Hardman, Chris
June 2008
Americas;Jun2008, Vol. 60 Issue 3, p57
This article features the discovery of a 2,500-year-old city called Waka' in the Laguna del Tigre National Park in Guatemala. The city once stood at the crossroads of the ancient Maya world. The archaeologists working on the site believe the city can answer many of the questions about political events in the Petén region during the Classic Period of Maya history. According to the historical record, the city was inhabited as early as 500 BC. It reached its political peak around 400 AD and was abandoned some four centuries later.


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