Honduras: Copan Archaeological Site

Copan Ruins represent one of the largest centers of the Mayan civilization. A UNESCO World Heritage Site. At its hight, over 20 thousand people lived in the Copan valley around 7th century AD. These ruins are unlike any other – elaborate carvings, stellas, masks, ad hieroglyphs. There is an entire stone staircase completely covered in hieroglyphs documenting the history of Copan kings. Staggering amount of intricately carved stellas and walls everywhere, all overgrown by primeval jungle. Also, a lot of depiction of skulls around. I thought I’de be a little “ruined out” by now, but this was very impressive site