Hieroglyphic Stairway, Copan Ruinas

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 Ruinas holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Hieroglyphic Stairway and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • This was part of our basic tour I have her wish we could somehow see it closer either with binoculars, or some kind of suspension system that would allow you to walk up there and look at it closer  more »
  • Be prepared to walk and see as much or as little as your physical condition can handle. Our guide Cesar was super and spoke English much more than we could speak spanish. Was well versed on history...  more »

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