Maya Site of Copan (1980)
Honduras

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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. 
  • St. Vincent of the Grenadines 1996. UNESCO anniversary. Mayan Ruins at Copan, Honduras. The stamp is digitally cut out of a souvenir sheet. Click here to see the full sheet. The link will open in a new window. The stamp is located in the bottom row, on the right. Scan by courtesy of Miomir Zivkovic (Serbia). 

St. Vincent of the Grenadines 1996. UNESCO anniversary. Mayan Ruins at Copan, Honduras.

Honduras 1939. Mayan Stele at Copan. Honduras 1927. Ruins of Copan. Honduras 1939. Mayan Temple at Copan.

Other World Heritage Sites in Honduras (on this web site). Please refer to the UNESCO-listing, Honduras section, for further information about the individual properties. 

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