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The Pride of Guatemala: Tikal of the Mayas

Season 1 Episode 103 | 26m 46s

For over a thousand years the city of Tikal dominated the countryside and the region with its towering temples, affluent society and hosts of scientists, engineers and craftsmen. Archaeologist explain the unfolding story of Tikal as new discoveries emerge a daily basis. Visit excavations within the temples and join a festival at the home of Maya descendents who live near the ancient site.

Aired: 04/06/12
Distributed nationally by American Public Television
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