Copan ruins – Honduras

The ruins of Copán are located in the Copan valley, in the west corner of Honduras, near the border with neighboring Guatemala.
The Maya civilization have been at times mistaken for an empire, like the Inca established in the Andes, but the Maya political system was different: instead of a united and centralized system, their world was formed by individual and independent city states that often competed against each other on the battlefield.
They inhabited areas in Central America from Mexico to Honduras. Discovered in 1570 by Diego Garcia de Palacio, the Maya site of Copan is one of the most important sites of the Mayan civilization. The site is functioned as the political, civil and religious Centre of the Copan Valley. It was also the political Centre and cultural focus of a larger territory that covered the southeast portion of the Maya area and its periphery.
During the period when Mayan civilization spread across Central America, Copán was the largest and most influential city in the south-eastern sector.

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3 Responses to Copan ruins – Honduras

  1. Jaume says:

    Maravilloso!

  2. bionicun says:

    Cuanto me gustaría estar por ahí. Que los disfrutes!

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