Here is part one of our time in Tikal.
Sunday, April 6, 2014
Tikal part 1
Tikal was amazing and I took plenty of video. We learned so much about the Mayan civilization. It's a misconception that they are exstinct they are Ali e and well and over 30 million of then are still in Guatemala. We see them everyday! The great mystery is why they left huge cities like Tikal. Our knowledgeable tour guide taught us all about the cause. The Mayan cities were so huge and elaborate that deforestation became a huge issue and the lack of trees in the area caused a 200 yr drought. In order to survive the masses had to abandon the cities.