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The Great Stairway

Started by 18 Rabbit and completed by Smoke Shell in the 8th Century. Over 2,200 glyph blocks make up the stairway to a temple at the top. Considered to be one of the most important structures built during the Mayan civilization.
Copan, Honduras

February 27th 2015
Left Atitlan on the 24th of February. Hired a private car to take us directly to Copan rather than taking one ride to Antigua, another to Guatemala City and a third vehicle to Copan. Cost for the ride was $200 US in total. Six hour trip along some good roads and some bad. Our driver, Hector, schooled us on our Spanish while we cruised through the Copan river valley. High mountain ridges clad in ju ... read more
Central America Caribbean » Honduras » Western » Copán Ruinas

Honduran Flag Once part of Spain's vast empire in the New World, Honduras became an independent nation in 1821. After two and a half decades of mostly military rule, a freely elected civilian government came to power in 1982. During the 1980s, Honduras proved a ha... ... read more
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