Hieroglyphic Stairway, Copan Ruinas

Discover Hieroglyphic Stairway, located within an archaeological site that once served as a political and religious center of the Mayan civilization. The stairway boasts the longest discovered Mayan text that dates back to approximately 755 CE, with some 2,000 glyphs etched in its stone. Archaeologists interpret the stairs to symbolize the rule of 16 kings from the Copan dynasty, the bottom step beginning with Yax K'uk Moh and the top one depicting the death of a ruler commonly known as 18 Rabbit. For travelers who use our custom trip planner, Copan Ruinas holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Hieroglyphic Stairway and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • This was very impressive. We got interpreted several of the hieroglyphics that describes life at the time. It also shows the heads of several of the rulers among the Mayans. The location of the stones on the stairs is not entirely correct when this was done before one could read the inscriptions
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  • the site of Copan is very beautiful and special; a special mention must be given to the steps that, at least to the best of my knowledge, is a particularity of the site not present in other Mayan archaeological sites. The stairway is fairly degraded by time and is made impractical by time, but it's worth it.
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  • the visit to the site of copan honduras we had details of the maya hieroglyphic staircase of centuries
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