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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  • The Ruienenfeld with all archaeological sites is absolutely worth a visit. On the stairs were just work took place was covered.
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  • The whole park is a real gem, but this staircase is incredible. You obviously can’t walk up it, but you can admire up close.  more »
  • We did the tour with a professional guide and it was really worth, visit the Acropolis without explanation is not so significant as to the details of such magnificent Perron!
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