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Museum Lítico - Museum - Guatemala

The bigger of the two museums in Tikal, Museum Lítico houses the important stelae excavated from the within the ancient temples. It displays imposing carved rocks, with interpretations of what the illustrations mean. Explanations of the Mayan hieroglyphics also give an interesting insight into their literary world. Photographs taken during each step of the discovery by Alfred Mausdlay and Teobert Maler in the 19th century are worth a look. Located inside the visitors’ center, you can easily take an hour to explore this museum when the sun is the strongest. No photos are allowed in the museum. Beside the museum, there is a big 3D model of how Tikal would have looked around AD 800.

Visitors' Center

Museum Types:
Historical museum, Archaeology, Anthropology

Price Description: $1.25 for foreigners and $0.25 for nationals

Relative price: Budget

Open Hours from:Mon-Fri 8a.m.-4.30p.m. Sat-Sun 8a.m.-4p.m.

Travel Skills: None

Here are other activities in and around Tikal that may be of interest: Museum Tikal / Museum Cerámico ,

By Nellie Huang
30 Sep 2009

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