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. For travelers who use our custom trip planner, Copan holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Hieroglyphic Stairway and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • October 2, 2017
    It is one of the architectural wonders of Copán. A pity that this semitapada with a canvas of protection which does not allow to appreciate it in all its glory, as does not take good pictures. Hopefully find some way to protect it that allows at the same time to appreciate it better.
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  • August 18, 2017
    What an amazing site! You just can't imagine how this was built without machinery - it was a really interesting place to visit.  more »
  • August 14, 2017
    While you are in the Park this is one of those visits that should last for its importance and history this around 2.097 hieroglyphic stairway is worth ud to take his time so see details
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