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Synopsis: The ancient Maya capital of Tikal is located in the heartland of the Guatemalan rain forest. Occupied from about 800 b.c. to a.d. 800, it had at its peak a population of more than 100,000. Because of its strategic location, Tikal served as a center of trade and as an architectural style-setter for the central Peten region of the Maya Lowlands. The apogee of power and wealth was achieved under the reigns of three generations of the great Jaguar Claw clan, whose ruling lords--known as Hasaw Chan K'awil, Yik'in Chan K'awil, and Yax Ain--built the Great Temples that symbolize the character and individuality of the city. Some of these Great Temples served as mortuary structures, and the contents of the tombs hint at the richness of life as a lord of Tikal. Drawing upon more than twenty years of excavation and recent breakthroughs in the translation of Maya hieroglyphs, Peter Harrison offers a cogent, detailed summary of what is known to date of this romantic, mysterious city and its rulers.
From the Author: Once a Lost City, Tikal was a New World capital. Like Ur of the Chaldees, and Thebes of Egypt, Tikal was a great city that dominated a large portion of the Maya Lowlands. It was the center of warfare, palace intrigues, and a magnificent royal court. This volume is the result of decades of excavation by archaeologists and epigraphers who suffered their blood, sweat and tears to research the history of this great New World capital. The results revealed the blood, sweat and tears of ancient kings and their story is told here. I suffered the adventure of fieldwork and loved the telling of the story. Peter D. Harrison (PeterAhau@AOL.com), September 16, 1999.
Title: The Lords of Tikal: Rulers of an Ancient ...
Publisher: Thames & Hudson
Publication Date: 1999
Book Condition: New
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Book Description Thames and Hudson, New York, 1999. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. 208 p. : ill. (some col.) Series: New aspects of antiquity. Binding fresh, corners sharp, slight bumping to foot of lower board; contents as new. Dust wrapper fine but for slight bumping at foot of lower panel. 930 grams. Bookseller Inventory # 003187
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