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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I understand the reason for the canopy but the magnificence was obscured as a result. I wish I had a better idea of the history. Even the tour guide I had, I didn't think was very good with the explan... more »
les sculptures et la stèle sont spendides, hélàs la perspective est réduite par cette bâche qui protège quoi ? more »the sculptures and stele are spendides, helàs the prospect is reduced by this covering which protects what?
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