Episode 15 - Lost City of the Maya
Hidden deep inside the Guatemalan jungle lies the lost city of Tikal. 1200 years ago it was the most important settlement in the Maya world, home to more than 100,000 people. dominating a network of cities that it was home to over 100,000 people.
Now a team of experts unlock Tikal's mysteries to reveal how it rose from jungle backwater to Maya superpower.
They uncover the ingenious engineering inside Temple IV - the tallest structure the Maya ever built; how Tikal's inhabitants thrived in times of drought; and the reason behind its sudden transformation into a ghost town.