across her temple. Then, as the sun sets, it spreads the shadow of her temple directly across his tomb. With this celestial device, these lovers still touch some thirteen hundred years after death.” – Helen Fisher


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