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Hieroglyphic Stairway, Copan

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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. Add Hieroglyphic Stairway and other attractions to your Copan trip itinerary using our Copan holiday planner.
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  • Beautiful in the forest ago excavations which reasonably have been restored. Sometimes there are replicas at the originals in museums abroad.
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  • The largest within the meaning of the most wonderful monument of the archaeological area in Copan compared to Chitzen itza in Mexico is not here yet the crowds can be alone to contemplate the work of pre-Columbian architecture
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  • One of the places most interesting of copan ruins. Possibly, one of the ruins with the bas-reliefs more beautiful
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