The Mayans Built A Big Tikal Temple

The Mayans Built A Big Tikal Temple

The Mayan civilization did leave behind some marvelous monuments reminding us of their presence. The Tikal temple is the ruins of a city built by the Mayan rulers rising about 47 meters above the earth. The ruins were discovered in a rain forest in Guatemala.

The site stands out with the distinction of being one of the most important sites from the archaeological point of view of the Mayan civilization. The Tikal National Park encloses the archaeological site.

Tikal was important for the Mayans from the point of view of their politics, their economy, and even for their military conquests. Whatever little of Tikal can be seen today is only a small part of what it originally was. Tikal's population is believed to have been spread over an area of 47 square miles.

As revealed by the hieroglyphs deciphered in recent times, the Mayans indulged in warfare and fought battles just like many other civilizations on earth. This is quite contrary to the belief of a peaceful way of life among the Mayans.

The descendants of the early Mayans have given a fresh momentum to the belief in the holiness of Tikal. There is a flow of pilgrims to Tikal and other sites in the vicinity. The descendants of the Mayans have lost some of the special features typical to their ancestors like the ability to read what their ancestors wanted to communicate. They have had to bear the onslaught of the Catholic Church in the 16th and 17th centuries and several tyrants and dictators who wanted them effaced from earth.

 

 

News Flash

Three Grenada festivals to attend in 2018

Grenada Chocolate Fest (11-19 May, 2018) You can do many things during the festival activities and one of the most popular festivals is the Grenada Chocolate Fest. You can be a farmer for the day! Go the planting areas, pluck the cocoa pods yourself. Make your own chocolate. There are seminars that…

Read More

Gallery Posts

Top 5 Posts

  • The best odds for a white Christmas

    Are you dreaming of a white Christmas this year? You may want to travel to get more favorable odds. The chance of a white Christmas is about 10% less than in 1942 when the popular Christmas tune was written due to Climate Change.

  • Mummies Found in Newly-Found Ancient Egyptian Tomb near Luxor

    Egypt archaeologists are excited over their discovery. They found a royal goldsmith's tomb that has the portrait of a woman with her two children. The tomb that was found at the Draa Abul Naga Necropolis also has mummies, pots, and sarcophagi, and statuettes. Several skulls were also found…

  • Icelandair Introduces In-flight Entertainment

    Have you ever been bored watching the same movies repeatedly in-flight? Well, Icelandair is keen on making your flights more enjoyable and exciting by introducing in-flight entertainment. The airline has set aside resources to highlight Icelandic culture onboard all their airplanes as a way of…

  • Zion National Park in Utah offers shuttle service

    Visiting Zion National Park is a great learning and recreational experience. The park has it all. It has a rich history to tell and there are so many places to go and explore. Plus, multimedia experiences add to the delight of the visit. The rich ecosystems at Zion National Park enjoy the quiet and…