Deep in the rainforest of northern Guatemalan lies Tikal, the ruins of one of the most powerful kingdoms of ancient Maya. Discovered in 1848, more than 3000 structures can be seen on the site. And thousands of mounds with tree roots winding through them are yet to be excavated. The thought of all the historical treasures right there waiting to be unearthed sent me spiraling down the rabbit hole of my imagination! Tikal is one of the largest archeological sites of the pre-Colombian Mayan civilization discovered to date. It was populated as early as the 4th century but reached its peak during the classic period (200 – 900 AD) at which point it was abandoned. Overpopulation, pollution, and drought are the prevalent theories as to why.
Amazing ancient buildings, not often seen I don’t imagine. They have survived well.
It was really incredible! Only 15% of the site has been excavated. Just imagine what’s still there!
AMAZING!! THANKS FOR SHARING YOUR TRAVELS ARLENE.
S. Diane Pennett
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Thanks so much for reading Diane! It was a pleasure sharing the trip with you! 🙏😀