Tikal National Park Project, Guatemala

January 1, 2015

A U.S. Embassy and Guatemalan Ministry of Culture initiative supported the development of a “Master Plan for the Physical Security of Tikal National Park,” which contains one of the largest and most important ancient Maya archaeological sites. 

A U.S.-Guatemalan team worked with on-site administrators, archaeologists, and security personnel, Ministry officials in the capital, and other stakeholders to develop site security procedures for preventing looting and theft; establishing a sustainably secure and safe environment for Park employees, users, researchers, residents, and tourists; and training Guatemalan cultural heritage professionals in project planning methods that are transferrable to other sites in Guatemala.

Learn more about the Department of State's Cultural Heritage Center.