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"Tikal was one of the major cultural and population centers of the Maya civilization. Though monumental architecture at the site dates to the 4th century BC, Tikal reached its apogee during the Classic Period, ca. 200 AD to 900 AD, during which time the site dominated the Maya region politically, economically, and militarily while interacting with areas throughout Mesoamerica, such as central Mexican center of Teotihuacan. There is also evidence that Tikal was even conquered by Teotihuacan in the 4th century A.D.[citation needed] Following the end of the Late Classic Period, no new major monuments were built at Tikal and there is evidence that elite palaces were burned. These events were coupled with a gradual population decline, culminating with the site’s abandonment by the end of the 10th century."

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  • Copyright: Adrienne Harmon (AdrienneClaire) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 97 W: 54 N: 117] (722)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2008-01-00
  • Categories: Ruins
  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2008-07-18 23:02
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