The carvings of UNESCO World Heritage-listed Copan

The carvings of UNESCO World Heritage-listed Copan

Among Central America’s finest ruins, visitors can still tangibly feel the ancient city of Copan’s power as they walk around: the scale is immense, the ruins extensive, and the details exquisite. Perhaps more so than Mexico’s or Guatemala’s amazing ruins, Copan excels in its sculpture. The museum is stacked with brilliant relics of the work of the city’s artisans, and be sure to check out Honduras’ very own Acropolis – the carved reliefs of the kings of Copan are a great introduction to the site, their names seemingly straight from myth – Moon Jaguar and Head on Earth, Great Sun and Smoke Monkey.

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