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All of the archaeological content and epigraphic references on www.tikalpark.com were updated and revised by Dr. Juan Antonio Valdes, PhD on February 2001. He and Architect Federico Fahsen revised the content again on June 2003. We sincerely thank both of them for revising www.tikalpark.com

Dr. Valdes is an archaeologist who has worked extensively in Tikal and Uaxactun, he was the Director of the Institute of Anthropology and History and is a renown authority in the study of the ancient Maya. Before working at Tikal, Dr. Valdes was one of the lucky first archaeology students in Guatemala, who had an amazing open air classroom: the site of Tikal itself. Architect Fahsen is one of the leading Maya epigraphers, or one of the few people in the world who can actually read the Maya's hyerogliphic writing...

This section is dedicated to both of these great Guatemalans for their great contributions to archaeological science and to the understanding of the ancient Maya...

 

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