IN THE AMERICAS WITH DAVID YETMAN

Program Details
Air Time: 
01/03/2014 - 6:30am - 6:59am
Program Title: 
THE PRIDE OF GUATEMALA: TIKAL OF THE MAYAS
Program Service: 
EX
Program URL: 
http://www.intheamericas.com/
PSIP Description: 
Visit new excavations within the Tikal temples and join a festival at the home of Maya descendants.
Long Description: 
Over two thousand years ago Mayas undertook construction of a city deep within the jungles of the Peten region of Guatemala. For over a thousand years the city of Tikal dominated the countryside and the region with its towering temples, affluent society, and hosts of scientists, engineers, and craftsmen. Host David Yetman accompanies archaeologists who explain the unfolding story of Tikal as new discoveries emerge a daily basis. Yetman visits new excavations within the temples and joins a festival at the home of Maya descendants who live not far away from the ancient site.