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If you’ve been to Guatemala, you’ve likely visited El Petén. Most travelers head straight to the northernmost department to witness Tikal, the legendary Maya city in the jungle. A sprawling site dotted with thousand-year old pyramidal temples that have been splendidly restored, it is certainly the country’s top attraction, not to mention its biggest source of tourist income.

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Human effigy incense burner top Maya Early Classic Period A.D. 400–550 Object Place: Department of El Petén, Guatemala, Tikal area A seated male figure, likely a Maya ruler, wears a zoomorphic headdress surmounted by a cartouche in which originally was painted his name (now eroded). He wears a large pectoral depicting a human face, which may represent the Maize god, and holds a human heart in his hands. Suspended from his nose is a crossed-bands and triangle icon. His body is paincartouche…

Tripod plate with rattle feet Maya, Late Classic Period A.D. 600–750 Department of El Petén, Guatemala, Tikal area Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Plate with rattle feet, Maya Late Classic Period, A.D. 650–750 Department of El Petén, Guatemala, Yaxhá-Holmul-Xultún area Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Human effigy incense burner top Maya, Early Classic Period A.D. 400–550 Tikal area, Department of El Petén, Guatemala Museum of Fine Arts, Boston