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Tikal

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Tikal

The ruins of Tikal are situated in the jungle in Guatemala and are one of the largest archaeological sites and urban centres of the Maya civilization. At itsí height it was one of the most important Maya cities and dominated much of the Maya world politically, economically, and militarily.   Prospering through intensive agricultural it was able to maintain an estimated population as high as 90,000.  READ MORE




Iximche

At an altitude of 2,260 metres (7,410 ft) and located 90 kilometres (56 miles) west of Guatemala City, Iximche was the capital of the Late Post-classic Kaqchikel Maya Kingdom (the capital of one of the indigenous Maya peoples of the mid-western highlands in Guatemala) from 1470 until its abandonment in 1524. READ MORE




 

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