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Copan, in Honduras: A Center of Mayan Culture. ©UNESCO 1995
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Copan, in Honduras: A Center of Mayan Culture

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Discovered in 1570 by Diego García de Palacio, the ruins of Copán, one of the most important sites of the Mayan civilization, were not excavated until the 19th century. The ruined citadel and imposing public squares reveal the three main stages of development before the city was abandoned in the early 10th century. (

on this subject: Copan (

Place/country: Honduras
Series: Treasures of the World Heritage of Mankind
Type: Documentary
Credits: Peter Wendt, director ; Jens Ducker, director. Ernesto Aramayo, participant ; Pablo Kummetz, participant.
UNESCO WHC, publisher. Ralph Nolting, producer. 16:9 Action Plan of the European Union, producer ; UNESCO WHC, producer ; ZDF Südwestfunk, producer.

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