Tikal is one of the largest archaeological sites and urban centers in pre-Columbian, Mayan civilization. It is located in the archaeological region of Peten, Guatemala in the north basin. This amazing site is part of the Tikal National Park and in 1979 was declared World Heritage by UNESCO.
Tikal was one of the most important cultural centers and the population of Maya civilization. Though monumental architecture dates from IV century BC Tikal reached its peak in classicism. After the end of the classic late, no important monument was not built at Tikal and there is evidence that elite palaces were burned. These events were coupled with a gradual population decline, culminating in early to late dry place X.
By Maria Morari
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