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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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  • amazing place. Sad to see it in less good shape than our first trip 25 years ago. It is covered which helps but many of the stones have lost the really bright contrast between the carvings and the sto...  more »
  • This stairway is located within the Copan ruins park. It's an impressive structure and definitely worth checking out.  more »
  • The only thing I did not like was the yellow plastic covering the staircase making taking pictures difficult and the fact that you could not approach it because of a railing in front of it, apart from...  more »