One of the largest sites of pre-Columbian Mayan ruins, Tikal was once one of the most important cities in the Mayan world.
This symbolical figure is found also at Tikal carved in wood.
The passages in the Palenque and Tikal texts (figs. 59 and 60, respectively) have never been satisfactorily explained.
Tikal is forty miles north-east of Flores, towards the south of the peninsula.
The cycle glyph in the Tikal text (fig. 60, A5) is clearly the normal form.
From Tikal the civilising column advanced towards the north of the peninsula.
The first five glyphs on the east side of Stela 10 at Tikal are not illustrated in figure 60.
The bas-reliefs at Palenque, Lorillard, and Tikal tell this story very plainly.
In the Peten district, Tikal is famous for its splendid sculptures representing Kukulkan and other divinities.
Mr. Bowditch has included also in his list of kin signs the form shown in figure 34, l, from an inscription at Tikal.