Maya Archaeological Sites
The city of Copán was far and away the artistic leader of all the Maya cities, with ornate sculptures and statues, and the most complete hieroglyphic historical record yet found. The ruins of Copán and smaller surrounding sites, located in a lovely river valley, are worth at least two days, more for the archaeology buff.
Don’t miss a trip to the sculpture museum, with a full-scale painted replica of an ancient temple in the center, or Las Sepulturas, for a glimpse of Maya daily life.
© Josh Berman from Moon Maya 2012