Saturday, August 01, 2009

Central America odyssey pt. 9 (Copan, Archaeologial site)

Visiting the ruins at Copan was certainly one of the highlights of my trip. If you follow this blog at all you will know how excited pre-hispanic archaeology makes me... and frolicking around a site like Copan, well it does not get much better than that. Copan is know cheifly for its wonderful sculpture, there are however some vary noteworthy monumental structures... however the scale of the palaces is not comparable to those at Clacmul, Tikal or Palenque.

Main ballcourt

Very neat large stone sculpture of an old man

So freaking cool, these guys ment bussines

You can still make out quite a bit of color on many of the masks and facade, however nothing like that which you would find in other sites such as Bonampak.

Mayan Battle turtle brings only mayheam death and destruction!!!

Hope you enjoyed the photos of this wonderful site. Next stop ANTIGUA GUATEMALA!

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