Within the book we explain the architectural complexes of the ceremonial center of Tikal with their sacred and public meanings and uses By using sophisticated digital maps, illustrations, and photographs we compare Tikal today with Tikal in ancient times to show the enormous differences We also include commentaries on possible events leading to the collapse of ancient Mayan culture Details are also given regarding finding the best locations and dates to take incredible pictures....
|Title||:||Tikal: Analyze, understand and live the biggest Mayan city-state (English Edition)|
|Number of Pages||:||265 Pages|
|File Size||:||895 KB|
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Tikal: Analyze, understand and live the biggest Mayan city-state (English Edition) Reviews
Viele Hintergrundinfos und Detailwissen, aber auch praktische Fototipps für den obligatorischen Tikal Ausflug auf dem Weg durch Guatemala. Absolut Empfehlenswert!
I had the unique privilege of meeting Dieter Richter during an end of summer trip down to Guatemala in 2016 to learn about the Mayan people and volunteer at an English School in Guatemala City. Our first stop was to see the beautiful city of Flores in Petén; Dieter owns and operates the Hostel Café Arqueológico Yaxha and this is where we first met. Over the next 4 days we had a private tour of the Tikal, San Clemente, and Yaxha cities courtesy of Dieter and his company. I couldn't explain in any amount of written words the kind of experience this was. All I can say is, that I day-dream and night-dream about my time spent in Guatemala and a huge portion of those precious memories are thanks to Dieter and his work. Some months later when I came home and had the chance to read "Tikal: Analyze, understand and live the biggest Mayan city-state", I felt as though I was right back in the lowland forests of Petén, gazing awestruck at the grandeur of one of Central America's most fascinating pieces of history and their work to preserve it for future generations. The in-depth knowledge that is expressed throughout the entire book is mesmerizing. It is written in an easy and straight-forward manner that would allow anyone to understand. It walks you through the National Park as if you were already there experiencing it. A definite read before you make your trip to Tikal!---- or afterwards, like me, to feel the beauty and amazement of Guatemala flood back into your heart and mind! :)
Three years ago I had the wonderful opportunity of visiting Tikal with my daughter. It was magical experience! At the time I only had country travel books with me which are heavy and awkward to use in the field. This ebook option I came across and purchased last year I think is going to be ideal for my return trip to Tikal later this year. Besides the ease of having at one's fingertips on a phone in their pocket, I found this book to be very well organized, detailed and came with excellent diagrams. I much prefer these images over photographs as they clearly helped identify key structures and points of interest in a very simple manner. From the physical structures themselves, to the relationships with solar and celestial bodies, to the historical background of social, cultural, geographic and climatic conditions .... I found the authors did an excellent job of sharing the really important facts of this ancient marvel, but in an easy to read and engaging manner. I would definitely recommend this to anyone who is considering visiting Tikal!
I met Dieter Richter (co-author) when I stayed in a house in his yard in Flores about a hear ago and studied at the language school owned by him and his wife Eva. Originally from Germany,he is an architect who has lived in Guatemala for many years and studies Tikal through out this time. He shared his knowledge with us (as well as a few dinners and rousing card games) and gave us some new insights into Tikal. I haven't had a chance to read this book yet, but have already read another of this works that I got last year. I have no doubt that it will be equally engaging and, if you have an interest in this part of the world, give it a read.
The book is written in very clear and easy to understand language, by two authors with experience and passion for preserving and protecting this and similar sites, as well as educating people on its importance and grandeur. I have now personally been to Tikal twice, and I find this book to be an invaluable companion to understanding this immense and impressive site. Dieter Richter quite literally may be the most knowledgeable person in all of the Peten region and beyond regarding Tikal, as well as many other lesser-known but also fascinating Mayan sites in the region.
Great guide book about a great site to visit. It takes you on an exiting tour of Tikal, explaining about the different Temples and other buildings as well as some history in an easy to understand way. Great read and easy to follow maps.Highly recommended.