As of the year 600 B.C. this magnificent city emerged and its growth was sustained for more than 15 centuries.
Its trade and cultural relations were very far-reaching and extended to the entire perimeter of the Mesoamerican region. Some common traits have been found with such faraway cities as Teotihuacan, on the Mexican High Plateau, for example, the adoption of the Teotihuacan talus and panel.
During the 6th and 7th centuries A.D. Tikal developed a splendid civilization. Under the pyramids, especially in Temple I “Great Jaguar,” rich offerings of jade and conch, polychrome ceramic and carved bones have been found.
After a historical introduction on Maya Culture and Tikal, this guide provides a detailed explanation of the main monuments at this exceptional archaeological site. The tour is supported by numerous color photographs and concludes with a visit to the Site Museum, through a selection of the best pieces of Maya art in Tikal.