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It is possible that a better understanding of the inscriptions will reveal more about the ultimate fate of the first Chak Tok Ich'aak of Tikal. But unfortunately the Maya scribes were not disposed to tell us as much as we would like to know. All that is certain is that "strangers" from Teotihuacan arrived one day, and that same day saw the death of Jaguar Paw, the ruler of Tikal.

Sunset, Tikal. Photo: Joel Skidmore.