Tikal:  Pyramid of the Lost World

Pyramid of the Lost World [January 5, 2004]

"The line between these paired masks was a platform marking the horizon to the east, the point at which an observer needed to stand to view the solar phenomena as they related to the eastern structure. It is likely that the same iconography and function of these jaguar masks pertains to the Lost World Pyramid and its eastern temple"

Peter Harrison, The Lords of Tikal, p. 56