Centrali Americana, the series published in England in the late nineteenth
century comprises 87 volumes of Central American flora and
It was precisely because of Sir Arthur Percival Maudslay’s discoveries
that the Archaeology volumes were added...
travels to Central America, Maudslay also discovered another Maya city?
Today, the city is on the Usumacinta River, which divides Mexico from the
Petén Province in Guatemala. The
site was named Macanché by Maudslay, and later it was renamed Yaxchilán.
the cities of Cobán and Antigua were built only 500 or 400 years ago, Maya cities were
abandoned to the jungle growth in the late 900’s, more than a thousand years
is another very interesting site only 11 miles north of Tikal? It’s called
Uaxactún and it’s even older than Tikal, as archaeological finds have
G. Morley, of the Carnegie Institution, managed to compile a most thorough
report on Tikal and the Maya in the 1920s?
Although most of his work was done at Uaxactun (11 miles north of Tikal)
Morley visited the site on numerous occasions during the 1930s.
Prouskouriakoff, an excellent architectural drawer, made a reproduction of
Temple II, based on measurements made by Erwin Shook? Prouskouriakoff made some of the best architectural
projections of Mayan sites, which give us a very close idea to what these cities
must have looked like when they were occupied by the Maya.
1956 to 1969, the Guatemalan Government and the University of Pennsylvania
formed a partnership for the study and exploration of Tikal. Their cooperation led to the excavation of 10 square miles of
Central Tikal, which became one of the largest excavated archaeological sites in
1,500 people visit the park in just one day during the high season?
Therefore, every consideration for the preservation of monuments and
wildlife is essential.
are 410 species of birds in Tikal alone? If
you love bird watching with a passion Tikal is the place to be.
To the not modest list of residents, North American songbirds may be
added, as they love to make Tikal their home during the cold winter months.
The Peregrine Fund from Boise, Idaho, studied birds of prey at
Other scientific institutions conduct more research at the park’s
premises and sometimes make scientific trails to study mammals,
insects or the plants
of Tikal. You could easily get lost on these scientists' trails
(transects), so, we urge you to stay on the
causeways described on this article and the trails clearly
marked on maps, and you’ll be OK...