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"These temples were built by the Massassi race thousands of years ago, and they're still standing. Hard to believe."
―Leia Organa, to Luke Skywalker[src]

The Massassi Site was a region of Yavin 4, a jungle moon of the gas giant Yavin, that housed a number of ancient monuments built by the vanished Massassi people, including the enormous Great Temple.[1]

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The Massassi site made its debut in Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope, the first chapter of the original trilogy, which was released in 1977.[4] Its forests and temples were filmed in the Mayan ruins of the Tikal National Park in Guatemala.[5]

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