Unburying the Aztecs

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Unburying the Aztecs Mexico City Aztec excavations Under modern cities Maya Tikal (Maya) Guatemala 200 – 800 AD Largest known Mayan city Once home to 100,000 people More than 3000 structures Now a national park, UNESCO World Heritage Site Many sites hidden under rainforest, many just found within last 100 years Cleared ruins, made accessible and understandable for tourists Known for Stela inscriptions- 31- feature elaborate hieroglyphic text detailing prominent members of Tikal’s Early Classic dynasty o 16- portrays Hasaw Kan K’awil (ruler) wearing elaborate dress for celebration Copan, Honduras 200-900 AD Also UNESCO World Heritage Site Temples/ball court Ball court most imposing/decorative of Mesoamerican world, considered ancient city’s social center Also found “Steles” here Have a large list of known rulers, gathered from inscriptions Palenque, Mexico 300-900 AD overgrown by rainforest (difficult to keep forest back)
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