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Tikal

Tikal (or Tik’al according to the modern Mayan orthography) is one of the largest archaeological sites and urban centres of the pre-Columbian Maya civilization. It is located in the archaeological region of the Petén Basin in what is now northern Guatemala. Situated in the department of El Petén, the site is part of Guatemala's Tikal National Park and in 1979 it was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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Temple Of The Inscriptions - See Also
... List of Mesoamerican pyramids Pyramid of the Magician at Uxmal Tikal Temple I Tikal Temple II Tikal Temple III Tikal Temple IV Tikal Temple V ...
Tikal - The Site - Burials
... The dynastic founder of Tikal, Yax Ehb' Xook, has been linked to this tomb, which lies deep in the heart of the North Acropolis ...
Chak Tok Ich'aak I
... an early Maya king of Mutal (now known as Tikal) ... He is one of Tikal's best known kings, with his name recorded on a number of ceramic pieces and a stela, with the possiblility of a second stela also being ... Stela 31 from Tikal records that he died on the same day that Siyah K'ak' captured Tikal, probably killed by the Teotihuacano conquerors ...
Jasaw Chan K'awiil II
869) was a 9th-century ruler at Tikal, the major pre-Columbian Maya civilization center and polity located in the Peten Basin region, modern-day Guatemala ... Reigning at a time when Tikal had already declined as a regional and political power, Jasaw Chan K'awiil is Tikal's last-known ruler identifiable from extant inscriptions ... date of any yet recovered and deciphered in Tikal ...
B'alaj Chan K'awiil - Life
... He claimed to be a member of the Tikal royal line ... On Dos Pilas Panel 6 he names a king of Tikal as his father, this was probably the 23rd or 24th ruler of Tikal ... He probably saw himself as the legitimate heir to the Tikal throne and defected from Tikal in AD 648 to found Dos Pilas as a rival kingdom under the overlordship of Calakmul ...