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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. (

Place/region: Copan, Honduras, Latin America
Series: Treasures of the World Heritage of Mankind
Type: Documentary
Production and personalities:
Director: Peter Wendt, Jens Ducker
Participant: Ernesto Aramayo, Pablo Kummetz
Producer: Ralph Nolting Sponsor: 16:9 Action Plan of the European Union; UNESCO WHC; ZDF Südwestfunk
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Rights: ZDF Südwestfunk; UNESCO WHC

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