Tikal: Temple IV

Atop Temple IV [Photo by Jeff Purcell: January 7, 1998]

"Temple IV, facing east, stands 212 feet from the base of the platform supporting its pyramid to the top of its roof comb, the highest standing aboriginal New World structure. It is estimated that some 250,000 cubic yards of construction material have been incorporated in Temple IV and its supporting platform."

Coe, Tikal: A Handbook of the Ancient Maya Ruins, p. 80