The Maya metropolis of Tikal was once one of the greatest cities in the world, and today it has become one of the most visited Maya sites. Drawing upon more than thirty years of excavation and research, Harrison gives a vivid account of its turbulent history. The city served as a major center of trade and as an architectural style-setter for the central Peten region of the Maya Lowlands. The apogee was achieved between A.D. 692 and 800 under the reigns of three generations of the Jaguar Claw clan, whose ruling lords built the Great Temples that symbolize the character and individuality of the city. Making full use of the recent breakthroughs in translating the Maya's hieroglyphic record, Harrison summarizes what is known to date of this mysterious city and its rulers.--From publisher description.Drawing upon more than thirty years of excavation and research, Harrison gives a vivid account of its turbulent history.
|Title||:||The Lords of Tikal|
|Author||:||Peter D. Harrison|
|Publisher||:||Thames & Hudson - 2000|