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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  • wear your comfy shoes is a very small but lots of walking park. once you entry you will see lots of guacamayas. the park is clean and have history you cant walk into the stairway. no food or beverages...  more »
  • Covered with a canvas (imposed by UNESCO to safeguard the carved stones that are limestone crumble with rains) the staircase is the most interesting ruin of Copan ... if you have a patient guide will tell you a thousand things about it....it is also the monument of ours. (Western) shames....how can you expect to take away an important part of the staircase in return for excavations and finds made ?
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