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Downtown Tikal: North Acropolis (burial place of Early & later major Kings) Central Acropolis (palace) Lost Worlds Complex Ballcourts Causeways Reservoirs Twin pyramid groups Major events in Tikals dynastic record: Chak Tok Ichaak I 360 AD (14 th ruler) Dies AD 378 w/ arrival of strangers Teotihuacan? nobleman Siyaj Kak Stela 31 Yax Nun Ayiin AD 378 new line His son - Siyah Chan Kawil II 411 AD Stela 31 537 AD Wak Chan Kawil 562 AD Caracols war against Tikal 562-692 130 yr hiatus at Tikal, Calakmul expands 648 AD Dos Pilas founded 672 AD Nuun Ujol Chaak takes Tikal throne 682 AD His son Jasaw Chan Kawiil restores Tikal His son 734 AD Yikin Chan Kawiil (27 th ruler) expands, attacks Calakmul Last stela Tikal 869 AD Teotihuacan and Classic Maya kingdoms: Start first at Tikal, end of 4 th century, followed closely by Copan Imply forceful dynastic intervention by a foreign power, possibly with cooperation of local factions opposing usurped leaders No evidence of lasting domination by Teotihuacan of Maya capitals... View Full Document

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