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A ruined Mayan city of northern Guatemala. It was the largest and most powerful of the ancient Mayan cities. Excavation and restoration of the ruins began in 1956.
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an ancient Mayan city in N Guatemala occupied c200 b.c. to a.d. 900.
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In Tik'al, one of the larger Maya cities, there's evidence of a celebration for when the calendar rolled over to and other dates ending in zeroes.