But you should!
Above all, the Mayans, e.g. in Tikal:
(about 80,000 inhabitants around 800 AD)
They were built by the inhabitants of Teotihuacan:
(about 150,000 inhabitants around 450 AD)
It was built by the Maya at Uxmal:
(about 15,000 inhabitants around 900 AD)
As in Monte Alban, built by the Zapotecs:
(about 17,000 inhabitants around 0 AD)
As in Tulum, built by the Mayans:
(1,500 inhabitants around 1200 AD)
Unfortunately, Tenochtitlan was completely destroyed by the Spaniards. You can still see some remains today in Mexico City, e.g. when changing the metro.
(about 200,000 inhabitants at 1521 AD)
Chichen Itza was built by the Mayans.
(about 50,000 residents around 900 AD)
In Palenque, the Maya left a beautiful tower.
(about 5,000 residents around 700 AD)
In Kabah, built by the Maya Puuc
(around 900 AD)
The forerunner of basketball?
First thing on top, you fetch your breath. Suddenly, the jungle is below and a breathtaking view in front.
I would have very much liked to see El Mirador. El Mirador was one of the oldest and largest Maya cities. Tikal’s main square fits completely into the largest pyramid in El Mirador!
So why didn’t I go? The city has been overgrown by the jungle for 2,000 years. Today, you can only get there by walking through the jungle of Guatemala.
I did not have one week of time for that. Next time!!