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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 has a few very nice head but loses much thanks to the great fabric that covers it... that's why you fail to see all the immensity... it hurts but it is what it is
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  • The ruins of the ancient Copan today are impressive. It is worth to put down to the underworld in order to have a greater idea of the genius construction. At the end of the show, the Museum (also recommended), and unfortunately you have to go back to reality.
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  • The most extensive hieroglyphic text of the new world and one of the reasons by pas which UNESCO declared a world heritage site.
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