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Tikal - Mayan Ruins - Guatemala
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Mountain_Wanderer
N 17° 13.201 W 089° 37.633
16Q E 220597 N 1905792
Quick Description: Tikal is one of the largest archaeological sites and urban centers of the pre-Columbian Maya civilization.
Location: Guatemala
Date Posted: 1/3/2009 7:37:56 AM
Waymark Code: WM5G7Z
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member TrailGators
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Long Description:
Tikal was one of the major cultural and population centers of the Maya civilization. Though monumental architecture at the site dates to the 4th century BC, Tikal reached its apogee during the Classic Period, ca. 200 to 900 AD, during which time the site dominated the Maya region politically, economically, and militarily while interacting with areas throughout Mesoamerica, such as central Mexican center of Teotihuacan. There is also evidence that Tikal was even conquered by Teotihuacan in the 4th century. Following the end of the Late Classic Period, no new major monuments were built at Tikal and there is evidence that elite palaces were burned. These events were coupled with a gradual population decline, culminating with the site’s abandonment by the end of the 10th century.
(Source - Wikipedia)
Type: Ruins

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