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Copan Archaeology Site

Copan, called Oxwitik by the people who built it, was an ancient city presently located in the northwest of Honduras, in the southeast of what was once ancient Mesoamerica. The city was constructed by the Maya in the Preclassic period and had its high point from 400 to 800 AD.

Copan is well known for having some of the best preserved hieroglyphics and most elaborate stelae in the Maya world.

The ceremonial center of Copan

After many years of excavation and restoration, the ceremonial center of the archaeology site has been restored, and Copan is now a major tourist destination.