University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Athropology

Author: Mary Ellen Miller

Tikal, Guatemala

A Rationale for the Placement of the Funerary Pyramids

By: Mary Ellen Miller

For more than a hundred years, the towering pyramids at Tikal, Guatemala, have captured both popular and scholarly fancy. They form the very basis of our notion of a Maya pyramid, and since they appeared on the secret enemy planet in “Star Wars,- the Tikal pyramids have entered the consciousness of countless people. Six great […]