New sites within the park are still being excavated. When the new structures are uncovered, the stone blocks have to be removed one at a time and labeled as to their location due to the vegetation that has grown into the structures. If a block has crumbled, a replacement is made and after all of the blocks have been removed, cleaned and labeled, or reconstructed if necessary, the structure is rebuilt.
Sounds like fun, huh?
Tikal was amazing and is a ‘Don’t Miss’ if you visit Guatemala. Stay tuned for more installments of the trip to Guatemala. Next stop: Lanquin and Semuc Champey!