Yax Ehb Xook
|Ajaw of Tikal|
Yax Ehb Xook's glyph
Previous estimates had placed the founder at AD 170-235 or AD 219-238. But these ranges had been derived by placing the death of the ninth ruler Chak Tok Ich'aak I who died in AD 378. In fact Chak Tok Ich'aak I, who died in 378, was Tikal's fourteenth ruler and not its ninth. This earlier foundation date only reinforces Tikal's pivotal role in the genesis of Classic civilization in the Maya Lowlands, synchronizing it with developments in the Highlands and Pacific Coast that have traditionally been designated Late Preclassic but bear most of the hallmarks of Early Classic civilization.
- Martin & Grube 2008, p.26.
- Martin & Grube 2008, pp.26-27.
- "Yax Ehb' Xook". Mesoweb. Mesoweb Publications. Retrieved 11 November 2015.
|Ajaw of Tikal
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