Visual Timeline: Maya Government
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250 CE - 950 CE: The Classic Maya Period which saw the height of the Maya Civilization in cities such as Chichen Itza, Palenque, Tikal, Copan and Uxmal.
426 CE - 437 CE: Reign of the first named Copan ruler K'inich Yax K'uk Mo.
615 CE - 683 CE: Reign of Kinich Janaab Pacal I or Pakal the Great, king of Maya Palenque.
682 CE - 734 CE: Reign of Jasaw Chan K'awiil at Tikal.
850 CE - 925 CE: Uxmal establishes itself as the capital of the Puuc region of Yucatan.
950 CE - 1524 CE: The Post-Classic Period in which the cities were abandoned and the region was invaded by the Spanish conquerors.
1524 CE: The Battle of Utatlan in which the last Maya resistance is crushed by the conquistador Alvarado. Traditional date of the end of the Maya Civilization.