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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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  • The staircase is renovated and very interesting with the Hyeroglyphen and small statues. Now each case is this Fund Weltkulturerbe.Auf UNESCO worth seeing.
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  • The hieroglyphic stairway is one of the most impressive aspects of the ruins. It is now undercover so it is slightly harder to see but hopefully it will be better protected.  more »
  • This is a real way of knowing the legacy of the Mayan culture, away from the crowds that haunt Chichen Itza and other places. He liked to be with no one else and have time to explore at my leisure.
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