Tikal—Aspiring Capital of the Maya World
Lecture no. 12 from the course: Maya to Aztec: Ancient Mesoamerica Revealed
Taught by Professor Edwin Barnhart | 30 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Travel Courses
Chart the rise and fall of Tikal, one of the great Maya cities until it was mysteriously abandoned around 900 AD. Overgrown by jungle, it sat forgotten for a thousand years. Hear about Tikal’s tumultuous history and its dramatic rediscovery.