Wednesday, April 18, 2007


Copan is an ancient Mayan city in far western Honduras. It was considered the Paris of the Mayan kingdom as it is most famous for its portrait stelae. Peoples first lived established a kingdom in the area around 159. The area reached a peak during the 5th century, but declined greatly during the 8th-9th century. The site today is easily accessible and is one of the most important tourist attractions in Honduras.


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