Amphitheatre

Amphitheatre, Copan Ruinas

Amphitheatre
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kitty37421
Chattanooga, TN345 contributions
within the copan ruinas
Jan 2019 • Friends
this was a large place within the walking we did for the copan ruinas. we love the art work they did many many moons ago.
Written February 2, 2019
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Asim A
Chicago, IL115 contributions
Mayan History
Dec 2018 • Couples
Another building in the Copan Ruins with head carvings. Our private guide Konrad Heinz spent a lot of time explaining the significance of this Amphitheater and the history. Highly recommend this site among others in the Copan Ruins.
Written December 27, 2018
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r0landbrunner
Zurich, Switzerland1,647 contributions
excellent stone carving
Dec 2017 • Couples
another building and site within the Copan Ruinas is the big amphitheatre. climb to the top of the temple building and admire the amazing stone carving there.
Written December 22, 2017
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KayleeShepheard
Batemans Bay, Australia546 contributions
So much history
May 2017 • Friends
The amphitheatre is a part of the Copan ruins site. It is an impressive place to take in the history of the Mayans.
Written May 12, 2017
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Marcus1900I
Vancouver, Canada122 contributions
beautiful place
Mar 2017 • Family
Copan have been excavated a lot since my last visit. it is still a beautiful place. unfortunately there are no more animals around any moreonly birds...
Written March 24, 2017
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climber_in_CH
Salida, CO1,144 contributions
well maintained, interesting site
Sep 2016 • Friends
We had a guide to fully appreciate the wonder of these ruins. Paths were well-maintained and the quality of work done here so long ago; amazing!
Written January 19, 2017
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haveboozewilltravel
California622 contributions
A unique & somewhat whimsical structure
Apr 2016 • Couples
I agree with some archaeologists that this structure may have functioned as an amphitheater. The theatrical masks & dancing jaguars (almost like cartoon characters) seem to support this. One can envision Mayan families sitting on these steps watching theater & comedy. Perhaps the Mayans are the Greeks of the Western Hemisphere.
Written April 20, 2016
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Larry B
McMinnville, OR335 contributions
What went on here
Jun 2015 • Couples
Within the ruins there are many things to see and wonder about. Once on top of the ruins at first we all seemed to be looking outward to get a feel for the view of the area around us. Turn around and look inward to then see the center of this part of the ruins. A theater for daily and or special events. This may have been for only the upper society to enjoy as the size and the fact there are high level family members burial sites just over the side of this part of the ruins. Sit and wonder what was done here and for who.
Written March 9, 2016
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DeanMurphy2020
Orlando, FL7,287 contributions
Thumbs up!☺
Nov 2015 • Friends
Diego García de Palacio in 1570 tripped upon the ancient Mayan site of Copán, which now functions as one of the most important sites of the Mayan civilization. However, the ruins were not excavated until the 1800s. Hieroglyphic texts inscribed on stone temples—primarily the Hieroglyphic Stairway—gives a glimpse into the everyday lives of Mayans. The historical significance of the Amphitheatre, Stairway, temples and pyramids combined provide enough historical significance to warrant the designation of a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Like the more famous Roman Colosseum and Arles Amphitheater—and the astounding Greek Epidaurus theater—Mayan amphitheaters were the gathering places for Mayan rulers and common folk. Adjacent to the Copán Amphitheater is the ballcourt for the unpronounceable name of the ballgame Ōllamaliztli. “Soccer” is simpler☺ This amphitheater has been magnificently restored, the grass field gently sloped to allow torrential rains to drain. Unlike the Greek and Roman theaters, the Mayan versions are rectangular, and have no nosebleed seats. I strongly recommend a guided tour of this Copán aspect, as the details (I lost my notepad) provided by the knowledgeable guides are a wealth of information. This venue is significantly absent the hieroglyphs of the Stairway and temples.
Written January 19, 2016
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LolaGo1
Washington DC, DC5,682 contributions
SO, WHAT'S THE SHOW FOR TODAY?
Nov 2015 • Solo
While visiting this attraction, I would just imagine HOW and WHY it was used before, when everything around it was new, and the Mayan Kingdom was at the peak of its glory! It must be very exciting watching the events here and the people (with their colorful attires) participating in such events.

I took a lot of pictures to commemorate my visit of this attraction and continued to admire its ancient civilization.
Written December 12, 2015
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