Hieroglyphic Stairway, Copan Ruinas

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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 Ruinas holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Hieroglyphic Stairway and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • a beautiful place to be , go early in morning less people, and better for pictures, and of course the Heat is much bearable. 
    a beautiful place to be , go early in morning less people, and better for pictures, and of course the Heat is much bearable.  more »
  • You could spend an interesting 1/2 hour examining (from a distance) the intricate, Maya, stone-cut carvings from the 7th century. 
    You could spend an interesting 1/2 hour examining (from a distance) the intricate, Maya, stone-cut carvings from the 7th century.  more »

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