Partial view of the ruins and causeway display near the museum. The Gran Plaza, the focal point of Tikal, is in upper right. There were 2 museums, neither allowing photography unfortunately. The one museum had a collection of stelae (carved "headstone" type monuments). Particularly interesting were large aerial photographs of when various structures were discovered at Tikal and the excavation process. Most were heavily covered with dense jungle growth, one pyramid took from 1957 to 1965 just to remover the jungle growth before excavation could begin. The other museum was a collection of items found during excavation, some in remarkably good condition. Items included painted pottery vessels, carved jade, bone, shell and stone, sacrificial animal bones and feathers, and obsidian tools. There was also a tomb complete with human bones and sacrificial offerings.

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