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Address: Copan, Honduras

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Certainly Different

Not sure what I was expecting, but it took some imagination to see it as it must have been, especially since it was covered and there really wasn't anything behind it. The photos... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
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Colorado
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63 reviews 63 reviews
35 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

Not sure what I was expecting, but it took some imagination to see it as it must have been, especially since it was covered and there really wasn't anything behind it. The photos there, showing it the way it looked on discovery (not so different!) and a color photo showing how it might have looked were interesting. I had some... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

When I was at Copan in 1995, the staircase was covered with graduate students, working on it, cleaning and putting it back together. In 2015, it was really spectacular. Copa may not be as large as Tikal, but it really is very beautiful.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

I only wish Honduras could recover that missing part of the staircase... I saw it once at Harvard... if only they were to give it back so our staircase was complete!

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Tadworth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

I have seen a lot of Mayan sites but this was the most interesting. Not spectacular like Tikal, but fascinating

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Scottsdale
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249 helpful votes 249 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

This huge staircase, in both height and width, is completely covered with hieroglyphs and contains five statues of Mayan kings with an alter at the base. Although it is covered by a raised tarpaulin to protect it from the elements you still get an excellent view and even have some welcome shade.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Not sure why there is a separate post as this is part of the ruins. Should be taken off the website..

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Kula, Hawaii
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

one of the longest inscriptions in the Mayan world recounting history of the site. Partially covered to prevent further erosion and weathering, but a fascinating find nevertheless

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Interesting to know that steps were put together wrong in the forties, and are now being rearranged.... A big job!!! Well worth seeing!

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Lafayette, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

This monument is the most famous part of Copan Archaeological site. Apparently there is 63 steps with several thousand hieroglyphs that tells the history of the royal house of Copan. One cannot help but be in awe of the work that went into creating this monument. To protect it the staircase is covered by a large tarp. It is necessary... More 

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Northampton
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

This stair case is wonderful although sad that only the bottom end is in its correct position -- the rest is jumbled up.

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