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Location: Guatemala         Length: 4 min

Tikal, a World Heritage Site in Guatemala, exemplifies CyArk, a project of the Kacyra Family Foundation that is preserving the world’s most valued cultural heritage sites in three-dimensional digital form. Tikal, the largest ancient Mayan city, contains some of the most spectacular Mayan architecture, but is subject to natural erosion as well as the impacts of massive tourist traffic. This video shows how CyArk is preserving the site in digital imagery through laser-scanning technology and the most accurate 3D models possible today.

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Produced by the Kacyra Family Foundation in 2006

3D Scanner (Wikipedia)

CyArk 3D Heritage Archive Network

Guatemalan Maya Archaeology (Guatemala Online)

Tikal Digital Access Project (Foundation for the Advancement of MesoAmerican Studies)

Tikal Archaeology and Architecture (The Tikal National Park)

Tikal National Park (UNESCO)

UNESCO World Heritage Centre